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

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

Carerra Cafe Ryan Gosling 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.

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

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(Lead Image: @carerracafe / Instagram) 

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