Dec 17, 2009

Urth Caffe - Downtown Los Angeles

Haven't write a restaurant review for a long long time,
Actually, I was gonna post a recipe about Japanese stewed egg plant..
But...I think that dish needs to be improved a little bit before I can write about it..
Don't wanna give out the recipe unless it really tastes good,
Especially during this holiday season, giving my readers stomachache is not a very wise idea!

Luckily, I always have some backup pictures in my hard drive,
So here it is, my restaurant review for Urth Caffe in Downtown Los Angeles.

Located in the center of art district,
This place offers a wide variety of organic coffee, as well as some high quality, healthy sweet and savory items,
And this is the first thing I saw when I walked into the eatery-

Cakes!!! Pies!!!
I think other customers standing in the line could see a spark in the corner of my eyes right at that moment, BLING**

Urth farmer's salad-

Made with organic greens, grilled artichoke, dried fruits, and more.

Side track here,
I think it's very important to eat organic stuff as long as financial situation allows,
Indeed organic stuff is expensive...hopefully it'll get cheaper when more people start buying these products..

But what I'm trying to say is that...
I seriously think many "modern" diseases are coming from the food we eat,
Especially canned products or processed meals.

I was reading one article from New York Times, talking about the danger of consuming extra estrogen by eating canned food,
(Estrogen coming from the materials used for the inner side of the can)
After all, it's not natural...think about it..eating food coming out from a tin can...
That's been sitting on the shelves for who knows how long...
Or cooking vegetables that were being sprayed with pesticide..
Even though the government said the amount of chemicals used will cause no harm to human bodies...
Seriously, it's not natural!

Hmm...just a thought here, after all, you are what you eat!
*Hey! That can be a good name for a food blog!

Ok ok, enough of my babbling, let's get back to our Urth Caffe,
Tea latte and tomato basil quiche-

Both items are super good!
The quiche might look small here, but it was very filling and very flavorful,
Kinda juicy inside, possibly coming from the tomatoes,
Only one thing I have to pick on here...
I can never figure out what's the pattern they were trying to draw on my tea latte..(?)..
Elephant? Monkey?

Fruit tart and the back of either triple chocolate cheese cake or key lime pie-

I really the cheese cake was very heavy, just the way I like it!

Urth Caffe is a very relaxing location,
Their light meals are great (I'll definitely try other individual quiche next time),
There are also some cute little stores and art galleries around the neighborhood,
After venturing around the area, stop by for a cup of tea or coffee, it'll make your day even better!

*For me, I'll probably go for the dessert and quiche....yum!

Cindy's Rating: 8

Urth Caffe - Downtown Los Angeles
451 South Hewitt Street
Los Angeles, CA
(213) 797-4534

*They also have other locations in West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, and Santa Monica


  1. Beautiful food! I think the latte picture is a dog with flowers nearby and another animal sitting on top of its head :).

    I guess I should post my recipe for miso ginger sebass next year then if I should improve it first... the sauce is too bold and salty right now.

  2. To Eat Travel Eat~
    Haha I guess I'm not the only one with trial and error dishes!
    Let's make these food taste better!