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LA Café’s Ryan Gosling-Inspired Lattes Are An Instagram Hit

If you're a latte, I'm a latte.

If you’re a latte, I’m a latte: Baristas at an LA coffee house have ditched their usual feather flourish, instead slapping Ryan Gosling’s beautiful mug on top of caffeinated brews.

Instagram, understandably, can’t get enough.

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Carerra Café has become famous for its clever and intricate coffee-topper designs, and blockbuster musical La La Land inspired the café’s latest creation.

Café owner Kia Illulian told Lonely Planet that, to reproduce the star’s mug, staff use a kind of laser printer. It takes any image and renders in it in high quality on the surface of a hot or iced latte. Genius.

Back in 2011, Gosling-inspired “sensitive movie guy” memes — where images of the actor were overlaid with feminist quotes — plagued the Internet. Carerra Café’s  beverage art pays tribute to the memes, Throwback Thursday style, with the amusing quotes featuring on some of the drinks.

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So, if you prefer to get your caffeine and Hollywood heartthrob fixes simultaneously, now you can.

How To Get There

  • Fly into LAX
  • Take LAX2 towards LAX to Union Station
  • Walk 900m to Wl Monte Busway
  • Take the 187 towards East: Montclair Transit Center to Huntington Drive and Magnolia Avene
  • Walk 1.9km
  • Carrera Cafe, 8251 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles

(Lead Image: @carerracafe / Instagram)