Los Angeles: Churros Calientes & Barney’s Beanery

Churros Calientes

I had to go back to Churros Calientes the night before I left Los Angeles. It’s so good. So. Good. This is a definite stop if I ever go back to LA! I’d highly recommend it to anyone in the Westwood area. (Looking at you, Jesca.)

Churros Calientes signboard.

Churros Calientes menu.

Zen, Qiu, Marta, Ren, Hunter, Json dining outside of Churros Calientes.Zen, Qiu, Marta, Ren, Hunter, and Json- those of us who were there early. I thought it was just a small group of five, but omg so many more people joined us for dinner! So touched. TwT
Photo by Victor, our waiter.

Zen, Qiu, Marta, Ren, Hunter, Json, and Victor from Churros Calientes.Victor decided to join in the group shot, so he gingerly balanced my camera on someone’s street-parked car.

Twitter on #churroscalientes on my iPhone 3GS at Churros Calientes.Victor also said that if we had twitter, we could hashtag our tweets with #churroscalientes and it’d show up on their display screen. It was so long since I had to log in to my account that I actually forgot my password. But here’s my tweet, on my ‘vintage’ iPhone 3GS and decapitated hippo stickers.

Marta and Ren's tweets tagged #churroscalientes on display at a digital screen in Churros Calientes.My tweet below Marta’s on the digital screen in the cafe. :D

Hot chocolate from Churros Calientes.

Hot chocolate from Churros Calientes.The awesome hot chocolate from Churros Calientes are something I’ve never had elsewhere before. It’s so thick and fragrant and I can’t stop gushing about it.

Animated gif of a handmade churros dipped into hot chocolate at Churros Calientes.Dipping the eponymous churro into the delectable goodness that is their hot chocolate. Ordering the Churros con Chocolate gives you a basket of six original churros and what should be at least your second cup of hot chocolate because you just can’t get enough of it.

Panini at Churros Calientes.Hunter and I shared a panini, since we were going to gorge ourselves on churros and hot chocolate after. I’ve tried their panini and soups before, and even the food at Churros Calientes is so good.

Ren posing for a photo while Victor photobombs.Hunter took this photo of me and auto-focused on Victor who photobombed this photo. XD

Victor taking a photo of our group at Churros Calientes.Victor taking a photo of all of us using Marta’s camera.

fb_martaThe group photo that Victor took! Taken from Marta.

Owner Joshua and Ren at Churros Calientes.Owner and me! I think he’s always in that same tee. XD

First free cup of hot chocolate at Churros Calientes.I got another cup of hot chocolate on the house by the way. Thank you owner!

Tallying the bill at Churros Calientes.Tallying the bill. I had such trouble trying to tally our bill that Qiu was roped in to double-check my workings. It wasn’t until much later that she realised that we’d both forgotten about Marta’s soup! I apologise for being a disgrace.

Ren posing with two free cups of hot chocolate outside Churros Calientes.And I got a second cup of hot chocolate right before leaving! To think that I was savouring the first cup for the road. TwT

Barney’s Beanery

We headed down to Barney’s Beanery for drinks after dinner. Hunter, Qiu, and Anmol had peaced out by then.

Menu at Barney's Beanery.

Mistress Malibu at Barney's Beanery.We had a Malibu Mistress, after I remembered that Lilli mentioned liking it.

Magnet of Bergamo, Italy.Marta got Zen and I magnets of her hometown, Bergamo. Wow!

Marta and Zen at Barney's Beanery.Marta and Zen.

Conan and Ren with Conan's gift at Barney's Beanery.Conan had gotten me a huge present in a red plastic bag, and I only opened it in Barney’s Beanery to find that it was a hamper full of chocolates. TwT

Conan and Ren at Barney's Beanery.

Bar of chocolate in a money cover.We shared some of it. =3

Ren tying a ribbon round her neck at Barney's Beanery.

Pineapple drink at Barney's Beanery.Conan and I got a pineapple drink for all of us to share.

And here I present to you, Zen’s many stages of drunkenness:

Zen sipping from a Mistress Malibu at Barney's Beanery.Exhibit A.

Drunk Zen at Barney's Beanery.Exhibit B.

Drunk Zen at Barney's Beanery.Exhibit C.

Drunk Zen at Barney's Beanery.Exhibit D.

Drunk Zen at Barney's Beanery.Exhibit E.

Here’s a recap of the night at Barney’s Beanery:

Zen is such a drunk cutie. ♥

Mirror reflection selfie in the elevator.Last I see of this elevator home.

It was such a waste the next morning after my rush to pack my stuff that I forgot my second cup of hot chocolate in the fridge! Might I say, sadded. :(

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