Nespresso Getting A New Location In Beverly Hills

So, I’m not sure if coffee giant Nespresso is opening a second location or moving from their location in the next block.  What I am sure of is that the plywood is covering the space at 408 N Beverly Drive, formerly home of Theory, has a notice on the front saying that Nespresso is coming soon.  I guess we’ll have to wait and see…


KC Chocolatier Now Open In Santa Monica

Back in December of 2015, I told you about the impending arrival of KC Chocolatier to 1431B 2nd St. in Downtown Santa Monica, right next to the new Espresso Cielo.  After what seems like a very long time, they are now up and running, serving chocolates, ice cream, and hot chocolate flown in from Belgium.  KC Chocolatier has a shop in Chicago, and is an offshoot of Kim’s Chocolates from Tienen, Belgium, which according to their website, is the “number 1 chocolate exporter to Canada and the United States”.


Nespresso Boutique Coming Soon To Beverly Hills

There is a plethora of coffee-capsule machines out there, but few companies have worked as hard as Nestlé subsidiary Nespresso in developing cult-status style.  Their machines are sold in the choicest locations (not Bed, Bath, and Beyond), and their coffee is available only online after you join the ‘club’, or in their boutique in Bloomingdale’s.  Their only U.S. free-standing boutique is on New York’s Upper East Side… until now.  I’ve long heard rumors of a boutique opening in LA and lo and behold, as I was walking down Beverly in Beverly Hills on Wednesday, I noticed the workers applying the sign to the storefront at 320 Beverly Drive announcing the upcoming Nespresso Boutique.  Unlike the tiny space in Bloomingdale’s, if it is like the NY store (and I’m told it will be), this will be a café with a light menu of pastries, salads, and sandwiches, but the real star of the show will be a sexy showroom to highlight the snazzy machines and designed to get you hooked on their brand of über-cool “grand cru” coffee.  No word on an opening date, but I’ll keep you posted…

Update:  Looks like they’re projecting a September 2013 opening…


Update:  Nespresso Boutique and Café opened on October 16th, 2013.