Los Angeles Times: “Most café owners would be happy to combine impeccable coffee and food with stylish industrial design, but the cutting-edge new Mid-City coffeehouse Paper or Plastik is only one part of the Michelson family's grand artistic vislion.”
New York Times: “A dance studio with a coffee shop in front that’s become a gathering place for a neighborhood better known for auto body shops. The room has a muscular rawness — exposed wood trusses, tables with complicated metalwork. The beans are from Intelligentsia and Ecco; the baristas know how to baby the Synesso.”
Los Angeles Times: “This new wave of cafés -- Balconi Coffee, Cafecito Organico, the Coffee Commissary, CoffeeBar, Cognoscenti Coffee, Gelato Bar, and Paper or Plastik among them -- is dripping, steeping and pulling some very exotic flavors from these roasts and blends. The best cup of coffee you've ever had may be waiting for you in one of these cafes, a pleasure well beyond the usual desultory jolt of caffeine, one in which the complexity and depth of flavor in each sip are as memorable as in a glass of great wine.”
Mattatouille: “More than anything, relish the beautiful, peaceful space that’s a true urban oasis.”
Los Angeles Times: Culinary SOS features one of Chef Gary's recipes!
LA Weekly: “An area surrounded by auto body repair shops and a carpet store on busy Pico Boulevard two blocks east of Fairfax is not exactly where you might imagine a coffee shop. And not just your local coffee shop serving drip coffee and milk charged lattes, but a place where beans from Intelligentsia and Ecco Caffe go into individual cups of coffee brewed from v60's (pour-over-cones) and espresso flows from a respected Synesso machine.”
Los Angeles Times: “With coffee as its core, the Mid-City cafe aims to serve the community as an artistic center, providing an outlet for visual and tactile performing arts.”