Is It Any Good?

French Cafe food at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

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Usually, the purpose of a food blog such as this is to highlight some great meal, or some great place.

This is not one of those reviews. Those this is a place I still like.

There’s nothing revolutionary about Coffee and Milk (C+M), other than where it is. Right in the heart of the LACMA Campus, right in the middle of all the action. The food is basic French Cafe, kick and people-watch food. Coffee, Tea, some bakery items, water. Nothing special, but nothing bad either.

What I’ve loved about the LACMA Campus is how much time and energy they’ve spent to making it a true hangout. A place where going to Ray’s and Stark’s is a destination in and of itself, not just some throwaway meal you can have instead of wandeirng off campus.

Plus, I’m still in love with the fact that our Art Museum has a bar…a bar…on its property.

Coffee and Milk (C+M) is the perfect place to stop and have a break when you’re moving from one end of campus, the Pavilion for Japanese Art, to the other (the Broad Contemporary Art Museum). You can kick back, have a coffee or a nosh of something.

There’s even a little bit of Art inside Coffee and Milk. Granted it’s very…subtle. Basically, it’s clock on the wall, measuring the day in term of percentage, and…yeah as I type this, I realize that Metropolis II is the only reason I go into Broad to begin with.

Like I said, I’m not really writing this to tell you of what a great or revolutionary Coffee and Muffin I had at Coffee and Milk. This is to remind you that it’s there. It’s a good and vital part of the Museum experience.


WHAT SHOULD I GET?: Well, what you do want? The name on the sigh pretty much tells you what’s going on. Though, they will sell small lunch items like sandwiches. Personally, I ran with their Hot Choco Vivo Chocolate, and was very, very happy with what I had.


IMPORTANT SAFETY TIP, PEOPLE: Kind of a reverse safety tip. This is a reminder. Coffee and Milk opens a bit before the Museum opens, so you if you get to LACMA early you can chill with a cup of Joe, or Chai Latte before you get at the paintings.


Coffee and Milk (C+M)
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
5905 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90036

Tel: (323) 857-4761

Monday-Tuesday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday-Sunday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm