COFFEE FIX is a Cute LA series dedicated to the independent coffee shops and restaurants in Los Angeles. When you start a business, the amount of meetings you take at coffee shops increases. I took it as an opportunity to find hidden gems in the process.
Coral Tree Café, has three locations - Brentwood, Century City and Encino. I enjoy visiting the Brentwood location. Especially when I have meetings on the Westside - usually with my accountant. Therefore, Coral Tree Café is my slice of happiness in the midst of doing taxes.
Offering organic food and coffee, Coral Tree Café a great place for the health conscious. However, don't get afraid of the word "health" this food is full of flavor. Let's get to the coffee - in addition to being organic, it's shade grown and fairly traded. Shade grown means it's grown under a canopy of shade trees which provides a safe and natural habitat for wildlife. Fair trade supports small farmers (indie!) by helping them get a fair price for their goods, hence the name "fair trade."
The interior of Coral Tree Café is open concept with large windows allowing natural light to flood in. With lots of large wood tables, this place is great for studying and group meetings. Between inside and the patio you'll always find a seat. A holy grail in crowded Los Angeles!
For coffee, we had to go fancy with the vanilla lattes. For food, the Chicken Rosemary Sandwich and Steak Panini (a favorite!). The Chicken Rosemary Sandwich is made using brie cheese, fresh pear, arugula and chicken breast - the brie cheese makes this a winner. The Steak Panini is grilled angus beef hanger steak, bbq onions, roma tomatoes, avocado and provolone cheese.
Thank you Simon and Amber of Coral Tree Café for allowing me to visit and take these photos. Enjoy!
Visit Coral Tree Café, 11645 San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles CA
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