Endorffeine in Los Angeles

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#1: Post by Quester »

After some average coffee in downtown Los Angeles, we visited Endorffeine in Chinatown. The name, Endorffein, is an amalgam of "endorphin" and "caffeine." In their words, "La Cabra, Drop, Heart, Prolog, Sey, and Cognoscenti Coffee are the foundation of the program." The owner, Jack Benchakul, describes himself as a biochemist, pastry cook, and barista.

This is a small shop, and only two people were working there. Jack was making all of the drinks. And another person was taking orders and delivering them. Because there were quite a few customers, getting our drinks took about 25 minutes. But nobody seemed to mind the wait. We had an excellent La Cabra pour-over and a solid Prolog espresso. That's all the info I got because Jack was very busy, and I didn't want to interrupt him.

When you arrive at the address, it's not super obvious where to go. Endorffeine is inside a partially-enclosed mall with some small food establishments and kiosks. There is only outdoor seating.

For us, it was worth visiting.

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#2: Post by yakster »

Nice recommendation, I've added it to my maps next time I'm in SoCal maybe I can stop in. They're open Fri - Mon 9 - 6.

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#3: Post by Drewskie »

I still haven't visited this place, but everyone that has raves about it.