Cafecito Organico, Malibu, CA
Cafecito Orgánico, the coffee shop and roastery that began life as a farmers market stall and once operated out of a back room of Mama's Hot Tamales near MacArthur Park, is expanding. Not like a little expansion, but the kind of proliferation that makes you think everybody just needs access to higher levels of quality caffeine. Angel Orozco and Mitch Hale have partnered with designer John M. Sofio (the Beverly, Pink Taco Sunset) to open a third location in Point Dume Village on Heathercliff Road. The Malibu Cafecito Orgánico, conveniently located a few doors away from Paul Shoemaker's restaurant Savory, opened July 21. And not one, not two, but seven more Cafecito Organicos are opening in the next few months, in downtown L.A., Echo Park, Venice, Pasadena, Torrance and two in Orange County.