I can't believe this place has eluded me, as I'd always gone when it wasn't yet open. Well, finally I tried it and it is what I've been looking for. A place to be quiet and enjoy a truly fresh and well crafted cup of tea and/or coffee. They've rare teas, estate teas, seasonal coffees, coffees brewed several ways. If they had Intelligentsia's marketing skills they'd have lines too. True, it isn't hip in quite the same way. But it is extremely clean and cozy and run with more integrity than just about anywhere in town.
Maybe I've let the cat out of the bag. I think they've the best iced coffee in town, on top of everything else.
930 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA