Caffe Concerto (Koreatown, Los Angeles, LA)
Having acquired a taste for macarons, I now find it a must to try macarons in cities I visit. I'm still searching for one that compares to those of Laduree, but I'm convinced it's impossible to beat their flavor, mouthfeel, and packaging. Either way, I continue looking...
I was recommended this cute, picturesque cafe that looks like a setting in an Asian drama by my cousin. Inside and out, Caffe Concerto is a cozy cafe that feels a bit like a royal cottage. For sweets, I only had their macarons (though quite a few of them), and I would say they are an overall 3/5. The flavors of the macarons were lacking since their centers all tasted like a milk filling, which was a bland. Their specialty half and half flavors are quite interesting and inventive, but the flavor itself just wasn't that impressive. I was rather impressed by the mouthfeel, since the macarons were actually a good amount of chewy in the center, and of course the presentation was a 5/5. The colors of the macarons and the box they came in were the best part! [Asian packaging is the best]
The service was great and the ambience of the cafe are also awesome, and of course, my Intelligentsia latte was great. If I ever had time, I'd probably come back to dine-in, relax, and have me some afternoon tea.
Rating: 3-3.5/5 for macarons, overall 4/5
610 S Serrano Ave.
Koreatown, Los Angeles, CA 90005
#: (213) 738-0909