The Boy & The Bear in Redondo Beach: Best Coffee Shop ....

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Many times, I have driven by this coffee shop and kept telling Diane we need to stop in, we were either late going or late coming back and we kept missing this place. Today I had business in Redondo Beach and it was early afternoon, normally I will not have a third cup of coffee, but today was a good day to stop.

Over the past twenty years I noticed that the Green Coffee Shops that were the symbol of being affluent, hip, cool and trendy have fallen to the way side. I am glad, because I consider myself a coffee snob. Most of you who know me I am a wine and Champaign snob too… but coffee snob primarily. Any time I see a new coffee establishment I must check it out and make my own judgement.

Now with that said, we pulled over today and had to check it out. I am a firm believer that, if you order a latte it tells a lot about the place as to how the establishment makes it and the quality of the product is a giveaway too.

We walked in and I saw a couple of huge bags of coffee beans, then I looked around and saw a coffee roasting machine. I was in coffee snob heaven, as I ordered my Latte, I knew this would be good. I watched the barista make it and I had to ask him a few questions: Do you roast your own coffee?  The answer was a resounding ‘Yes every Tuesday around seven am’, needless to say I would never be there, so I asked how does it smell? He laughed he said the whole neighborhood smells it because they have an exhaust fan that pushes it out.

This immediately brought back memories, when I was a child my father used to roast coffee beans every evening over the stove top to get rid of the “cooking smells”. The barista got a smile as I shared this story with him too. Keep in mind, he was in his 20’s seeing this old man reminisce about when he was a child and his dad roasting coffee beans. I asked if he could show me the beans and indeed he took a handful out and it was green, not as green as I remembered, but that was over 50+ years ago,😊).

So, if you are in Redondo Beach or nearby this is a must destination visit, provided you want good coffee. BTW this was one of the best and smoothest Latte I had in …well in a long time. BTW they are right next door to the NEV place I just wrote about. In case you missed it check out the link ( The Boy & The Bear in Redondo Beach )


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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Cool post on a fun spot. This reminds me of our quaint and memorably named spot; La Jolla's Brick & Bell


Mar 19, 2017 09:47 PM #1
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Thomas the coffee is not inexpensive but well worth it, next time I am near it not only will I buy the Latte but the whole beans and needless to say I am going on Tuesday to get the freshly roasted beans:))Endre

Mar 19, 2017 09:53 PM #2
Lauren Selinsky Broker CRS
California Coastal Estates - Aliso Viejo, CA
"Your California Real Estate Broker" TM #oclauren

I love it! Glad you two went in so you could share with us. :)

Lauren Selinsky

Mar 19, 2017 10:25 PM #3
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Lauren Selinsky Broker CRS  well worth the pit stop:))Endre

Mar 19, 2017 10:28 PM #4
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Very interesting Endre, I do enjoy a good coffee shop and this one does look fun.


Mar 19, 2017 11:56 PM #5
Nina Hollander
RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Hi Endre... what an interesting name for a coffee shop. I, too, am a coffee snob (actually more than a little of one) and always love testing out new coffee places. I've used sachets with fresh coffee beans for years in closets and pantries to keep the smell of such closed spaces fresh.

Mar 20, 2017 03:55 AM #6
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
Realty National - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I am so pleased that the success of this coffee shop doesn't require an S in its name as the first letter. Bet it was wonderful!

Mar 20, 2017 05:15 AM #7
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning again Endre. Well done. Now I am craving another cup of coffee.

Mar 20, 2017 08:30 AM #8
Patricia Feager
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Endre Barath, Jr. - This is a cool local story! I'm glad you stopped in and I can really appreciate a coffee snob. I especially liked how you related the story about your own history of coffee beans to the young man... I could just picture him grinning and laughing in delight. Here you are, a customer who just strolled into the place for the first time and you paid attention to the coffee beans, and you were interested in the product. It must have been a great day for you. Something tells me, this won't be the last time you stop there. 

Mar 21, 2017 12:13 AM #9
Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

Hi Endre -- I'm not a coffee aficionado nor wine/champagne for that matter but I do enjoy a good local story.   While I rarely drink coffee I do like the aroma -- this is definitely a great neighborhood perk(pun intended).   

Mar 22, 2017 09:05 AM #10
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