Paper or Plastik Cafe
We founded Paper or Plastik Cafe in 2010 as a family: Anya & Yasha Michelson, a husband-and-wife design team, along with our daughter, Marina, a filmmaker and actor. Over the last 10 years, we have proudly extended our family to include a fantastic team of baristas, servers, cooks, and dishwashers, and a community of regular customers.
Our mission is to sustain our customers not only with quality food and drink but also with culture and community all under one roof. We serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner, along with a selection of weekly specials that reflect the seasonality of California's abundant produce, as well as pastries from some of L.A.'s finest bakers, like Cake Monkey and Ludivine Bakery. Our coffee program is rooted in the third wave coffee ethos which strives to produce high-quality made-to-order coffee, with offerings including house-roasted single-origin beans, as well as a rotating selection from the country's best roasters. We also offer a curated wine list and a rotating selection of nearly two-dozen craft beers, all carefully selected from premiere California brewers, making Paper or Plastik Cafe a vibrant atmosphere that stays alive late into the evening.
Our coffee program is rooted in the third wave coffee ethos which strives to produce high-quality made-to-order coffee. All stages of production, from growing, harvesting, and processing, to roasting and brewing are carefully curated. Our offerings include house-roasted single-origin beans, as well as a rotating selection from the country's best roasters, include Black Oak Roasters, Coava, and Elm Roasters.
Our food program strives to honor the diversity of Los Angeles as well as our family's international background with a well-rounded, eclectic menu. We serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner, along with a selection of pastries and weekly specials that reflect the seasonality of California's abundant produce. Our menu emphasizes local products and purveyors, like produce from Coleman Farms, Kong Thao's Family Farm, and Koda Farms, Grist and Toll milled flours for handmade pasta and Standings Butchery meats. To complement our made-in-house menu, we work with excellent local bakeries, including Cake Monkey, Ludivine Bakery, and Bread Lounge.
Long a local landmark for signature coffee drinks and great food, Paper or Plastik Cafe also boasts a rotating selection of nearly two-dozen craft beers, all carefully selected from premier California brewers. Our menu features both on tap and bottled beers from up and down the coast that can't be found in most other LA venues. Our variety and commitment to seeking out exciting, new breweries set us apart. With our chef-driven evening menu focused on beer bite pairings like homemade pretzels and spicy black tofu, along with seasonal kitchen specials, Paper or Plastik Cafe stays alive late into the evening as a vibrant place to discover great craft beer.