Giorgi Porgi – Los Angeles, CA

Get ready to fall in love guys! I am so excited to be sharing Giorgi Porgi with you today. They’ve only been open for a few months, but they’re already the hippest coffee spot in LA. This was by far the best coffee experience I have ever had. If you’re in the LA area, check out this hidden gem in DTLA for yourself and be prepared to stay for a very long time.

Giorgi Porgi LA

Saturday in downtown LA was such a b*tch to find parking. We walked for a few minutes completely confused at where Girogi Porgi was actually located. Google maps said it should have been right in front of us. After some searching through Yelp, we figured out this place stumped a lot of people. We crossed the street and went up a block, and there it was! Finally!

Immediately we were greeted by the owner Giorgi who asked us a variety of questions. That’s her MO. Since all the coffee is Italian, she makes people’s drinks based on what American coffee drinks they like. Sweet or bitter, white or dark, iced or hot, etc. It’s pretty impressive and unique!

When you walk in, you can’t miss the huge moss covered wall which makes for an incredible scene and even better photos. There is one long bar top that extends all the way down to the end of the space. Already I had noticed a bunch of regular customers sitting at the bar and chatting away. The vibe was underground cool, like being invited to an exclusive club. Seriously, I’m not making this up.

Giorgi Porgi LA

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES

Giorgi Porgi LA

After snagging a bench by the moss covered wall (the entire bar area was completely full), that’s when I started to notice the beautifully designed space. There were no tables, only a single bar top with stools. It actually reminded me of a traditional bar that serves alcohol, which I think is what they were going for. Coffee bars like this are popular in Portugal and Italy. The entire space was concrete and like something out of sci fi novel. I had so much fun photographing this coffee shop. The light leaks through beautifully too, even with the small space and concrete design. This ended up being one of my most popular Instagram posts, so thank you Giorgi Porgi!

Giorgi Porgi LA

Giorgi Porgi LA

I got the ‘shakerato’, which is the owner’s Italian version of the latte. It was so delicious and I have no idea what was in it. It tasted like a more frothy and potent iced latte, and the espresso was absolutely everything I enjoy about Italian coffee; bold and balanced . It was so good that I ordered a second one and decided to stay for a while longer. By this time some bar seats opened up and we were able to snag some. We chatted with the barista for a bit about the owner and her vision for the place. Turns out, her and her husband completely designed everything themselves. They even etched out the lettering in their glass menu over the bar.

Giorgi Porgi Menu LA

Giorgi Porgi LA

Giorgi Porgi LA

Giorgi Porgi was super lively on a Saturday afternoon. They played house music and there was even some dancing and singing going on from Girogi herself. I remember looking at my friend Krystle and mouthing O-M-G. Out of all the coffee houses in LA, I really couldn’t believe that we had found this place. It was such a gem! About this time the owner started passing out some free donut samples, and we chatted a bit with the couple next to us. Most of the conversations were other people wanting to know what the other one got to drink. There isn’t a drink here that doesn’t look curious and inviting.

Giorgi Porgi LA

I had the most fun I’ve had at any coffee shop in a long time. The experience is well worth the DTLA struggle. I could take photos of this place all day long, and it’s so inspiring to think about the creativity that went in to creating Giorgi Porgi. It’s such a unique coffee shop and I will always remember my experience here. Definitely check this place out soon, as it’s bound to blow up and get crowded.

What’s your favorite part about Girogi Porgi? How do you like the minimal underground futuristic look? Have you guys ever seen anything similar? I would love to know! Leave me a comment below.

BRANDS

Girogi Porgi

51 Comments

  • 9 months ago

    I need to go here looks amazing! Those sunglasses are so stunning 🙂 http://www.bauchlefashion.com/2016/10/winter-fashion.html

    • Emily
      9 months ago

      Thanks Heather!

  • 9 months ago

    It looks like a great place! 🙂
    http://hairandvibes.blogspot.com

    • Emily
      9 months ago

      Thanks Priscilla! It was awesome.

