Who is "Stella"?
Stella is our hopefully-in-the-future-to-be-adopted little Frenchie! We're a couple who are just living in a very small apartment so we can't really (with good conscience) have a dog just yet. The name Stella was one of the choices of names for our future daughter, but as the cafe has since become our little baby, we decided to merge the two and thus "Stella the Frenchie" was born!
Story of the Cafe
We bought a neglected cafe (Carthay Cafe) in an office building in 2018 and with some hard work, a lot of paint, and DIYs it has become a warm and welcoming gem in the neighborhood. Tucked between two office buildings and a public park on San Vicente Blvd, we serve mostly breakfast and lunch to a fast-paced clientele who often have only minutes to eat. This includes private nurses, doctors, and dentists who do not get long lunch breaks.
We offer delicious coffee, wraps, sandwiches, salads, and warm food. But most importantly - we offer a warm smile and some energy to get our guests through the rest of their day!
During COVID-19 we have taken to deliver groceries to our local community who are afraid to leave their houses. We have also taken the time to rewrite our story and started fresh as Stella Coffee (Aug 3, 2020).
We renovated yet again, tweaked and improved our menu and recipes, and put a lot of blood, sweat and tears (literally) into rebuilding this cafe.