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!

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

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

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There’s no WiFi at this cozy cafe…

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

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I ordered a decaf latte…

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

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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).

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DELICIOUS. Also yummy – their Blueberry Coffee Cake:

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(They offer other baked goods too)

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

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

Balconi Coffee Company on Urbanspoon

{ 11 comments }

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!
xoxo

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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