I've been here before. January 8th, 2018 - Intelligentsia - Venice (Los Angeles). Incredible coffee with a science lab feel to the barista operation. Last time I was here, I posted on social media about a guy who brought his Bach Piano score to the coffee shop to 'read'. 36 year old, retired software developer - Hannes. He preferred to take the sheet music away from the piano to study it in order to play better, and compose better. I thought this was brilliant (as a person who studied piano performance myself at university). Today, a packed house, there's only one spot open in the cafe - next to me. Someone tapped me on the shoulder, "I think we've met before."

It was Hannes. This time he was reading Beethoven.

Enjoy the photos of a truly beautiful coffee bar with tasty coffee.