Places to Drink Coffee in L.A.: Paramount Coffee Project (a.k.a. PCPLA)

Today I am reviewing the Australia-inspired coffee shop Paramount Coffee Project Los Angeles, which is PCPLA for short. It took me approximately 5 weeks to learn the correct order of that acronym, but I love Australians so I forgive them for making me think I am stupid, temporarily (for 5 weeks).

Paramount Coffee Project started in Sydney as a collaboration between Jin Ng of Paramount House, Mark Dundon of Seven Seeds and Russell Beard of Reuben Hills. After success in Sydney, PCP decided to open Los Angeles, and in keeping with the specialty coffee and food format of a typical Sydney/Melbourne Café, PCPLA is a collaborative project to look at coffee differently in a café environment.

Translation: this coffee shop serves amazing coffee and real food… not just pastries. I’ve had a number of things on the menu – all were delicious and also beautifully prepared. Here is a picture of my avocado toast with burnt orange.

PCPLA's Avo on Sourdough Toast with Charred Corn and Burnt Orange
PCPLA’s Avo on Sourdough Toast with Charred Corn and Burnt Orange

Sometimes, I have ordered the cashew nut yogurt – as in “made with cashew milk.” There are flowers on it.  Flowers. How can I not love a place that brings me flowers with my cashew nut yogurt. Also, how can I not love a place that gives my vegan friends yogurt options? Another favorite is the salted burrata with poached eggs, spinach & house dukkah. Delicious.

For coffee, I usually get drip – and PCPLA’s drip coffee is GREAT – but they also have amazing lattes and they make their own almond milk, so if you aren’t a milk person, you have options.

FYI, PCPLA also has a quick-serve coffee bar which is also accessible from outside (perfect for when you have your dog with you) – so you don’t have to do table service in order to get a delicious coffee from them.

Bottom line: Highly recommend.

Here are a few shots of the place.

PCPLA's quick-serve coffee bar.
PCPLA’s quick-serve coffee bar.
My dad and his lovely wife (Mamasue) standing outside - the outside access for the quick-serve coffee bar is in the background.
My dad (“Fred”) and his lovely wife (“Suzanne”) standing outside – the outside access for the quick-serve coffee bar is in the background – great for dog-owners!
PCPLA's variety of beans for sale.
PCPLA’s variety of beans for sale.

 

Paramount Coffee Project
Address: 456 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036
http://www.pcpfx.com/

 

About The Author

Anne Stericker

City-dweller, designer, writer and lifestyle consultant practicing the art of living well in the 21st Century. Fixated with good coffee, great design, and any little thing that makes life better.

2 COMMENTS

  1. Steve Heller | 11th Jan 16

    Sounds pretty good. Rather odd logo!
    And of course an unfortunate acronym?? I don’t know much about PCP, but am guessing that, despite its notoriety, it’s less addictive than coffee is!

    • Anne Stericker | 12th Jan 16

      Ha! Steve, you are right about PCP! Was thinking the same thing. But it is a great place – unfortunate name or not!

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