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Daily Dose Cafe

Sarkis Vartanian is the owner of the Daily Dose Café a local favorite serving only organic fares in Downtown’s most reserved region known as the Arts District. Sarkis, who is greeted by his gratified customers with a smile, hug or a handshake, when speaking of the cafe's success toggles between humility and

CoffeeCon 2017 Comes to DTLA

CoffeeCon.  A phrase, frankly, that conjures up an image of little, old ladies sitting around sipping coffee from porcelain cups, while nibbling on coffee cake.  But it’s not, of course. A little history provides perspective.  The word “coffee” originated in the Middle East, where it was first spelled as chaoua, cauwa,

Mega Bodega

The corner of Broadway and Olympic is home to Mega Bodega, one of Downtown’s most delightfully unusual food and drink stops. In the year it’s been open, Mega Bodega has amassed a devoted following. And for good reason. The neon sign hanging in the storefront window reads “Hot Coffee Cold Beer”,


By Charlie Schmidlin The debate over the perfect cup of coffee is an afternoon activity; in the morning, most people will drink anything as long as it’s caffeinated, and certified so. Groundwork Coffee, just a quick jaunt from the Downtown Independent, certainly takes care of that need, offering high quality coffee blends