My second day on the west coast entailed much of the same. Needed coffee bad that morning. Not sure if this is necessarily a good thing or not, but there seem to be a lot more pretentious coffee bars in the area since I was here last maybe 10 years ago.
Decided to sit down at Intelligentsia Coffee, which had a cool industrial look going, but a lot of people on Macbook Airs working on their movie scripts. I immediately noticed the drip coffee pourers so I ignored the rest of it.
I still love this way of brewing coffee.
$8 for two cups of really good coffee. I guess that's a good thing? Eh there are better shops closer to Venice beach.
Tried out Kreation Kafe on the recommendation of our Lyft driver from the previous night. This seemed more Venice Beach.
Probably the healthiest meal I ate for breakfast that trip.
That didn't last though....the place was right next door to Blue Star Donut, and I had to try the strawberry margarita donut.
Grabbed the gear and got a few more long exposures that day. One final spot on the list for the weekend was to head up to Griffith Observatory to try and get some night shots of Downtown LA. I had been there once before years ago, but remember a lot of haze and limited visibility. On the way there, we decided to stop at a Thai place with good recommendations called Jitlada.
The food was amazing, but in my haste to pic something off the menu, I went for one of the "chef's specialties". There were like 12 dishes listed there I think, so I picked the fried pork one that looked interesting. It was interesting, in that it was beyond spicy. Next thing you know I had downed two glasses of water and was sweating profusely. I couldn't feel my lips for a few hours after the meal had ended. Food was great, but expensive and painful. I'll stick to donuts for dinner next time.