I was surprised to see this place located where it is, in a mall with a Joe's Pizza and Burger Lounge. Pretty sure most people in the area would pass this place over in favor of Starbucks/coffee bean/peet's. I'm incredibly thankful as I live a few blocks away, but I would expect to see it in Silverlake or Los Feliz. Regardless, if you're into coffee, this is *the* spot. Beans ground to order, weighed out on a scale. The coffee was incredibly clean and nuanced, definitely worth the $3 per cup. The cafe itself is well lit, lots of outdoor seating with white tablecloths and fresh flowers. This is obviously a labor of love, and I really hope it survives and does well here. Next time I'll check out their espresso, which is pulled from a Marzocco. The staff here obviously are into their craft, but they're not even remotely pretentious unlike what you often find at Intelligensia. They serve cake monkey desserts too and some sandwiches.