To get the job, first you have to look the part.
Alfred Coffee & Kitchen, a little cafe that opened on Melrose Place Jan. 30, is doing its very best to fit in with high-fashion neighbors like Monique Lhuillier, Vince and Carolina Herrera. The coffee shop posted photos on Facebook and Instagram of their employees' uniforms: threads from fashion house Rag & Bone.
The expensive clothes (a flannel button-down shirt from Rag & Bone costs $350) are a far cry from the usual aproned get-up at other cafes.
But Alfred Coffee & Kitchen isn't the only Los Angeles spot with nattily-dressed employees. The dudes at Coffee Commissary on Fairfax Avenue rock suspenders, bow-ties and sharp hats, while workers at The Larder all sport gray wool newsboy caps.
But we digress. Here's the most important thing to know about Alfred Coffee & Kitchen: they serve Stumptown Coffee and decadent pastries like apple fantes, sour cherry and chocolate scones and mini apricot danishes.