Okay, so, you know that meme where on the couch is a decomposing skeleton, and the caption reads “Still Waiting On Her To Decide Where She Wants To Eat.”

That meme is about me.


I want my restaurants to be

  • light and airy

  • not too loud

  • plenty of vegan options

  • contain a succulent somewhere

  • serves coffee

  • all menu items are “damn, that’s really yummy!”

  • instagram worthy

  • affordable

and always, last but not least, close enough to other boutiques that I can have an after-lunch peruse around the block.

Paramount Coffee Project in the ROW DTLA boutique district is all of these things.


Chris and I visited on a Saturday afternoon, and the ROW district in downtown LA was humming with stylish shoppers passing by our table in the succulent garden patio.

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We started with the Tangerine Cooler, a light spritzer that feels summer in a cold drink. Sweet, smooth, and tangy all at the same time.

Barely a minute later, the waiter was delivering the Apple Dutch Baby, a cast-iron appetizer stuffed with harvest apple slices in a flakey crust and with melted heavy cream.

Wow.

PCP's brunch menu consists of unique Australian-inspired items such as the Avocado Tartine and Lentil Pate.

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I opted for the Corn and Zucchini Fritter with a topping of peach & tomato salsa, fried egg, creme fraiche add avocado mash.

I’m not a far-out adventurer with new foods, but the mix of sweet peach in the fritter was heavenly.

I was pleasantly surprised that the plates were delicious in that homey style of old favorites, even though the flavors were completely new.

In other words, different, but not weird.

Just “ughhh, this is damn good.”

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So in summary, go visit for the perfect spot to brunch with the girls. This hidden gem is worth seeking out, especially with the ample parking nearby.

Paramount Coffee Project is located at ROW DTLA, 1320 E 7th St #100, and is open 8am to 5pm daily.

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[Paramount Coffee Project reached out to me to try their menu, but as always, my opinions are my own.]

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