Open!?! You bet yer mocha we are.
Heavens, lawds, holy moly, it’s been a while since we last blogged. Last time we did, we weren’t even open - I don’t think our sign was up yet:
…and now we’ve been VERY BISY SELLING DELICIOUS STUFF for over 5 weeks. (We did what is known as a “soft open”, with an Official Opening to be announced in some weeks from now. This gives us more time to experiment on y’alls.)
Hopefully you’ll forgive us when you see what we’ve been up to.
Oh the busy!! The joint is often jumping.
Naturally now that we have actual customers, we’ve further expanded our menu with help from their tastes and input, and we’ve developed some favorites (our Gibraltar and our Nutella Mocha (below) come to mind).
The Nutella Mocha has been hugely popular, probably because it requires the plentiful application of plenty of the below, which is pretty much always a Good Thing.
(We have other items off-menu as we continue to explore & refine, so be sure to ask us if there are any interesting off-menu drinks or other creations when you visit. You won’t regret it. And our menu is not up on our site yet - it will be once we feel satisfied that it has settled into something constant.)
In January we added sandwiches to our menu - they began marching off the shelves the moment we began. [Not literally, which would be weird.] Apparently working folks & residents in the area have really been craving a new lunch source. We’re happy to oblige.
We got some online coverage early on, which was very welcome & helpful…
"Javista Joins Growing Roster of Indie Coffee Bars in L.A"
Taza, Javista, 8 Espressos Heat Up LA’s Coffee Wars
… and we are so grateful that our Yelp reviews & tips have been stellar. Yelp being Yelp, though, they’ve arbitrarily filtered three reviews.
So in conclusion: our press is good, our customers satisfied, some happy regulars are emerging, some of our best friends and favorite people have already visited, our hours and menu are settling down, our baristas are great and better every day, and business grows BIGGER every day. We’ve added some yummy stuff to our bakery (though this shot doesn’t show the half of ‘em)…
And all we’re really waiting for now is for you to come in. ; ]
Tell yer friends. More later, and soon.
(To our Kickstarter supporters - please, we implore you, be patient w/ us, because we are busy and crazy… but we haven’t forgotten you. And those that opted for coffee/tea perks, you should have received your Urth rewards already. Do let us know if not.)
Find us at javistacafe.com, on Yelp at http://www.yelp.com/biz/javista-organic-coffee-bar-los-angeles, on twitter at https://twitter.com/JavistaCoffee, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/JavistaCoffee, and on instagram at http://instagram.com/Javista. We are still “pending approval” on Google Local business listings & GoogleMap, but we should appear shortly.
Javista Organic Coffee Bar. Exceptional Organic Coffees & Teas. Fresh Artisanal Sandwiches and Baked Goods. Stylish & Comfortable Setting. By Whedon Fans. Located in The Hungry Heart of Hollywood. Our hours are 7a-7p daily. Currently digitally located on javistacafe.com, tumblr and twitter, etc. We opened in the Real World on 12/10/12 at 6707 West Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90028, 323.464.6707.
Located just a few blocks east of Highland Ave.