An itsy-bitsy teeny-weenie sliver of a Caffe Luxxe location opened yesterday at Brentwood Country Mart, where it looks extra adorable among the rustic western set. This third incarnation of the cafe dedicated to fine European coffee tradition and la bella tazza of espresso sits next to Sweet Rose Creamery, the owners of which serve Luxxe coffee at Huckleberry and Rustic Canyon. Hopefully, the two team up on a side-project, leaving room for Jeff Cerciello to add his two-cents. In addition to coffee, there is potential room for the cafe's sandwiches, almond crossaint, and pastries to creep in while the best sipping position here is clearly on the patio. With the recent additions of Sweet Rose and Luxxe and FarmShop coming around the corner, the options around here are surely improving on Reddi Chick.
Caffe Luxxe, Brentwood Country Mart, 225 26th St. Santa Monica. 310- 394-2222.