LOS ANGELES | Santa Cruz based Verve Coffee Roasters’ store in West Hollywood is a casual spot notable for its large outdoor patio, airy, sun filled interior and large 35-foot-long copper counter. Design is a big part of the Verve ethos, and everything in the cafe has had particular attention put towards it. Bitter Root Pottery workshop provide custom made ceramics for sale, and a range of magazines like Life & Thyme, The Surfer’s Journal, and several cookbooks are also offered. Faircloth & Supply make organic Verve charity tees, and the purchase of one helps send a girl in Nepal to school for a year and provides her with three uniforms.
Back to the coffee though. Espresso based drinks are the specialty here, made using three Mythos Nuova Simonelli coffee grinders and a Kees van Der Westen Spirit four-group espresso machine. For those not in the mood for something espresso based, there are lots of other options too. One of our favourites is the nitro-charged cold brew on tap, which does just the trick on a hot day, with a smooth, creaminess resulting from the nitro tap.
It’s not just great coffee that you can get from Verve. You’ll find Dr. Kefir’s sparkling kombucha on tap, along with an impressive range of cold-pressed juices provided by Juice Served Here. For those looking for a bite to eat, pastries and baked goods are supplied by Short Cake, and exclusive salads from Belcampo Meat Co.
Verve also have stores downtown and on 3rd street, and apart from each venue’s location specific specialty drink, you’ll find the same quality options on offer.
Verve Coffee Roasters (West Hollywood)
8925 Melrose Avenue
Mon – Sun: 7:00am to 8:00pm