342 S. La Brea Ave · Los Angeles, CA 90068 · West Hollywood, CA
As with any independently owned business owner, it always starts with a dream. For Cassandra Troy Walker, owner of Clover, a newly opened cold pressed juice bar on LaBrea in West Hollywood, it was time for her to make that dream a reality.
Recently leaving her career in fashion sales, Cassandra teamed up with hospitality group, Cardiff Giant and Beau Laughlin (The Hudson, The Churchhill) to provide a space for locally sourced health and wellness foods “all under one roof.” The bright and airy boutique juice bar/café will provide everything from kombucha shots on tap, made-to-order smoothies, vegan and gluten free sandwiches and baked goods.
Ever thought of doing a juice cleanse but didn’t quite know how? They have that too. You can stock up for a 1, 3 or 5 day juice cleanse and give your bod a healthy “oil change.”
Cassandra told me that Clover is her first business, and it was important for her to involve the neighboring community. The art on the wall is from Lab Art located just up the street on LaBrea and the wood furniture is from the local design firm, Croft House. Flore Organic Vegan,based in Silver Lake provides grab-and-go cold wraps and salads and there will also be sandwiches by chef Bruce Kalman from Churchhill as well.
Charm City Cakes‘ baker Lauren Lobley and her Delectable You brand provide treats that are both gluten free and vegan. “Most people don’t think of vegan food as actually tasting good. I want to dispel that myth” she explains. Although she doesn’t tout her juice bar as being strictly “gluten free”, she wanted to provide alternatives in the beverages and food options for those more health conscious.
I wanted to try their signature drink, The Clover, a concoction of kale, cucumber, celery, spinach, pear, cilantro, mint and lime. Their second day of being open, it was already sold out. Never fear, the fresh juices are re-stocked from their offsite giant cold press, tri-weekly.
Connected to the Moksha Yoga studio next door and just down the street from the Hollywood CrossFit gym, I expect these cold pressed juices to be flying off the shelf with body smart yogis, health nuts and foodies so close by.
Based on the barista’s recommendation, I ordered a Mint Chocolate Sip made with chocolate protein powder, raw cocoa powder and nibs, banana, vanilla soy milk and peppermint oil. As a chocolate lover and a fan of all things minty — this was a really tasty, refreshing morning treat that I can foresee becoming a regular thing for me.
The space is meant to “encourage a healthier lifestyle” and make “high quality juicing accessible to everyone” according to the company’s mission statement on their website.
For selfish personal reasons, I’m stoked that they are located in my neighborhood. Hooray for local gems!
BYB Tip: Opening week all in-store cleanse purchases are 25% off!
Plus – Stumptown cold brews and single drip coffees available as stand alone or infused in your shake!