There's only so much Starbucks one can take before craving something else. Next month, that alternative will be somewhere off Bristol. The LA-based coffee roaster Cafecito Orangico is currently building out their space in the LAB; next door to the fountains, to be exact.
Another feature is their East LA/Silverlake-ish theme found on their logo, Cafe o Muerte, referencing the Day of the Dead Mexican holiday. Make it a conversation starter after you're done marveling at the completely manual espresso machine, known as the Astoria Piston lever. Of course, for those on-the-go, brewed batches are available as well.
We're not surprised Alexandra LittleJohn (of Green Bliss and Portola Coffee Lab) is connected to this venture, as she's been championing the presence of quality specialty coffee in the county. Service by a friendly, well-trained team and Guatemalan-centric coffee selections? We just want to say, it's about time!
For more information on Cafecito Organico, visit their website.