Gelato Bar, one of my favorite gelato destinations, opened a branch in Los Feliz last summer. Tragedy of tragedies, though, they did not have an espresso machine when they opened. This is tragic because Gelato Bar's Studio City location makes the best affogatos in town (see my LA Gelato Tour). The affogato, as you hopefully know, is that sublime combination of gelato and espresso. At Gelato Bar it's topped with a bit of whipped cream and some chocolate crunchies. (While I preferred their previous style of topping the affogato with cacao nibs, it's still great).
I don't know how long it's been there, but I'm happy to report that the Hillhurst branch now has an espresso machine, perfect not just for affogatos but for expertly prepared espresso drinks using coffee from Sonoma County's Ecco Caffe. This move, by the way, has immediately catapulted Gelato Bar into the title of best coffee in Los Feliz.
Gelato Bar (Los Feliz)
1936 Hillhurst Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027