It's no coincidence that the name of this regal coffee bar abbreviates to R&D. Located in Hollywood's Columbia Square complex, Rubies + Diamonds focuses on new, experimental ways of preparing coffee and tea, like brewing with a Bkon vacuum machine that extracts more flavor from raw ingredients. The detailed menu lays everything out for you and includes a caffeine grade for each drink so you know just how much of a jolt to expect.
LAMILL co-founder Jean Shim went solo in 2015, debuting her fashionable coffee bar in Hollywood’s Columbia Square complex, in a space that features blue-grey and red walls lined with art and two elaborate chandeliers, including one crystal and another that resembles spaghetti. They promote BKON vacuum-processed RAIN technology for coffee and tea, and they have many nitro drinks. During simpler times, they offered a cascading nitro flight with cold brew coffee and three teas: matcha, ginger ale green, and hibiscus. Now creative beverages are simply available on a piecemeal basis, including cold-smoked chile mocha latte and hot rose vanilla latte. Food’s limited during the pandemic, though they still offer Elia’s oversized chocolate chip cookie, which the owner’s daughter makes.
How to order: Counter service is available, and they also provide online pickup and delivery.