Daily Archive: January 27, 2013

Urth Caffe, Downtown LA

Posted by Nicole

Throughout the last couple years of living in LA, I’ve been told to eat at Urth Caffe a handful of times. In Lauren’s words, “it’s classic LA.” I finally made plans to have brunch with a few dance team friends before Sunday’s women’s basketball game.

Urth Caffe

451 S Hewitt St, Los Angeles, CA


Urth Caffe has a few locations in Los Angeles, and the downtown location is conveniently close to USC.

urth caffe downtown

urth caffe downtown

We walked in to the country-hipster atmosphere and took our orders within a few minutes.


After researching the restaurant on Yelp, I basically knew what I wanted to order. I started with a Small Cappuccino. I was most excited to see the design in the foamy milk.

urth caffe cappuccino

This cappuccino was perfectly sweet and creamy. I would definitely order this time and time again. And I definitely felt the caffeine kick! Let’s just say it put me in a really happy, smily, and giggly mood.

urth caffe cappuccino

urth caffe cappuccino

Next, Aliyah’s Iced Moroccan Mint Boba Tea arrived at the table. This tasted a lot like green tea to me, which is a good thing.

urth caffe iced moroccan mint boba tea Nika’s Iced Chai Boba Tea was next. I tried a sip and it was good! I love chai tea and this was definitely more sweet than spicy.

urth caffe iced chai boba tea

And then it was time for the real food. I ordered the Sprout Sandwich – alfalfa sprouts, jarlsberg swiss cheese, red onion, roma tomatoes, avocado & hummus on sprouted bread. This sandwich was amazing. Everything tasted so fresh and though I initially planned to save half for later, there was nooo chance of that happening. I’m glad I didn’t order an omelette (like I always do at brunch), because this sandwich was delicious.

urth caffe sprout sandwich

I mean… look at all that good stuff in there.

urth caffe sprout sandwich

Nika ordered the Butternut Squash & Ricotta Pizza – tomatoes, mozzarella and herbed ricotta cheese, butternut squash and fresh oregano. She absolutely loved it! We even said our meals were worth “paying $18 for breakfast.” (<– Lauren, can you believe that? You know I’m the cheapest person ever.)

urth caffe Butternut Squash and Ricotta Pizza

With full bellies, we talked while I finished my cappuccino.

urth caffe cappuccino

Then it was time for a little exploration. This location of Urth Caffe is located in the Arts District of Downtown Los Angeles, and we walked over to the iconic murals and “wings” across the street.

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We totally didn’t stand out in our matching sweatsuits… oh wait. Aliyah, Nika, and I have decided to make our off-campus excursions a weekly activity. Last week was hiking in Hollywood, this week was brunch, and we’ll see what next week holds. I’m hoping it includes a hike in the Malibu Hills or La Cañada.

After brunch, we went back to school to curl our hair and then cheer/dance for the women’s basketball game vs. University of Arizona. Our team won 74-57! On my walk back to my apartment I saw this beautiful sunset.

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Alright, today has been a good day of dining out, hanging with friends, and dancing, and now it is time for some of this fun stuff…………….


(photo from last night’s dinner/homework session: sweet potato with nooch & a green chocolate banana protein smoothie for fuel)

This weekend flew by way too quickly! Counting down the days till Friday……..

– Nicole

Question: To all the LA locals and tourists, have you ever eaten at Urth Caffe? 

Question: If not, what are some tourist-y activities you have done in LA? I need ideas!