Had breakfast this morning at Urth Caffe on Melrose, 1 block west of La Cienega. Good breakfast, but man...what coffee. I've been here before, I've hard their coffee brewed at other places, but something just hit me this morning -- their coffee is, almost literally, like a first growth Bordeaux. Complex and layered, it has bouquet, midpalate, and finish. Amazing stuff. And much, much better when made by them, than when their beans are brewed by someone else. Expensive, but to my mind, worth it.
So, is there better coffee in L.A.?