Los Angeles Travel: Spring 2022 Coffee, Snacks & Drinks Guide

Roma Market, Pasadena

Published March 14, 2022, in my The Bold Italic (TBI) column:

My fall 2021 return to Los Angeles, the region I partly grew up in and spent over 12 years of my youth and, later, young adulthood living in was a busy one. I visited over 35 places, from cafes and coffee roasters, to restaurants and eateries — like pre-pandemic times. While the bar scene was clearly struggling on the service end even more than restaurants were, restaurants were coming back to life.

Here’s the good, the bad and the damn delicious (my Restaurant & Food Guide here):


In this article: Dayglow, Coffee MemesMaru Coffee, Constellation Coffee, Dash CoffeeRepublik CoffeeBar FloresWolf & CraneTiki Ti, Bar Caló, Big Bar, Kamp wine shop, Corner Shop, Pazzo Gelato, Konbi, Yucas Tacos, Best Fish Taco In Ensenada, Roma Market, Cake Monkey

Travel Series at TBI:
— Support Our Beloved Wine Countries, Guerneville Edition
— Support Our Beloved Wine Countries, Healdsburg Edition
— Staycations, Santa Cruz Edition: Where to Eat, Stay & Drink Now
— South Lake Tahoe: Where to Eat, Drink & Stay Now
— Weekend-ing: Affordable, Hidden Gems in Nevada’s Capital, Carson City
— Harvest Season Staycations: Support Our Beloved Wine Countries, Sonoma Edition
— Harvest Season Staycations: Support Our Beloved Wine Countries, Sebastopol Edition

Big Bar inside Alcove Cafe’s Pandad Bod cocktail
Yuca’s Taco
Wolf & Crane highball
Dayglow Silver Lake
Coffee Memes, Silver Lake