We LOVE coffee. The obsession started before our year in Seattle, but intensified while we were there for sure. Now, whenever we hear of a good coffee spot in town we have to try it. We actually revolve our weekend mornings around making it to one of these spots since most of them are a good car ride from home base.
To be honest, most of these are hipster coffee spots in Mid City or the Eastside, and they make it incredibly hard for you to bring your baby/toddler. They don’t offer high chairs or changing tables, and they more often than not have super cramped and minimalist spaces that make it really uncomfortable for any squirmy kid you happen to bring. But, seriously hipsters, that is NOT going to stop us. No, not us, the coffee obsessed and sleep deprived parents of a toddler. We shall bring our own booster chair and we shall change diapers in the trunk of our car–priorities, right?
One of these Saturday mornings brought us to Paramount Coffee Project. This place was everything a hipster coffee spot required: cool servers, cramped indoor space, cute outdoor patio, mason jar serving ware, retro furniture, and slow service. We started by ordering our caffeine. For me a filtered coffee and for him a flat white with an extra shot. *Notice the mason jar to hold my extra coffee.
Luckily for us it wasn’t just bench seating and there was a chair for us to attach a booster. Now, among the 20 something singles sipping their coffee and working on their laptops there would be a 1 year old flinging porridge onto the floor.
For breakfast we ordered 1. Banana Porridge 2. Frijoles y Queso and 3. Bubble and Squeak Hash with an egg. All three were delicious. Most hipster coffee spots do coffee well and food okay. I’ll say that this coffee spot had good coffee and a killer breakfast! Obviously we ordered the porridge for R, but she wanted to eat our egg whites instead, so we feasted on her left overs. Of all three dishes I’d say that the porridge was the star. Shocking, I know, but the winter spices added to it were perfect.
So let’s say you have a baby and you just don’t feel like being that annoying family that doesn’t realize their time for places like this has passed. Fear not, you can still enjoy PCP coffee and treats at the to go window.
This place was definitely worth the trip over the hill. Now it’s your turn. Go get some coffee!
Paramount Coffee Project456 N Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036