Over the last week, the topic of “coffee” has been more salient than usual in the Historic Core in Downtown LA. As many residents on Spring Street found out last Sunday, Starbucks will be replacing the Stereoline music store at 6th and Spring. And just a few days before that announcement, another cafe had just opened up at 7th and Spring called Tierra Mia Coffee. Altogether, there are a half dozen cafes along Spring Street from 4th to 7th (three blocks) forming a bona fide “Coffee Row,” including: Tierra Mia Coffee, Coffee Bar, Starbucks (coming soon), Syrup Desserts, Spring for Coffee, and Groundfloor Cafe.
With so much competition (more choices = good for the consumer), each cafe will have to stand out in their own way to attract a following of loyal coffee drinkers. Newcomer Tierra Mia Coffee, which replaced Night Toast, stands out with a Latino flavor, literally. Most of the beans are sourced from Latin American countries such as Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Colombia, and Peru. With four other locations in the Los Angeles area, their beans are roasted in their Pico Rivera location.
Tierra Mia Coffee offers their signature drinks including: Mocha Mexicano, Horchata Latte, Coco Loco Latte, Cubano con Leche, Horchata Frappe and Mojito Mint Tea Lemonade.
In addition to coffee, Tierra Mia also offers a diverse range of pastries (strawberry cheese danish, chocolate croissant, guava cheese), which are baked in their Huntington Park location and delivered fresh to their Downtown LA location.
Business hours are 6:30 am to 10 pm seven days a week.