  • Shauna
    9 months ago

    Wow, this looks amazing! I need to visit!

    Shauna

    http://www.lipglossandlace.net

    • Emily
      9 months ago

      Thanks Shauna!

  • 9 months ago

    First of all, wow, I love the minimalist design of the place and the moss covered wall is unique, don’t think I’ve seen another coffee place like that before. And I love the way you described the place, makes me want to go for a visit and love that the drinks are made after getting to know the customer’s preference. That is genius!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    • Emily
      9 months ago

      I LOVE the moss covered wall!! Like how did they even do that?! The owner is super friendly and her approach is totally genius. 😉

  • 9 months ago

    this place looks so cool!
    xoxo
    style frontier

    • Emily
      9 months ago

      Thank you!

  • 9 months ago

    Wow, I’m in love with the light fixtures!

    XoXo Noma

    • Emily
      9 months ago

      Thanks Noma!

  • 9 months ago

    I love how clean these pictures are, it looks like an amazing little spot! I am so glad to have found your lovely blog, it’s great to find new ones I like to read. Keep up the good work pretty gal! x

    adelelydia.blogspot.com

    • Emily
      9 months ago

      Oh thank you!! I’m so glad you like it. This coffee shop makes it really hard to take bad photos haha. 😉

  • 9 months ago

    This place looks absolutely amazing. If only I lived in LA I’d be there everyday!

    xo, Christina
    http://www.christinabeex3.com/

    • Emily
      9 months ago

      Same! I wish I could transport all the cool LA coffee shops. There are so many!

  • Kate
    9 months ago

    Wow, this place looks so original and cool! I love the look and sound of the drink you got too. x

    Kate Louise Blogs

    • Emily
      9 months ago

      Thanks Kate! The drink was so good, which made it all perfection!

  • 9 months ago

    Okay. Okay. The decor, the drinks! I’m in love already…

    • Emily
      9 months ago

      It’s so amazing isn’t it?! So glad I found this place. Definitely check it out if you’re ever in LA.

  • Gabrielle
    9 months ago

    Whaaaat?! This is one ridiculously stylish coffee shop! The fluid lighting is so unusual and I feel as though exposed stone walls should become compulsory for cafés everywhere 😉

    aglassofice.com
    x

    • Emily
      9 months ago

      Right?! Ridiculously stylish is a great way to describe it. I had so much trouble describing it. All I could muster was ‘so cool’ haha. Thanks Gabrielle!

  • 9 months ago

    I love that place!!
    xx
    Mónica Sors
    MES VOYAGES À PARIS
    NEW POST: MILITARY COAT AND MAXI DRESS

    • Emily
      9 months ago

      Thanks Monica!

  • 9 months ago

    How COOL is this space?! Love it- thanks for sharing this, babe!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

    • Emily
      9 months ago

      Haha it really is the coolest! Thanks Ashley!

  • 9 months ago

    Wow, this is the most unique coffee shop I’ve ever seen! I love the whole underground, futuristic concept, very current and reflective of our culture, so this was such a great thought out vision! The coffee must have really been delicious, Italian coffee is so good and for someone like me who loves it strong, I’d be curious to know how Giorgi would make it! Speaking of her, I think it’s fantastic that she asks all these questions, it gives her better clarity and direction for what her customers like, want, and what may not be too popular. I always love when I dine at a restaurant and the owner and/or chef comes over and greets me, it makes it more personal and shows they really care that you’re there! Thanks so much for sharing, beauty, and I hope you’re having the best week so far!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    http://www.thestylecontour.com

    • Emily
      9 months ago

      Thank you Jalisa! You always leave such thoughtful comments, and I love reading them! Giorgi herself is one of a kind, and I still can’t believe she created this whole thing! I mean, I consider myself creative, but she was like a hundred times more brilliant. I totally agree about the owner or chef greeting you. That’s usually my favorite part of a great experience!

