If you make it pretty enough, people will come. Location is everything in LA, but aesthetics are even more important and Laveta has managed to be so aesthetic that it doesn’t need a Sunset Blvd address to get Instagrammers flocking. The relatively new establishment appeared on a sleepy block Glendale Blvd on the less-gentrified side of the 101 in August of 2019, a block that has since started to become a bit of a destination for hipsters.
Laveta is obnoxiously aesthetic. The sleek concrete is muted in the most flattering way, a canvas for golden light to shine through the rectangular window to create a dance of stark lined shadows. The minimalist geometric wood furnishings perfectly complement the cozy space and make for a perfect backdrop for your obligatory coffee gram. If you went ahead and assumed that they use beautiful neutral ceramic plates and mugs, you’d be correct. Pair it with simple glassware and bamboo trays and you got textbook Instagram-bait. Oh yeah, the coffee and food is great too. Cue the hipsters.
Go here for: obnoxiously aesthetic coffee pics
Order this: laveta signature (double espresso, maple syrup + oat milk), matcha misto (iced matcha topped with agave-sweetened cream), peep the food menu for some french toast or a veggie bowl if you are wanting something more substantial than a Sugarbloom pastry
Amount of time to spend: 1-2 hours, it’s a nice place to linger, but not particularly comfortable seating
When to come: weekdays and mornings tend to be more chill, it’s a small space and usually fills up in the afternoon
Parking: they have a small lot, and there is plenty of unrestricted street parking in the area
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Last visited: February 2020
Last updated: October 2020