When it comes to coffee and tea, everyone's got their preference, especially in the ultra-trendy and constantly evolving Los Angeles area. While the standards for coffee and tea houses were set predominantly by huge chains like Starbucks, The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, and even Peet's for the last couple decades, smaller organizations are now at the forefront of quality, innovation, and environmentalism. However, it's not every day you find a family run establishment that incorporates the highest level of these attributes, but that's Bricks & Scones.
Tucked between Melrose Avenue and Beverly Boulevard in Beverly Hills, Bricks & Scones offers not only a vast selection of Intelligentsia Coffee and Lupicia Teas, but the atmosphere of a home away from home. Whether you have quick minute to sit down with your afternoon tea, or the whole afternoon to enjoy it, Bricks & Scones has got the perfect spot. The inviting main space has ample seating in plush couches and chairs surrounded by exposed brick walls. For a quieter setting, there's 'The Study', a no-talking space for reading and writing with personal desks and lamps. Don't worry if you forgot to bring your book, either, Bricks & Scones' 'Library' swapping system lets patrons flip through a donated selection during their visit, and if you find one so good you've got to take it home to finish, simply replace it with a book of your own. As Spring begins to roll around and L.A. starts to heat back up, there's a beautiful pet-friendly patio as well. And if you're bringing the kids, there's an assortment of board games to be played tucked beneath the 'Library' books. Find a relaxing work space here, too, since there's free WiFi in every room.
In addition to all the great spaces, Bricks & Scones makes it easy to find what you're hungry for, at the right price. There are great sandwich and soup options offered every day like the turkey, pesto, and mozzarella panini and homemade tomato soup, along with freshly baked pastries, and afternoon tea and scones with traditional clotted cream, lemon curd, and jam- served all day, every day! Bricks & Scones will even give you a 10% discount on that cup of tea or coffee if you bring in your own mug, and offers a 10% discount to students with a valid ID. These perks plus the 'green' usage of biodegradable utensils, cups, and straws, and recycled napkins and paper bags, makes your Intelligentsia coffee or Lupicia Tea that much more enjoyable.
To make it even more inviting, Bricks & Scones has regular events like family game night, and is in the process of featuring live music by local artists. No matter how much time you've got, what time of day it is, or what you're in the mood for, Bricks & Scones continues to strive for an experience to please every palette, and provides a homey getaway in Los Angeles. Visit their website for more information on location, events, and when you can schedule some time to relax.