Coffee Corner

Cafecito Orgánico permanently plants itself in Silver Lake

You've probably grabbed a Cafecito Organico latte at the Hollywood and Silver Lake farmers' markets and wished you could get it every day. With the new Silver Lake café, its first brick-and-mortar location, now you can.

Cafecito Organico owners Angel Orozco and Mitch Hale transformed the funky spired building at the corner of Hoover and Bellvue into a coffeehouse in March. And it has everything you need: a shaded patio, free Wi-Fi and the smooth organic java that Cafecito is known for.

You'll find simple drip coffees and impeccably pulled espressos, all made with fair-trade beans sourced from Ethiopia, Peru, Costa Rica and El Salvador. The coffee is roasted locally–twice a week–to ensure maximum freshness.

Try the hot Cafecito ($3.50) or the cold Global Warming ($5), richly flavored drinks made with the toasty Espresso Clandestino blend, milk and raw sugarcane juice. Iced coffee ($3) is cold-brewed, so it's never bitter; add a touch of dark molasses to really bring out the bean's subtle sweetness.

For food, there are pastries from Delilah Bakery, and on Saturdays, you can get organic red-chile pork or vegan kale tamales from La Guera Tamalera.

It's almost like the farmers' market, with better hours.

Cafecito Organico, 534 N. Hoover St., Silver Lake; 323-666-1950 or cafecitoorganico.com