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There’s no denying that the craft coffee culture has created a major buzz in LA. But whether you’re totally immersed in it, or you prefer to stick with your go-to neighborhood cafe, chances are you’ve heard of Coffee Commissary.
The Los Angeles-born chain’s bright, modern, and pink-themed locations, delicious coffee blends, and tasty eats have helped it gain a reputation as one of the best caffeine stops in the city. And its latest outpost at the revamped Beverly Center means you can now count on the perfect pour-over when you’re in the 90210.
Locally owned and operated, Coffee Commissary prides itself on showcasing coffee beans from a variety of single-origin roasters, allowing them to focus on creating a sought-after experience and flavorful, well-known brews.
They’ve got the classics—Americano, Cappuccino, Vanilla Latte; you name it—along with latte art that’s almost too pretty to drink (almost). You can’t go wrong with their aforementioned hand-brewed, pour-over coffee. But if you’re looking for more than your typical cup of joe, go for their bubbly Espresso Lime Spritzer.
And don’t let the name fool you — Coffee Commissary does much more than coffee. If you’re hungry, order up one of their creative breakfast bites (Smoked Salmon Toast, anyone?), bowls, or burritos for a solid meal that’s sure to hit the spot. On the baked goods front, you can expect treats with a healthy(ish) twist. Think nine-grain flaxseed muffins, whole wheat croissants, and a flourless chocolate cake you won’t want to share.
Plus, with free Wi-Fi, friendly staff, and music that’s on point (seriously, you’re going to want to cue up your Shazam app), the laid-back, easy atmosphere at this local cafe concept is hard to match.
Swing by Coffee Commissary Beverly any day of the week and enjoy your favorite bevvie at a table overlooking Beverly Blvd. Or, snag a to-go cup and get your steps in while perusing some of the best shops LA has to offer. If you’re not in the neighborhood — no worries. With locations in Hollywood, Burbank, West Hollywood, Culver City, Santa Monica, and Glendale, you can refuel no matter where in the city you find yourself.
Things are weird. Times are changing. It seems like just when we’re starting to get a grip, there’s another surprise. When it comes to beauty, we've had to adapt on our own due to salon closures, keep an eye on preparations and protocol changes during those closures, try to know what we’re doing before booking an appointment once they reopened, and maybe even brave the journey back to the salon. Whether you live in a place where salons are open, you’ve experienced a second shutdown, or you straight up haven’t had a haircut since March, we can all probably agree that we’re expecting some differences in the salon and spa world thanks to COVID.
We wanted to gauge how everyone is thinking and feeling about all this, so we put out a poll on our Instagram, asking you all what you expect from beauty salons right now.
Here’s what you had to say...
53% of you have returned to the hair salon by now, while 47% of you have not. This makes sense, because every area of the country is different when it comes to cases, closures, and mandates, and every person is different when it comes to risk and safety.
While many hair salons have begun operating outdoors due to government regulations, 58% of you said you’re fine with getting your haircut indoors, while the other 42% are more comfortable keeping it outside.
58% of you said you’d rather go to your hair salon than have your stylist come to you. I get it, home is a safe space, probably shouldn’t let any outsiders in.
69% of you said you’re “totally!” going to tip more for services once you start receiving them again. During this time without our stylists and aestheticians, I think we all realized how much we need them and appreciate them, and many of us are willing to show them a little extra gratitude to make up for the time we spent apart.
But, most of you aren’t. 56% of you said you have not cut or colored your own or a friend’s hair, because it was too risky, while the other 44% just “had to!”
Only 29% of you have returned to nail salons, while the rest are sticking to at-home manicures. Maybe we’re all just getting really good at it? But probably, it’s because a lot of them are still closed down, or because it’s a little more difficult to get a pedicure outdoors (we need our massage chairs!).
Our last poll question asked about what differences you’ve all noticed when heading back to the salon, and you all had a lot to say...
It’s a beautiful thing to see how the salon and spa community has come together, taken precautions, and adjustments, all so they can continue to help us look and feel our best. If you haven’t spoken to your stylist lately (or even if you have), don’t forget to shoot them a thank you and let them know you appreciate them.