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…

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The Beverly Hills Tea Room Replaces Bedford & Burns In Beverly Hills

Readers have been letting me know that Bedford & Burns has disappeared from Beverly Hills.  The American bistro and bar has had a long history in Beverly Hills, but had been in its current incarnation at 369 N Bedford Dr. since 2013.  Apparently something new has quickly and quietly slipped in to take its place.  An ABC application in the window lists the business as The Beverly Hills Tea Room.  But a notice in the window explaining the current closure due to floor repair lists the name as The Bar & Tea Room.  Let me know if you have more information…

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Gratitude Kitchen & Bar Not Feeling It In Beverly Hills…

Competition for diners’ attentions can be stiff in Beverly Hills.  A recent casualty appears to be The Golden Triangle’s branch of plant-based powerhouse Gratitude Kitchen & Bar, which has closed its location at 419 N Canon.  I’m not sure what happened, but I’ll keep my eye on the space to see what may develop.

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Flour Shop Bringing Celebrated Explosion Cakes To Beverly Hills

Amirah Kassem is a superstar of confectionary creations, most notably, her legendary explosion cake.  And now it looks like LA will get a chance to sample the legendary baked treat.  Window paper is up on the spot that used to be the home of Sugarfina, at 9495 S Santa Monica Blvd, announcing that Ms. Kassem is planning on bringing a branch of her famed New York bakery Flour Shop to the good people of Beverly Hills.

The Kind Ones Not Feeling It In Beverly Hills

It looks like Beverly Hills wasn’t so kind to them…  Back in October of last year, I finally figured out from the teaser campaign that The Kind Ones was moving into the notoriously tricky space at 9527 S Santa Monica Blvd.  If you recall, The Kind Ones had roots in Kuwait and was focused on specialty breakfast sandwiches with top-secret brioche buns.  But apparently that wasn’t enough to pull people in:  The Kind Ones is now closed.

(Thanks Anthony!)

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Ladurée X Matthew Kenney Takes Beverly Hills By Storm

Here’s some eyebrow-raising news…  Beverly Hills’ branch of chic Parisian patisserie Ladurée, in an astonishing feat of vegan ingenuity, has recently gone 100% plant based!  The collaboration with plant-based superstar Matthew Kenney has produced Ladurée X Matthew Kenney, the first of its kind in the world.  On the menu?  Standards such as Ladurée benedict, French onion soup, croque monsieur, and salade niçoise.  And in case you’re wondering, the pastries, viennoiseries, cakes, and macarons (now including hemp flavor) are all there in full glory.  According to the website, the collab is being extended to other locations throughout the world as well. 

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Organica Juice Bar Squeezed Out Of Beverly Hills

The space at 9465 S Santa Monica Blvd., set squarely in a notoriously tricky stretch of The Golden Triangle for restaurants, has seen its share of eateries come and go.  The latest to go?  It was back December of last year that I told you about the new pressed juice joint, Organica, that had recently opened.  Unfortunately, they didn’t make it a year.  A reader was quick to point out that they have now vacated the address.  I’ll keep watching to see what other brave contenders may attempt the space…