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LA MILL is open!
January 16, 2008

Yay! The highly anticipated LA MILL COFFEE has finally opened its doors and coffee nerds all over town are rejoicing at the sight of new clover machines, a gorgeous hand pounded marzocco espresso maker, and an incredibly inventive menu of coffee drinks in a gorgeous setting. (It is the latter and the fact that it is so close by that has me most excited!)
The interior is a swanky chic--faux croc turquoise and robin's egg blue chairs, red banquettes, black lucite table tops and a gorgeous show stopping brass chandelier. It is no wonder the people at LA MILL are insistent that this is not a coffee shop- oh no- this is a coffee boutique.
The food menu is equally impressive (with Michael Cimarusti of Providence behind it) with everything from fancified eggs for breakfast, soups, salads and paninis for lunch and a super fun dessert menu- (like the "almost creme brulee" with vanilla salt, bananas and marcona almonds.) The fancy food has a fancy price tag, but there are several pastries on the menu as well which also look delish (and won't break the bank!)
But back to the coffee. One of the coffee drinks on the menu I had to try right away was the "coffee and a jelly donut" which really is more a novelty or dessert (not an everyday order) but it certainly is a must try. They actually steep a donut in the milk before frothing the milk and at the bottom of the glass (yup, they serve this one in a tiny glass) is a layer of sweet jelly which you mix together before drinking. It really becomes a jelly donut in your mouth- amazing. Another signature is the "coffee and a cigarette" (obviously not for everyone- but adventurous and impressive nonetheless) where similarly-they infuse tobacco in the whipped cream. Of course, they also have all of the old stand bys too and the most enormous tea selection for non coffee drinkers. I am excited to try their "Masala Chai" which with masala, current, spices, milk and sugar sounds pretty dreamy to me.
So really, I can't think of a better place to meet and talk wedding talk than in a gorgeous place like this with some of the world's best coffee and tea! Can't wait to see you there! :-)



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