Happy (Surrogate) Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2012

in bakeries/cafes/dessert places, drinks

Abe had to go back to work, so I spent the morning with my Surrogate Valentine!


Met Goh at Balconi Coffee Company, which is in a small shopping center on Olympic and Sawtelle



They make their coffee in a siphon (just like “Gale” in “Breaking Bad!“)



There’s no WiFi at this cozy cafe…


…an intentional choice – so you can focus on the java



I ordered a decaf latte…


…non-dairy designs don’t turn out as pretty:


I rarely drink coffee, but when I do, I prefer it with warm soy. It’s slightly sweet, and creamier than nonfat (regular milk/cream is a bit too rich for me).


DELICIOUS. Also yummy – their Blueberry Coffee Cake:


(They offer other baked goods too)


Goh had a few bites, but I devoured the bulk of this flour baby…


…an inside joke, for those of you who have seen our film. We start promoting the sequel very soon!

Balconi Coffee Company on Urbanspoon


1 pure2rawtwins February 14, 2012 at 3:58 pm

still want to see this movie ;) netflix has it right? I remember you mentioning that
and looked like a great way to spend Valentines!

2 Lynn at The Actors Diet February 14, 2012 at 6:31 pm

it’s not available on netflix yet but if you save it to your queue hopefully it will be sooner! http://movies.netflix.com/Movie/Surrogate-Valentine/70178271

otherwise, you can buy/rent the dvd via amazon!

3 pure2rawtwins February 14, 2012 at 7:10 pm

thank you!

4 Molly February 14, 2012 at 6:46 pm

that coffee cake looks amazing!!

5 Meg @ Spandex in the City February 14, 2012 at 8:29 pm

That blueberry coffee cake looks DELISH !
and I’m with ya on the whole soy thing, I like just skim milk in my brewed coffee…but with lattes I always go soy, a much nuttier taste.

6 Emily February 14, 2012 at 9:21 pm

sounds like a lovely coffee date.
and i’m excited for your sequel!!

7 Lindsay February 14, 2012 at 9:28 pm

Every time I make it back to your blog, it inspires, refreshes, and makes me SMILE! Thanks!! And I LOVE the no wi-fi deal. Earlier this week I found myself so buried in my phone I almost missed seeing a random Korean guy bust a move on my ride home from work on the train in Seoul. It is really nice to disconnect sometimes!

8 ashley p q February 15, 2012 at 12:18 pm

Oooh, I am loving that navy cable knit cardigan.

9 Lynn at The Actors Diet February 15, 2012 at 12:39 pm

thanks! i think i’ve had it since college??? (from j.crew)

10 Yin February 15, 2012 at 1:05 pm

I’ve never seen coffee made that way! It’s very interesting!

11 Meenakshi February 15, 2012 at 2:11 pm

I’m a coffee person through and through. Love the little hearts on the sweater!

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