LAMill is beautiful, relaxing little shop in Silverlake that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and boasts an impressive coffee, espresso and tea list. They also recently obtained a liquor license and are adding not only beer, wine and sake to their menu but also specialty combination drinks such as Tea Champagne (Alcohol AND caffeine? Woohoo!).
I absolutely adore classic, vintage chic decor and, with LAMill's murals, chandeliers and oversized chairs, it was love at first sight.
I ordered a cappuccino and was instantly delighted to see that there was a heart on it. Flavor-wise, however, it wasn't one of my favorite cappuccino's I've had. It was still fairly bitter after I added some brown sugar cubes to it and was also only lukewarm. The best cappuccino I've found in LA still at The Conservatory in Culver City.
J ordered the Cough**Wheeze**Sniffle Herbal Tea...which is what I should have also ordered. This had an incredible, sweet flavor that was also really soothing on the throat. This is a must if you're feeling under the weather.
He also ordered the brioche donut holes, which were beautiful to look at and a delight to eat. They were crunchy on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside (sort of like a mini-malasada covered in confectioner's sugar). Be sure to order the side of cream with these!
I ordered the Prosciutto Cotto French Baguette with cooked prosciutto and Tal eggi o dop Uero Ciresa cheese, which came with hand-cut potato chips, olives and a preserved cippolini onion.
The cooked prosciutto tasted more like sliced ham ham rather than the thin, dry-cured meat I was hoping for. It's always a little sad when you don't get what you think you're going to get but the sandwich was, never the less, good, and I really enjoyed the thick-sliced, crusty bread as well as the coarse-grain mustard and the sweet cippolini.
The potato chips were also tasty--very thick and crunchy like chips should be!
The service at LAMill is average at best (indifferent at worst) but, given the atmosphere and extensive number of caffeinated offerings, isn't a dealbreaker for me.
I think one variation of a perfect day for me would involve spending all day at LAMill with my laptop, camera and a book, eating and sipping my way throughout the day. On second thought, maybe I should be sick more often.
LAMill Coffee Boutique
1636 Silverlake Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026