Intelligentsia Coffee, Venice, CA
An affogato, which means “drowned” in Italian, is the marriage of espresso and gelato, perhaps the best combination of hot and cold since apple pie and ice cream. At Intelligentsia Coffee Venice, this is achieved by first placing a scoop of dense vanilla bean gelato into a glass . The barista then pours a hot double shot of espresso over the gelato. The thick cream from the espresso melts the edges of the gelato, and well…….you get it. While you are at it, just go ahead and call it breakfast why don’t you!
In LA there is a cup of coffee waiting to be purchased around every corner, but purchasing one here should fall on to your “things to do in Los Angeles” list! Yum! Intelligentsia 1331 Abbot Kinney Blvd. Venice, CA (310) 399-1233