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November 21, 2008

Remember the Korean coffee shop I told you I was going to last night?  Well, I DID go (YAY) and had a pretty good time sitting, talking and shoving hot beverages and sweets into my mouth.  It’s  really cool place and I’ll be glad to recap.

Before I start, I’ll introduce my friend Joei:

Love this girl.  She’s hilarious and managed to find me a pair of teddy bear earrings.  Yes, they are as cute as they sound and I’m sorry for the sucky picture quality.


Since we were clearly in K-town, I had to ask her, “Joei, am I going to be the only black person here?”

She says, “it doesn’t matter.  I’m the only Chinese girl here.”

I respond, “Well, I’m part Chinese, so will that help?”

*laughter ensues*

These are the conversations I have with my friends.  LOL. None of it mattered anyway.

We sat outside on a nice brick patio with iron chairs.  It’s a pretty nice place and HUGE on the inside.  You’d never be able to tell from the street.  I hear the post-club crowd comes here so that explains the size and the fact that it closes at 2am during the week and around 4am on weekends.  Nice.

I can’t tell you how the coffee is there because we completely skipped over that and ordered a pot of Earl Grey and a couple of cakes.  Oh, the cakes.  THE CAKES!  They’re an adventure in subtle sweetness and texture and they come out in perfect little domes.  Very cute and tasty.


The tea wasn’t half bad, either.  Any urbane coffee shop that uses whole leaf is good with me.  We asked for around three refills of water.

Overall, I liked the place and plan to go back in the future.  If anyone ever makes it down there, please try the green tea tiramisu.  It’s ex-quur-zhit.  I know, my Ms. Jay impersonation over the computer needs work.  Lots of work.

Cafe Mak

612 Shatto Place (near Vermont & 6th)

Los Angeles, CA 90005


Happy Friday, guys.  Go out and do something fun so you can tell me about it later.  =)

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. November 21, 2008 11:46 pm

    How did the sweet potato cake stand up to the likes of say…a sweet potato pie?

  2. November 22, 2008 10:52 am

    Green tea tiramisu? I can’t really imagine how that would taste…

  3. trEmaine permalink
    November 22, 2008 2:50 pm

    I love outings with good friends and great food…

  4. November 22, 2008 3:18 pm

    @ Jaz – totally different. They use a white sweet potato and they don’t really add any extra sugar so the sweet is very subtle. Good though.

    @ Magnus – i didn’t think I’d like it, but it was hella good.

    @ tre – it’s the best. Really.

  5. November 22, 2008 4:28 pm

    mmmmm… yes those dishes do look delicious! I also love anything with black sesame in it!

  6. November 23, 2008 3:19 am

    lol. sounds fun. i love her name.

    and green tea cakes sound awesomeness. me loves anything with green tea, really. lol.

  7. November 24, 2008 12:11 pm

    The green tea thing looks amazing!
    New post on my blog, check it out.


  8. November 26, 2008 1:24 pm

    Teddy bear earrings? I want them too! Amazingly cute!

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