Cafecito Organico... not just coffee
After reading the epic LA coffee thread, I visited Cafecito Organico (on Heliotrope in Silverlake) to see if the coffee stood up to some of the best I've had in LA. Surprisingly, I had a great latte (texture and preparation of the milk and taste of the espresso bean/roast they use are all excellent... definitely worth putting on the map to revisit) with really friendly service. The biggest surprise was their selection of baked doughnuts!! The maple walnut doughnut I tried was excellent!! Slightly dry at first bite but the inside definitely delivered the moist and buttery undertones you'd expect from a doughnut without the heavy oil. The maple and walnut flavor was light and not too sweet. A definite must try if you are looking for a lighter alternative to the classic doughnut.
Love the place. Already Intelligentsia is a bit too big and corporate, and the service at LA Mill.... well, calling it awful would be kind.
Cafecito still has time to explain the differences in the beans, techniques, or just talk Lakers.
Their other location has Heirloom, but I haven't seen doughnuts yet.
The coffee is terrific and the space is really cute. Way less 'tude and way more wallet friendly than any of the hoity toity Silver Lake coffee destinations. We had two salads from the limited menu. They were enormous and really good. They have a couple excellent sounding sandwiches too. Down to earth and comfortable.