Visiting this gem at the corner of 7th and Grand in Downtown LA has reminded me of all the adventure that really can exist in the city of angels. As a native of Los Angeles, I’ve taken for advantage – even underestimated – its greatest “hideaways” and most luxe downtown spots. Bottega Louie is no exception to the lengthy list of experiences to be had while on the west coast and WILL – BE – MISSED while traveling back to the east coast! The only way to describe this cafe-bistro-gelateria-candy parlor hybrid is to prompt any memories of your thrills as a kid in a Disneyland sweets shop, mixed with the more adolescent sweet tooth that you’ve acquired for fine desserts. Macaroons of every color, flavor, and number greet you as you step into this open and expansive space, begging you to accompany them with the closure of a cappuccino steamed to perfection.