This weekend I got to visit one of the Starbucks reserve stores in Los Gatos, Ca. When we entered, my first instinct was to get in line and order a latte. From the corner of my eye, I noticed my sisters boyfriend (Oscar) waving at […]
This past weekend I had the honor to check out one of the many coffee shops on my boyfriend’s bucket list. It was Menotti’s Coffee Stop located in Venice Beach, California. As I walked towards the door the welcoming tunes lured me in. Right there and then I knew that I was not going to order the usual boring latte. As I looked for something appealing to order, two gentlemen greeted us with open hands and asked us where we were coming from. My boyfriend happily replied, “the bay area”. I am not sure if this is a common thing in Venice for a barista to ask where their caffeine enthusiast customers are coming from. But it felt good that they seemed interested in us. As the chatter came to an end my boyfriend asked what they recommended us to order. Reaching for an old photography frame they quickly handed us their special hidden menu. At first, I was like, okay why do I need this image of an older man for? But it was obvious, the menu was behind it, so clever! The title of Vegan Spanish Latte quickly caught my attention.