Happy (Surrogate) Valentine’s Day

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!

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  • http://www.pure2raw.com pure2rawtwins

    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

    • http://theactorsdiet.wordpress.com Lynn at The Actors Diet

      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!

      • http://www.pure2raw.com pure2rawtwins

        thank you!

  • http://newyorkatheart.blogspot.com Molly

    that coffee cake looks amazing!!

  • http://spandexinthecity.wordpress.com Meg @ Spandex in the City

    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.

  • http://healthnut-em.blogspot.com Emily

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

  • http://rlcraboda.blogspot.com Lindsay

    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!

  • http://www.sassquach.com ashley p q

    Oooh, I am loving that navy cable knit cardigan.

    • http://theactorsdiet.wordpress.com Lynn at The Actors Diet

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

  • Yin

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

  • http://masalaart.wordpress.com/ Meenakshi

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