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Long Beach’s Best Coffee Shop Expands With Ambitious New Food Menu

Plus gold-leaf pizza in Venice and Altadena’s give-back mentality

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Rose Park Roasters
Farley Elliott

Coffee for Long Beach

One of Long Beach’s best coffee shops is on the move. Rose Park Roasters, already a well-known name in the southern Los Angeles County city, is expanding to a big new space in the heart of downtown Long Beach at 117 E. 8th St,, per the Long Beach Post. This is just the second location for the company, which already has a long-established location further east that has been in operation since 2015, as well as a robust wholesale operation selling beans to other coffee shops across Southern California. Expect more elbow room and an expanded food menu at this new location, with food as inventive and flavorful as Destroyer and Triniti, says owner Nathan Tourtellotte.

Blue Bottles everywhere

Another day, another Blue Bottle Coffee. As of Sunday the corporate-owned chain has opened up inside the Westfield Century City Mall, keeping hours from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays, and opening at 8 a.m./9 a.m. on Saturday/Sunday, respectively.

Eat the rich

Feel like eating money? There’s a new gold-flecked pizza option available at South End in Venice, but beware: The Instagram-friendly dish — which also comes with truffles, foie gras, and more — costs just over $100.

Bakery moves

Sherman Oaks celebrated the opening of its very own 85º Degrees Bakery Cafe last Friday. The massive international restaurant lands at 14006 Riverside Drive, selling teas, coffees, egg tarts, pastries, and savory stuff.

Giving back

According to the Pasadena Star-News, Altadena residents have managed to crowdfund $10,000 to help support a local cafe that was burglarized back in June. Oh Happy Days is known as a casual Lake Avenue vegan restaurant with a particularly lovable owner who frequently helps out those in need, so this time around the community decided to help the place in return.

Open and rolling

Raw and vegan restaurant Juicy Ladies has officially opened in Pacific Palisades, more than two years on from its first announcement of arrival. The healthy new spot quietly opened two years ago, and sits at 17361 W. Sunset Boulevard.

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