It seems rather strange that the Grand Central Market in Downtown Los Angeles is a Dessert Desert. I visited the foodie mecca twice last week and noticed that the entire place is missing a good piece of chocolate cake, caramel apples, soft serve ice cream dipped in chocolate, ice cream sundaes, banana splits, and mile-high apple pies. As a matter of fact, there is not one place that serves a good Root Beer Float or cream soda. Having seen vintage photos of the Grand Central Market back in the 1930s and 1940s, it makes me wonder why the good old American Soda Fountain establishments have not returned. Hmmm, I guess I’ll continue to scratch my head in bewilderment while I drink the almost $8 Coffee Milkshake from the guys at Glanville & Babinski Coffee aka G&B Coffee. The one thing that has not changed….finding a good cup of coffee at the Grand Central Market .
Properly called the G&B Coffee Milkshake according to the chalkboard menu, this caffeine-potent concoction kept me on a caffeine-high for about four days. Don’t get me wrong, it was well worth it to stay up late to watch Jimmy Kimmel Live. If you’re a coffee fanatic like me, you’ll find that it’s worth every dime to purchase this milkshake too.
Made with Ethiopian coffee beans roasted by Heart Coffee Roasters from Portland, Oregon, this milkshake contained every nuance of a typical Ethiopian coffee bean. Imagine smelling the aromas of a wet flower pot filled with colorful Gerbera Daisies. Blended with a few scoops of vanilla ice cream, this Ethiopian coffee morphs into a velvety, rich, creamy yet earthy frozen treat. I truly enjoyed every sip of this grown-up version of a milkshake.