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Latte Art?

Anybody know of any coffee places in LA that do latte art? I've seen many great photos; would love to see it in person!

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  1. Cannot help you in L.A., but in Taiwan there is a chain of coffee shops that have only one coffee, but their signs offer you at least 100 ways to have it 'decorated'.

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    1. re: Delucacheesemonger

      Cheeseminger, what's the name of the joint with the 1000 varietals in Taiwan ?


      1. re: kevin

        Sorry, no memory, It was all over the country. Perhap's 'Let's Cafe' ?

    2. Just about all decent espresso joints not named Peets or Starbucks routinely do latte art. beware however latte art does not necessarily mean a good drink/

          1. Artistic AND great tasting coffee - Balconi Coffee Company (near Sawtelle & Olympic). Sato-san runs a tight ship.

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            1. re: J.L.

              That is etching, not free pour art. The big thing about latte art is that the milk has to be steamed perfectly and the espresso has to be at least adequate. Etching needs neither.

              1. re: poser

                OP asked for latte art, which is open to interpretation. Now if the OP said free pour art, well then...

                1. re: J.L.

                  I had never heard of etching v free pour before you two spoke of it, so it was news to me. Glad to learn more about the topic!

              2. re: J.L.

                But you should really go for the beyond fucking dope siphon shit at Balconi. Still really miss Ray's old spot off the beaten path. But shit happens.

              3. etchings: Urth, Macchiato, de cafe Baristas,

                free pour: pick your poision - Dulce, Demitasse, Cognoscenti (either location), Balconi, Handsome (when they feel like it). paper/plastik. All YMMV.

                free pour with K-pop blasting: Iota,

                etchings and free pour: Coffee Tomo

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                1. re: TonyC

                  TC, where you hit up for some great cafe Sua dua (iced sweetened Vietnamese coffee I mean? Thanks.

                2. Try Kean in OC, bonus points for going to Tustin where they roast right at the shop.

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                  1. re: iiivannn

                    Keans is a little overrated especially if you are making the trek from LA there.

                    But if you hit up some grub in Tustin while you are at it, then that's fine.

                    I like Kaffe in Orange in the CBD.

                  2. A few:



                    G and B.


                    Proof Bakery.

                    Literati Cafe.