Boulon D’Amour Brings Barbie Dreamhouse Vibes to Pico-Union, Los Angeles

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Now that my kiddo is in a daycare and that I’m fully vaccinated, Girls on Food is slowly getting back into the swing of things! We will be bringing you more blog posts and social media content soon. It feels really good to be back. 🙂

Today, I searched up coffee & tea in the West Adams/Pico-Union neighborhood and my eyes feasted themselves upon a matcha latte in a champagne coupe, topped with a flower. I’ve seen matchas in LA on Instagram looking artsy but this stemware takes it to a new level, it’s “extra” if you will. I immediately decided to drive over to Boulon D’Amour, not looking into the aesthetics of the cafe at all, just purely off that lavish matcha image.

Boulon D’Amour

1798 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90007

The front part of the building is a classic brick exterior, and on the side features a beautiful floral, pink and black mural by Troy Scat.

When you walk inside though, you feel like this spot might be owned by Pinkalicious herself (my daughter is obsessed with that show!). Immediately to your left, there’s a pink wall with a bright pink neon light, shaped like a lightening bolt, which I’m sure has hosted many a photo session. At the counter, there is a pink espresso machine, I noticed fresh roses in vases everywhere and the subway tile backsplash even has pink grout. Now that’s commitment. To break up the pink, the brick wall has been maintained and there is a beautiful teal counter with a marble top.

There are plenty of options for coffee beverages, but I decided I wanted to stick with teas, since I knew I could get some cooler shots of them. I tasted the top 2 most Instagramable drinks and they were both as delicious as they were gorgeous:

The Mean Girl – An Iced Pink Chai

The Money Maker – An Iced Rose Matcha

For bites, there’s an array of scrumptious pastries to choose from, and the menu features toast options and even a Hot Cheetos topped Everything Bagel, with cream cheese for $6. It’s also worth noting that I saw multiple outlets, so if you need to do laptop work, this is a great spot.

Boulon D’Amour is a chic spot to catch up with the girls at but for Owner Chantel Khorsandi, her pink paradise goes a longer way than just the caffeinated bevs. On Saturdays, she collaborates with local female-owned small businesses and hosts pop-up shops with them. Past pop-ups include August Blooms, Bellaris and My Magic Mornings among other brands. Check out the Boulon D’Amour Instagram for more details.

I believe good things come to women who support other women and Chantel’s upcoming expansion into the Century City mall is living proof of that. So if you want to support a woman-owned cafe in Los Angeles, check out Boulon D’Amour. You’ll catch me there on my laptop soon!

Julianne

Actress and Founder of Girls on Food: I was born and raised in the suburbs of Sacramento, California. I grew up a typical “McDonald’s kid”. I was very picky about what I ate and refused to try new foods. No fun, I know. My Mom started taking me on trips to Europe when I was a teenager and that’s when my palate for finer foods began to develop. Some of my most memorable favorite meals include Veal Bolognese in Rome, Gyros in Athens, Paella in Lisbon and Duck L’Orange in Paris. While this helped me grow out of a fast food phase, I still eat out quite a bit. I know I should be at home cooking, but I love dining out. I started working in restaurants in various front of the house positions at age 15. Since my start, I’ve worked in every casual restaurant setting you can think of: a teriyaki stand, brewery, sushi nightclub, trendy Mexican, family-style Italian, American diner, pizza parlor and even a BLT themed food truck. I can't help but notice that many of the LA food bloggers don't have any sort of background working in a restaurant. A lot of my perspective on food and dining out comes from my years of experience in the biz. Since starting this blog, I have shot appearances on a couple of cooking competition shows as a taster (including MasterChef Junior and another upcoming show). We have also started producing a Youtube Channel. IMDb page here: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2023647/ For this site I contribute content from all over Los Angeles (and the world) to showcase my favorite fine-dining spots, steakhouses, exclusive supper clubs, Hollywood nightlife and our very own #GOFx events, which I plan and coordinate.

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