food:. ICDC’s Coffee and a Doughnut Stole My Heart

IMG_4633There’s something pulling at my heart strings. It began at the center, of the center of Los Angeles, on a boulevard named Beverly.


That something is the classic combination of a coffee and a doughnut. Little did I know that coming to the toasted ice cream colors of the new ICDC – an ice cream, coffee and doughnut shop – that I would discover a reason to daydream a little more about coffee and its ultimate companion, the doughnut.

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I was immediately taken with its toasted ice cream colors, an easy to understand menu and an unencumbered check out where I could easily watch my coffee prepared. Then the coffee came and this doughnut in the best little kept brown bag.


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Yes, this space is intimate. And, yes it might get just a little crowded, given the sign above the espresso machine where is pulled, which says capacity: five. However, I like to think some of the grandest things are shared in the smallest of spaces. I had a cappuccino with soy milk pulled with espresso from Australia’s Vittoria Coffee Roasters. This was my first time having the roaster and I asked why this roaster, “everyone asks for Australian coffee, and they make great coffee.”

With one hand I sipped through foam and with another pleased my lips through successive sugar dusting with a gluten free, brown butter doughnut. Watch out heart!

Donut $3 | Cappuccino $4