Prime Grind Coffee

DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES - This local cafe is a labor of love for Downtown residents Jeremy Ingram and Parker Martin. Located across from the Music Center and the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Prime Grind is passionate about coffee — and it shows.

The warm, casual décor and friendly service makes this cafe a home away from home, a place where you can linger on the patio or surf the Internet. Prime Grind specializes in local roasters, with a selection of organic and free trade beans. Their single brew system uses LaMill and Supreme Bean and includes the french press and pour over method, ensuring the best and freshest cup of java. There’s also a tempting array of blended frappes, smoothies and granitas with farm pressed juices.

The sandwich board features several gourmet options. The popular tuna salad comes with cranberries, cherries, apples, and walnuts on your choice of wheat, sourdough, pumpernickel or rye bread. Vegetarians love the Prime Grind Veggie Panini, with sauted mushrooms and spinach along with fresh seasonal vegetables..

There’s an assortment of fresh seasonal salads and soups as well, such as the sundried apricot salad with gala apples, blue cheese, curried almonds and champagne vinaigrette, or the sweet corn and jicama slaw. And what goes better with a cup of coffee than one of the cafe’s freshly baked sweet treats. Choose from decadent carrot cake, red velvet cake, chocolate croissants, cookies and muffins.

At 714 W. First St., (213) 229-0030 or

primegrind.com. Open weekdays 7 a.m.-9 p.m., weekends 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Visit our new location at 5223 Wilshire Blvd.

Cuisine: Cafe

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