BY CECILIA PADILLA-BRILL
MatchaBar has made its West Coast debut, Well + Good reports. Hailing from New York City, the new Silver Lake café claims to be the first in the nation to focus on the popular green matcha tea. Before the move, MatchaBar was only available at Alfred and Whole Foods. Favorite flavors from New York such as watermelon basil will be served in addition to a few “only-in-L.A.” surprises such as sparkling iced drinks. The space also adopts a fresh, bright white and vibrant look, which is a far cry from the wood-and-brick vibe found in the New York City space. MatchaBar is located in the 3500 block of Sunset Boulevard in Silver Lake.
In other Shopper & Diner News:
- The Cronut is coming! The Cronut is coming! According to Los Angeles Times, there’ll be a permanent space sometime in 2017, but for now, Eater LA reports that you can find them at Mr. Holmes Bakehouse – home of the Cruffin – in Highland Park. Mr. Holmes Bakehouse is located in the 100 block of S. Avenue 59 in Highland Park.
- Lincoln Heights is in on the coffee game with B Twentyfour, The Eastsider reports. It’s an artsy space brought by the team behind The Heights Deli & Bottle shop. Expect paninis, pastries and salads. B Twentyfour is located in the 2200 block of N. Broadway in Lincoln Heights.
- Throughout the month of February, Mohawk Bend is donating a portion of each Piece of the Pie to the Echo Park Improvement Association, an email from the community organization reports. Funds support outreach materials, neighborhood cleanups, printing, website fees and digital promotions.
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Cecilia Padilla-Brill is a communications writer and journalist. She writes news, health, education and feature stories. Cecilia is currently working on her first novel. She has lived in Echo Park since 1999.
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