Blackbook Magazine's Top Ten Coffee Shops
Here's a link to the article:
And here is the list:
1. CiCi's Cafe
2. Pose Cafe & Market
3. The Griddle
4. Cafe 50's
5. Basix Cafe
6. Jinky's Cafe
7. Nat's Early Bite
8. 101 Cofee Shop
10. Joyce's Coffee Shop
The question I have is what about Pann's or Jan's or someone else?
Hmm. Been to Basix many many times, and while I really like it, it doesn't seem like a "coffee shop". It's more "trendy weho neighborhood restaurant". My vote would go to the Village Coffee Shop in Beachwood Canyon. While not overly popular, is the definitive of what I consider a coffee shop.
re: Das Ubergeek
Yeah, DuPar's trendy? I also wonder about the word "coffee shop" as opposed to cafe. When I think of a Coffee Shop I think of a place that has a coffee menu along with a breakfast menu. Something lke the Peach. But even if the words overlap in meanng then the Peach still stands out because of the food and the coffee selection menu.
In the Blackbook posting there was some confusion about that too. I'm wondering if it's a regional or generational thing, or both? As a native Californian, to me, "coffee shop" means what east coasters call a "diner" - a place that serves short-order food, basically. A greasy spoon. Coffee is generally of dubious quality at best.
Places that specialize in coffee I've always known as "coffee houses."