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Coffee and Plants, Los Angeles’ first fully plant-based coffee shop is poised to open its second location in Studio City on March 12th. Known as a new kind of neighborhood coffee shop, Coffee and Plants opens with a grand mission in mind – to help the planet one cup at a time.
Coffee and Plants is founded by singer, songwriter, and activist Leona Lewis, and fellow co-founders Dennis Jauch and Achraf Sekhiri. Lewis, Jauch, and Sekhiri opened the first location of Coffee and Plants in 2019 in Old Pasadena’s Old Town, aiming to disrupt the coffee industry by offering top-quality plant-based products fueled by a commitment to sustainability and compassion for animals. Following through on that commitment, Coffee and Plants partners with organizations with like-minded goals, such as the National Forest Foundation, who has committed to planting a tree for every 100 cups sold, and Hopefield Animal Sanctuary.
“We are excited to bring our disruptive plant-based concept, Coffee and Plants to the Studio City neighborhood,” said Co-Founder Leona Lewis in a statement. “We are aiming to help the world, one cup at a time, to move away from dairy consumption by introducing plant-based products to the masses all while giving back to the planet and our animal friends.”
The Studio City location will serve a 100% plant-based menu of espresso-based specialty drinks, single origin drip and pour over coffees, cold brews, special teas and seasonal menu items. Coffee and Plants sources its beans from Unity Coffee, who works with growers in Columbia and Guatemala to provide fair trade wages to the coffee farmers that produce the beans used in Coffee and Plants signature blend. Every time an item from the menu is enjoyed at Coffee and Plants it helps reduce our carbon footprint as a whole. This is accomplished by eliminating the damaging environmental impacts of the dairy industry by using only 100% plant-based products. Guests can expect Coffee and Plants drinks such as the Rose Bowl Latte, 24k Charcoal Latte, and the Blue Lavender Latte, as well as new additions to the menu like the “Laurel Latte” created in honor of the Studio City neighborhood. The sweet and floral syrups, and the coconut whipped cream used at the shop are all made in-house with all-natural, plant-based ingredients. The 100% plant-based food menu will include plenty of gluten-free items, savory and sweet pastries, freshly prepared Avocado Tartines, JUST Egg Croissants, and more. Guests are also encouraged to bring their four-legged friends to Coffee and Plants, where proceeds of select items are donated to Hopefield Animal Sanctuary, an organization which rescues abused and neglected animals in need.
The shop will feature an ever-changing inventory of plants that will include different varieties of Hoyas, Monsteras, Pothos, Snake Plants, ZZ, Polka Dot, and many more that will be added to the shop seasonally. In addition to larger plants, a vast selection of cacti potted in Coffee and Plants signature pink pots will be available for purchase. Plants displayed at Coffee and Plants are sourced by its horticulturist that buys from local, family-owned nurseries throughout the city.
Partnering with Amsterdam and New York-based creative interior architectural agency, Rigos Mills, Coffee and Plants comes to life in Studio City with tones of dusty rose, brass features, pink tiling, and vegan-leather seating. The shop is accented with European-style windows that give the 1000 square feet space an open-air feel. Coffee and Plants will have 35 seats available for guests to enjoy robust espressos and floral lattes inside or outside during one of LA’s many sunny days. The space will feature displays throughout the shop such as Coffee and Plants’ signature one-of-a-kind floral installations by New York based floral art studio, Floratorium, a statement chandelier as well as custom art pieces created by Dutch Studio LDE, and custom shelving that lines the entire shop to display over 150 lush plants. Every inch of the store was carefully designed with close attention to detail including the restroom, which will feature AI artwork, and a custom hombre venetian plaster mural by LA artist Brian Robles.
“We were inspired by the creativity and openness of the Studio City community and knew right away that it would be a wonderful home for our second location,” said Leona Lewis . “It is important to Ac, Dennis and me that we open in communities that are diverse and inclusive to all, including our four-legged friends! We look forward to offering a healthy alternative to our guests and our planet for years to come.”
Coffee and Plants will open on March 12th at 10am and the first 20 guests who purchase a coffee will receive a free Hoya Heart planted in Coffee and Plants’ signature pink pot. Coffee and Plants will also be giving away its new Laurel Latte and the Vanilla Latte for FREE ALL WEEK starting Monday, March 13th through March 19th from 6am-9am sponsored by their plant-based milk partners at Califia Farms.
Coffee and Plants will be open Monday through Sunday from 6:00 am – 8:00 pm, serving prepared food from 7:00am to 2:00 pm and located at 12334 Ventura Blvd, Studio City.