Expresso Cielo - Main on Santa Monica
This is hands down the best latte I've had lately. Better than Caffe Lux, Intelligensia, Blue Bottle...I've never tasted milk that is so smooth, creamy and not overwhelming, complement perfectly with the coffee below. I want to go back tomorrow and more than happy to fork over another $3.75 for a tiny little cup of latte.
They are in soft opening stage this week, only open for a few hours a day. It seems like they'll also offer single origin coffee by cup, but the first shipment is only going to come in tomorrow and I'm promised they'll have 5-6 choices. They will officially be opened next week.
3310 Main Street, Santa Monica
Cross Street Marina.
Better than my favorite Blue Bottle?!!! Thems fight'in words WBGuy! You mention that their "...first shipment is only going to come in tomorrow..." which makes me wonder who the roaster is. I'll be down that way later today and I'll give em a preliminary try, hoping for excellance!
Oh and thanks for the tip!
Cielo has become my must-stop place when I'm in that area. Definitely a place with quality espresso, technique, and service. I recommend it as well!