Last night, I was invited to have a date night at LAMILL COFFEE Boutique in Silver Lake. This cute little coffee shop is so close to me and it sounded extremely familiar to me when I got the invitation. However, I didn’t remember how I knew about it. It wasn’t until I got there I remembered going there for tea with a friend last year. I had no idea they had entrées as well! David and I were pleasantly surprised at the ample amount of food selection they had for dinner, and definitely went home with happy tummies!
Located at 1636 Silver Lake Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026, this coffee shop is actually on the bigger side. It even has a small parking lot for its customers! Considering it’s LA and we often struggle to even find paid street parking, this is a huge plus. We came at 6 PM and surprisingly had most of the place to ourselves.
The coffee shop is designed like a lavish boutique, with front and back seating. It seemed like more people were sitting in the back working on their laptops. Yes, there is wi-fi here for customers! It is a very cute spot to work — has beautiful ambience and a gorgeous chandelier. I seriously can’t turn down a place with chandeliers, ever! We chose window seating so that we could get good light to take our food photos, but as you can tell, it was already starting to get dark. Summer is slipping away! 🙁
We started off with some lemonade. What better way to hold onto summer than with some good ol’ lemonade, right? David got the lavender lemonade and I opted for something more tart — the crimson berry lemonade. Each of these lemonades go for $5 which isn’t exactly cheap for a cup of lemonade, but the presentation is beautiful. Also, you definitely get what you pay for taste-wise. Not only do the drinks taste super fresh, I love the ombré effect!
And then the full course arrived: steak frites, LAMILL Burger, avocado toast, crème brûlée, and their famous sugar donut holes with whipped cream. Yummy!
The avocado toast was recommended by the server. I personally don’t like avocado, but David seemed to be pleased with this dish. It goes for $12 with the poached egg.
I thoroughly enjoyed the donut holes while my boyfriend pigged out on the avocado toast! I remember ordering this exact same dish a year ago to share with my friend. It didn’t disappoint this time, either. The whipped cream they serve the donut holes with have a thicker, creamier consistency than your everyday whipped cream. The whole shebang goes for $6, which is an affordable dessert or mid-day snack if you ask me.
Now, onto the delicious entrées! David ordered the LAMILL Burger ($15), which is a 7 oz boulder valley burger with roasted tomatoes, hook’s cheddar, and romaine slaw closed by a brioche bun. Savory french fries are served on the side along with ketchup. Yum!
I am a huge steak person and had to order their steak frites ($19) on my visit. This dish features a seared flat iron steak over caramelized onions, horseradish sauce, and the usual french fries. I ordered the steak medium rare and am glad I did because it was cooked perfectly to my taste! The meat was really juicy and well-proportioned. I would have preferred the onions raw… but then again, I’m super weird and can eat an onion like an apple. LOL!
What do I think after my visit? LAMILL isn’t exactly a place I’d consider everyday-affordable. However, for the ambience, amazing customer service, and delicious food, it’s definitely worth the occasional visit. It’s a great place to meet friends and family because they have everything from light snacks to full entrées. There’s bound to be something for everyone in the crowd!
Thanks for having me, LAMILL! I’ll be back soon. 🙂