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Wake Up And Drink This: Lamill's Coffee and a Jelly Donut

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It arrives with the layers visible (left) and then you stir and drink (right). Photo by Lindsay William-Ross/LAistPut down that Krispy Kreme and that plain old cup of joe. One of the craziest--and tastiest--coffee beverages can be had at Silver Lake's Lamill coffee boutique: Coffee and a Jelly Donut.

Although we've been to Lamill before, we'd not sampled any of their indulgent specialty espresso drinks. It was actually a segment of a Huell Howser show that made this particular beverage a must have; a Lamill barista explained how they soak glazed donuts in milk to extract the sweetness and infuse the liquid with the delicious and familiar taste of the favorite doughy treat, then put a base of strawberry jelly in a 3-ounce cup then layer on the infused milk and espresso. It comes served on a little pedestal; stir to blend the layers, and...mmmm, yes!

This unique coffee treat isn't the kind of morning brew you'll want to imbibe every morning before work, but if you can spend $5 on a tiny cup of goodness and have some time to relax inside the cafe it will be well worth it. It's small, but rich, and tastes precisely like you've dipped your jelly donut inside a premium cup of coffee. It's probably more forgiving on your waistline than an actual donut habit, but, just in case, you can always head up the street and take a lap or two around the Silver Lake Reservoir's new jogging path.