I stopped by LAMILL in the new Four Seasons Hotel this afternoon for a hot drink and another specialty, beignets. The hand-cut triangles are indeed a treat, as well as the coffee.
The yeast pastries (three, $5) are served hot and are generously sprinkled with confectioners’ sugar—a little taste of New Orleans. A bonus is the dipping sauce: Macallan butterscotch, chocolate, or Meyer lemon curd (my choice).
With its window view of the harbor and sleek design, the shop is a relaxing place to take a break during the day. I had one of LAMILL’s single origin coffees, from Kenya this day, ($2.50-4.50).
I also took a couple sips of a fine masala chai milk tea ($5.-6). Other beverages include espresso, lattes, hot chocolate, and cold drinks like sparkling lemonade, chocolate milk, and organic iced tea.
In addition to the beignets, you can snack on “POP” pies, featuring a savory crust with a choice of filling ($7-11): crab, caramelized mushroom duxelles, or Nutella, chocolate, and sea salt.
There are buttered and griddled breakfast breads, too. This place is way too close to my office.