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Take a Break at Caffe Primo

By Esther Tseng

April 6, 2016

There’s a new spot in the corridor outside Arclight Cinemas and it’s pretty much everything you could ever ask for. That’s because while most items are light fare, the overall menu at Caffe Primo is huge, spanning all hours and moods of the day.

Caffe Primo is now open at the Arclight Center. (Photo by Esther Tseng)

Caffe Primo is now open at the Arclight Center. (Photo by Esther Tseng)

Caffe Primo brews espresso and pour-overs with Counter Culture Coffee, which is based in North Carolina and sources their bread from Röckenwagner, based here in Los Angeles. The inner space is beautifully lit with natural light filtering through top-to-bottom windows into a space with clean, modern lines, understated color ways and white, ceramic tile.

Choose from a slew of breakfast selections with organic eggs and French crepes, whether sweet or savory. Lunch goes on and on, even into dinner time, with a wide variety of wraps, Paninis, brown rice bowls, salads, pastas, and other house specialties as well as a soup of the day. And with nothing on the menu over $14, eating and drinking here is a bargain.

The extensive menu at Caffe Primo. (Photo by Esther Tseng)

The extensive menu at Caffe Primo. (Photo by Esther Tseng)

And about the drinking: The great thing is they have a beer and wine license, so while they don’t have a ton of selection of either, there’s enough to keep one properly satisfied. You can get a glass or a bottle, but it’s their daily happy hour between 3 – 7 p.m. that’s the steal. Beer and wine is $4 per glass, with a handful of sharable plates such as hummus, tuna tartar, Ceviche and Bruschetta ranging from $5-7.

Latte lovers will enjoy Caffe Primo’s selection, and juices are fresh pressed each and every morning to be bottled in and consumed from a mason jar. There is also a variety of a dozen healthy and delicious smoothies made to order. So whether you’re feeling like a little pick-me-up with a shot of espresso, a little milk and sweetness in your coffee with a Caramel Latte, or a health boost with a juice or smoothie, Caffe Primo’s got your drink of choice.

Cold pressed juice is served in mason jars at Caffe Primo. (Photo by Esther Tseng)

Cold pressed juice is served in mason jars at Caffe Primo. (Photo by Esther Tseng)

Whether you’re pre-gaming for a movie at The Arclight, taking a break from browsing Amoeba, or simply in the neighborhood, Caffe Primo is a great place to refuel to your heart’s desire at a great price point in a pleasant space.

Caffe Primo
6374 Sunset Blvd
www.iloveprimo.com


Esther Tseng is a freelance food and drink writer. She has contributed to Eater, Thrillist, LA Tourism, Visit West Hollywood, Serious Drinks, and more. She practices Pilates, spins and snowboards to counter all the calories she consumes and loves to travel, whether for work or leisure.

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