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Restaurants, Coffee shops Silver Lake
4 out of 5 stars
(2user reviews)
LAMILL Coffee Boutique
Photograph: Courtesy LAMILL Coffee LAMILL Coffee Boutique

Time Out says

At the only spot in the city with a coffee sommelier, you can choose between 30 beans and roasts prepared in four different ways; or try the same bean in drip, vacuum, filter and espresso styles to discover how preparation changes the java's flavor. Five-star food is rare in coffeehouses, but it's present here—you'll just have to pay a high price for it. The high-design (some say overly-designed) shop is a tad pretentious, but locals love the coffee, and celebrity sightings are frequent if you want to have a drink with (near) the stars.



Address: 1636 Silver Lake Blvd
Los Angeles
Opening hours: 7am-10pm Mon-Thur, Sun; 7am-11pm Fri, Sat.
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Lamill is definitely a high end coffee shop, a bit on the over-fancy side. It is decorated quite formally for a place where you order at the counter and grab your seat. However, it's a good spot to get very good coffee, brewed in a variety of ways. The menu describes the flavor notes of each brew, just like a sommelier would describe a fine wine. I enjoyed my drip coffee in its own carafe where I can see the rich color.

The food is definitely more "cheffy" than one would expect from a coffee shop. Last time I was there, I really enjoyed the fried chicken with scallion sage waffles. The platter contained two de-boned chicken thighs that were light, crispy and perfectly fried. The savory scallion waffles sat on a few dabs of chili maple butter and were showered with bits of fried sage. They provide a small bit of syrup on the side. It's a very satisfying salty sweet meal.

They also have quite a few good breakfast items on the menu, including a brioche sandwich with scrambled eggs. I would like to see the staff know a bit more about the offerings on the menu, but overall the service was good.

My friends and I love this spot for lunch or an afternoon pick-up. A great place to sit and chat. During the holidays they make an egg nog latte that's the best.