Ever get the storybook sense that you’ve wandered into a place built just for you? That’s how discovering Broome Street General Store felt to me. Like someone had collected all the essentials for my best, most active self.
The self that drinks hot coffee from a mint thermos on a blustery day. Preferably atop a hill and a blanket both.
The girl who never runs out of clean, striped shirts…
and stashes goodies for sharing in her market tote.
The friend who has on hand the secret ingredient to a Sailor’s Ale…
and nuts, chocolate and (Sqirl!) jams to satisfy your sweet cravings.
The friend who makes a mean cup of coffee.
A word about this last. As far as I know, Broome Street General Store is the only spot in LA that actually sells gimme! coffee. Brooklynites as well those who have had the joy of calling Ithaca, NY, home will understand when I say that stumbling upon those red labels and exclamation marks warmed my heart.
Broome Street also carries Weck jars in all shapes and sizes, acacia cutting boards, wooden salad spoons, cast-iron pans, and pantry basics like sriracha and Bob’s Red Mill grains. It’s where I’ll head for housewarming gifts and stocking stuffers.
They serve local pastries and sandwiches daily as well as fried chicken every Friday night.
What’s not to love?
Los Angeles, CA 90039
Neighborhood: Silver Lake
applesandonionsOctober 18, 2011 at 7:18 am (12 years ago)
Looks like Heaven on earth xo, LEH
StephanieOctober 18, 2011 at 3:07 pm (12 years ago)
Heaven, indeed! Cozy classics AND gimme coffee? Love love. (And I’m a loyal fan of the latter from my four years of calling Williamsburg home:)
joannaOctober 18, 2011 at 3:24 pm (12 years ago)
WHAT??? I want to go there!!! Ah!!! I can pretend to be a cooler, more together version of me 🙂
SarahOctober 18, 2011 at 4:03 pm (12 years ago)
@Joanna, it’s like a ready-made uniform! But you have to like Keds, because those are the only shoes they sell. xo
Nancy NugentOctober 19, 2011 at 9:49 am (12 years ago)
Let’s go there……….I need a few of those charming items!! A mint thermos, a stripped shirt and I wouldn’t have a care in the world!! XXOOO
SarahOctober 19, 2011 at 10:13 am (12 years ago)
@Nancy. Yes! Please come visit soooooon! xoxo