Dogtown CoffeeThe NYLON Guys team was all over the US last week, doing things like visiting dinosaurs in the desert to hanging in record stores in Denver, and we even found time to discover a new favorite grub spot on the beach in Santa Monica called Dogtown Coffee!
We stumbled upon this gem after an early morning jog/sight seeing journey, which included the Santa Monica pier and legendary Muscle Beach--after all this, we were ready for a little caffeine recharge. This spot is way more rad than your average coffee shop, with a menu that includes breakfast burritos, gluten-free options for bread, vegetarian sliders and ahi poke bowl, and much much more. Because it was morning and a little early to go in on the ahi poke, we opted for the acai energy bowl with granola, strawberries, bananas, shaved coconut, and honey. This dish is pretty much the craziest breakfast you can ever eat--both for the fact that it tastes like dessert and it’s actually incredibly good for you. The sandwich you see in the above isn’t just any old ordinary sammie; that’s a Bay Street Mini with bacon mixed in the eggs and insanely rad chipotle sauce. They even made this beautiful ordeal on a gluten-free bun for us. We couldn’t leave without trying the signature Salted Caramel Iced coffee, which consists of 24-hour cold brewed coffee sweetened with deep caramel and topped with sea salt infused foam…it’s even better than it sounds! With surf and skate boards hanging around the shop and a team behind the counter and in the kitchen so nice we actually hit the spot up a little later for another coffee, this place is a must visit. Check out the drool-worthy menu HERE and peep their Facebook page HERE. Trust us, if you’re ever on the West side, you’ll be stoked on this spot!