LAMILL Beer, Wine, Sake and Expansion

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LAMILL expands their beverage focus beyond coffee and tea.

LAMILL Coffee, the mold breaking Silver Lake coffee boutique/restaurant from Craig Min and wife Jean Shim-Min, just added beer, wine and sake last weekend.

Craig Min discussed the list, and said that they know a number of beer and wine experts in the restaurant community, but decided to assemble the list themselves since “We taste for a living.” LAMILL Director of Creative Development Precy Betiong and Director of Coffee Thomas Hodges oversaw the new list’s creation.

Their efforts include two new signature drinks. The Black & Black ($9) is a variation on a black and tan, 50% North Coast Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout mixed with 50% house iced coffee. Champagne au Thé ($9 per glass) is a champagne cocktail with dry Imperial Palace Brut Blanc de Blancs and organic white pomegranate tea.

LAMILL now has an esoteric but interesting selection of Japanese craft beers, including Ozeno Yukidoke IPA, Hitachino Nest Commemorative Ale, Tama No Megumi Pale Ale and Coedo Beniaka.

When it comes to wine, Jean Shim-Min particularly enjoys De Sacy Grand Cru Champagne and Domaine Coteau Reserve Pinot Noir. Craig Min prefers Chateau Les Barraillots Margaux and the Chateau Coutelin Merville St. Estephe. With sake, the couple agrees on Dassai Junmai Daiginjo.

The next stage of LAMILL’s evolution involves expansion. Craig Min said they’re gearing up to open a few more cafes, beginning with the Westside and working their way back east toward Silver Lake. So far, no locations or timeframe have been determined.

Address: 1636 Silver Lake Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90026

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Blog Comments

I think its spelled Margaux. I think La Mill should expand to the Westside, it seems to be tailored to that kind of clientele.

Beer and Coffee? OH GOD. They SHOULD have gotten a beer expert.


Beer and coffee don’t have to be separate. Stouts are actually made using coffee on a pretty regular basis.

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