Federal Coffee Opens In West LA

An adorable new coffeeshop opens in West LA on Monday Jan 4th at 7am (according to their FB page).   Federal Coffee will inhabit the charming retro-look bolthole and walk-up window at 11600 W Pico.  Look for menu of all things java: espresso, latte, cold brew, and drip, as well as hot chocolate, matcha, and tea.  And check out their Instagrammable “mug shot” wall.  We wish them the best of luck.

Even More CBTL Losses!

Yikes!  Ever since I first started telling you about the mass extinction of The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf from the Westside, I’ve been hearing from horrified fans mourning the loss of even more neighborhood CBTLs.  The Coffee Bean on the corner of Second and Santa Monica Blvd. is now gone.  The CBTL on the corner of Wilshire and Federal has disappeared.  And, while I haven’t checked it out personally, readers are telling me that The Coffee Bean on the corner of Lincoln and Manchester is now caput.  Lots of you have been sending me theories on why this is happening, but if you have definite information, please let us know…CBTL1.jpgCBTL2