  • 9 months ago

    Hello beautiful! What a super intersting place! Wow! Thanks a lot for your comment by the way 🙂 I followed you on instagram and would be happy to stay in touch both there and here 🙂
    Sending much love!
    Xx
    Rosa Larissa Klara
    conscious lifestyle of mine

    • Emily
      9 months ago

      Thank you Larissa!

  • 9 months ago

    Aww I was just in LA and would’ve loved to check this place out.. I guess I gotta go back soon!
    Love from Berlin,
    Charlotte Luisa | bycharlotteluisa.com

    • Emily
      9 months ago

      Yes! It’s a one of a kind experience. 😉

  • 9 months ago

    Okay, after seeing the interior it’s 100% clear that I MUST VISIT ASAP! This place is even more amazing than I imagined!

    • Emily
      9 months ago

      Right!? I felt so dumb trying to describe it to you ahaha. I really think the photos do it more justice. I hope you get to check it out!

  • Beautiful
    XO,
    Hadasah Love | http://www.styletolove.com

  • 9 months ago

    I’m highly obsessed w/ LA, everything they do is just… so much more innovative compared to other cities and countries (okay, NYC comes close but you get my point). This place looks and sounds awesome! I’m very picky with coffee cause I can’t really drink too much caffeine but I’d love to go here whenever I’m back in LA!

    • Emily
      9 months ago

      I totally get what you’re saying! I don’t think anyone says it, but let’s face it, LA and NY are just the places to be. I could totally live in NY. I think I would just love it! There’s always something new and trendy to do. Definitely check it out if you’re in LA! I think they serve a bunch of stuff and I’m sure if you told her that you can’t handle a lot of caffeine she could whip something up with less. 🙂

  • 9 months ago

    Next level coffee shop! This place is so stylish! Your blog is everything Coffee + Travel + Beauty and amazing pictures! Can’t ask for better.
    Have a great weekend.
    xx
    Aurelie | http://www.surface85.com

    • Emily
      9 months ago

      Oh thank you Aurelie! You’re too kind! Glad you enjoyed this coffee shop. Definitely next level!

  • kyna gem
    8 months ago

    I’M IN LOVE WITH YOUR AESTHETICS!!!!!! 🙂 EVERYTHING ABOUT YOUR BLOG AND YOU IS ABSOLUTELY AESTHETICALLY PLEASING!!!! <3

    http://www.kynagem.com

    • Emily
      8 months ago

      Thank you!!

  • 8 months ago

    Looks like such an amazing place. I love the minimalist futuristic design of the place. The owners are very creative with this design. Just so very cool! Your pics are amazing!

    Ann-Marie | http://facetocurls.com

    • Emily
      8 months ago

      Thank you Ann-Marie! The places was pretty amazing and totally unique!

  • hi Emily, very fab design this place!
    NEW REVIEW ON MY BLOG
    <<< tr3ndygirl fashion & beauty blogger >>>
    kisses

  • 8 months ago

    That looks like a cool spot! I should go there!

    Your daily inspiration and motivation on http://www.letucc.com

    • Emily
      8 months ago

      It’s amazing! Definitely visit if you have the chance.

  • 8 months ago

    This place looks so cool! The lattes look so nice xx

    Tamz | http://www.throughneweyesx.com

    • Emily
      8 months ago

      Thanks Tamsin! It was wonderful!

  • 8 months ago

    I bet the frustrating with the parking and getting lost was worth it once you finally found this gem of a joint. That shakerato sounds amazing and probably something I would order too. You seriously find the coolest places to visit with the best aesthetics! I need to do more of this around where I live!

    xoxo Rina
    http://www.andshedressed.com

    • Emily
      8 months ago

      Thanks Rina! We don’t have too many cool coffee places where I live, so I do have to travel quite a bit, bit it’s totally worth it! I am so glad you like the places I find. The Shakerato waaasss bomb. 🙂

Leave A Comment

Related Posts

%d bloggers like this: