Saturday, July 18, 2009

Cafe Muse

Neighborhood: Hollywood's Theatre Row, Los Angeles

Groups: up to 4

People Watching: 3.8

Food&Drink: 3.75

Music&Ambience: 3.6

Comfort&Hospitality: 3.2

Summary: L shaped corner cafe, full menu, lite street traffic

"... the music was perfect.  A solo guitarist, standing near the piano playing folk songs.  Joey and I ordered a chicken sandwich (made of soy) and it was delicious.  Joey didn't even realize it wasn't real meat it was that good to him.  The cafe is cozy with lots of windows for natural light.  A great place -when you want a calm, soothing breakfast kitchen nook kinda place- to just keep to yourself.  Not a lot of chatter to break your concentration and again lots of window space for watching outside traffic roll by.  The other cool thing is that there are a couple other cafes in the area that you can move about to and a comedy theatre if you want to make a whole night of it."

6547 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA  90038

Friday, July 3, 2009


Neighborhood: Downtown Los Angeles
Groups: 1-2

People Watching: 3.25

Food&Drink: 3.4

Music&Ambience: 2.8

Comfort&Hospitality: 2.6

Summary: Small sidewalk cafe, full menu, street traffic

JOURNAL EXCERPT :) "...from the street, this cafe looks small. And yes, it's still small when you cross the door threshold. But once you do, the aromas inside tell you 'this place serves good food' whether it's from the dessert case or the many delicious drinks described on their menu... you can only believe it's gonna be good here. I was very surprised that this closet size brew house had a full menu that covers your salads, sandwiches, smoothies, and even your dinner entrees like roasted chicken and salmon. All the seating is outside (bummer) set there for sidewalk street views (kinda cool) which makes an excellent platform for casual people watching. However, if you're a bit private with your art/study, it's going to attract some attention from people walking by. They have very small, quaint tables for parties no more than 3 persons. A plus for this cafe, for this neighborhood, is that it is open until late, around 9pm. And as for artist's lingering for awhile? It's perfect. The usual patrons seem to be neighbors from nearby resident lofts that come together regularly to socialize and converse for hours. One more surprise: for a small sidewalk cafe with a big glorious menu, they even play decent music - genres ranging from classic rock to general favorites."

639 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90014
(213) 612-3000