There's nothing demi about this DTLA brew venue. Black broth may as well be the finest of wine, and there's chemistry-lab like contraptions en masse to prove its dedication to the craft. Our top trys? The Lavender Hot Chocolate is muy bien for those who prefer to stay mellow, the Date Latte with fruit-infused syrup is heavenly, and the locally sourced treats like macaroons go well with any mug! And, true to academic form, Demitasse holds home-brewing events and roasting classes (perhaps an idea for the caffeine queen on your holiday list?).
Demitasse, 135 South San Pedro Street (at East 2nd Street); 213-613-9300.
Spring For Coffee, 548 Spring Street Suite 106 (near West 6th Street); 213-228-0041.
Café Dulcé, 134 Japanese Village Plaza, Building E (near East 1st Street); 213-346-9910.
Photo: Via Demitasse