Yes, they have some good espresso and coffee, especially given that it's in LA.
Really, is it worth the 20-30 minutes of waiting? I apparently thought so Saturday evening after work. But, then again, there's nothing else open in BH in the evening, and I felt like I needed the caffeine boost to get through my next shift at MOCA.
I waited for a good 20-25 minutes to have my order *taken*-- not even filled! Filling the order (a single espresso macchiato) took another 5-10 minutes or so. Was it busy at the Urth on Beverly Blvd.? Not particularly. Was it understaffed? There were 5 people at the counter! What in the world were they doing? They clearly *WEREN'T* taking or filling orders in a timely manner. They just stood around and looked at people in the line without making any motion to help them get away from the building with their caffeine doses.
Again, why did I even bother? Even finding parking there-- despite it being generally dead in BH weekend evenings-- was an ordeal.
What's worse is that pretty much all branches of Urth is like this. What are we, as busy Angelenos, thinking when we patronize these places that put time limits on our caffeine and food enjoyment and have so many other drawbacks?
Urth Cafes need to rethink their practices.