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Did You Hear the One About the Barista Who Works in Her Bikini?*

Potential new hires from the employee pool? (Pun intended.) Photo by DeusXFlorida via Flickr
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Making the rounds in the news today is this freshly-brewed story of a new drive-through coffeehouse where the servers shun the more typical apron and khakis in favor of two very different pieces altogether: The bikini.Bikini Espresso on Hawthorne Blvd. in Torrance operates in the "in the former location of Fox Hollow Coffee, a more conventional drive-through cafe that recently shut down," explains the Daily Breeze. Patrons who liked the convenience of the old coffee place may be compelled to keep the drive-through on their regular route, perhaps more so because now the baristas are clad in bikinis.

Reaction to the new endeavor, which the owner says is "is family friendly with a 'beach theme' despite the titillation," has been mixed. The mostly male clientele don't seem to mind, and have reportedly been asking the servers to spend time with them off the clock, while some residents have intimated they'll be lodging formal complaints. For now, the owner of Bikini Espresso seems certain his business will do well: "Man needs a few things in life," he said. "Coffee? Maybe. Women? Definitely. And let's put it this way, man can live without coffee."

*Possible answers include: "Her cups runneth over" or "she was hot." There's surely more.