Updated: Oct 21, 2021
Searching for a secret coffee shop that’s accessible to all in the city of Angels?
Look no further, Kiff Kafe is the place to be. Conveniently located close to the 405 and the 10 freeways, you can swing by for a morning pick me up coffee, an afternoon work session and even a fun evening date.
The entrance to the coffee shop is magical: as if you were walking into a fairy garden. The huge fig tree and gorgeous Bougainvillea vines, the patio lights, the charming outdoor furniture and the nice music make this place unique and welcoming.
As you make your way to the coffee counter, either via the back entrance (through the patio) or by the front door, it feels like you are entering a local wine market of a small French village. The wine display is very enticing – I was tempted to buy a bottle and crack it open on the sunny patio. I did have work to finish so I chose to order a cappuccino and a croissant instead (boring, I know). Both were delicious but I realized that I’d made a big mistake by not ordering the avocado tartine when I saw the person at the neighboring table receiving hers. I couldn’t help but stare as she took the first bite. The look of satisfaction on her face made me regret my ulterior plans with friends for a late lunch in WeHo. I will NOT be making that mistake again!
Tip: There were power outlets on the patio too, which makes it ideal for working remotely… with a delicious iced coffee in hand.
The Kiff Kafe crowd was eclectic: families, hipsters, students, etc. Fun fact: José, one of the servers, is a reputable breakdancer from the Bronx who also loves embroidery!
What made this place so amazing was the vibe.
What made this place so amazing was the vibe: the L shaped patio with mix-matched tables gives it such charm. Eric, the owner, told me that it all came together naturally, without a specific design plan: a friend made the patio flooring, Eric just picked up chair sets here and there, another friend built the gorgeous wooden wall in the picture below, etc.
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*Blog published in Sara's Adventure on October 11, 2021. Written by Sara Laverty-Lavoie.