After several years learning how to roast and brew great coffee, Shallom and Jilla launched America's first exclusively organic, heirloom coffee roasting company. They named it "Urth Caffé" because Urth is an old Welsh root spelling of Earth and Caffé is Italian for coffee. The couple wanted a name that embodied the natural richness of the earth and delicious organic, heirloom coffee. They were also importing and hand blending fine organic teas, so "Exclusively Organic Coffees & Fine Teas" was added to Urth Caffé's coffee cup logo
Today Urth Caffé works directly with many exclusive sources in Africa, Japan, and South America—producing heirloom, organic, award-winning coffees roasted locally at Urth Caffé's Hawthorne coffee-roasting facility, commissary and bakery.
Urth has also become known for pioneering healthy cuisine and bakery products by using the finest organic, sustainable, and local ingredients, many of which are delivered straight from the farm to the cafés each day.
Urth Caffé is a European-style café that offers its exclusive organic, heirloom coffees, fine teas, exquisite desserts, and health-conscious food.
Each branch is an oasis in the community offering guests beautiful and inspiring environments to meet and enjoy life together. Our signature branch design utilizes beautiful natural materials such as unique pieces of stone, wood, glass and hand-painted tiles – creating an incredible atmosphere and comfortable place for the community to meet.
Urth Caffé has nine iconic US locations:
Health Conscious Cuisine
Urth Caffé has an extensive café menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner that emphasizes the highest quality, sustainable, farm-fresh, and organic ingredients, many of which are delivered straight from the farm to our cafés each day. A salad at Urth Caffé can be made of organic mixed greens picked just the day before! Our egg dishes are prepared with farm-fresh sunshine yolk eggs from cage-free, vegetarian-fed chickens.
Ancient grain bread, pastries, cakes and exquisite desserts are baked fresh in-house seven days a week. The Urth Caffé bakery offers the highest standards of European quality and purity. Our pastry chefs and bakers use only family farm fresh eggs, imported European butter and ancient grains for our exquisite breads and desserts that fits the whole spectrum of healthy diets from the strictest vegan and gluten-free, to pure decadence using real sugar and butter. Urth bakery offers unsurpassed quality, freshness, and purity.
Celebrities & Press
Urth Caffé is a Los Angeles institution and a well-known celebrity hang out spot. Urth Caffé has been featured multiple times per season on HBO's "Entourage" and "Ballers" TV series. Celebrity sightings of Kylie Jenner, Miley Cyrus, Paul McCartney, The Jonas Brothers, Katy Perry, Kayne West, The Kardashians, Robert Downey Jr., Jessica Alba, Jake Gyllenhaal and many, many others have been well documented by the press and TMZ.
Urth Caffé brand has enjoyed both local & national press
— "The chain beloved by celebrities like Miley Cyrus and Kylie Jenner" – The Business Insider 2020
— New York Times sited Urth Caffé "Five Places to Visit in Beverly Hills" – 2019
— Featured on Travel Channel new airport dining show "Nom Voyage!" – 2018
— Los Angeles Magazine named Urth Caffé "Best Coffee Café" – 2005
— New York Times named Urth Caffé "Best Star Spotting in Los Angeles" -2002
Internationally, Urth Caffé has two locations in Tokyo that specialize in the locally grown teas. On the other side of the planet, Riyadh has just opened a world-class, two-story café that is the first to serve exclusively heirloom, organic coffees in the Gulf Coast Countries. Guests watch as delicious foods, breads and pastries are prepared from scratch on-site each day in the bakery and kitchen.
The Urth Caffé Brand enjoys an international presence:
— Urth Caffé and Bar LAX Terminal One – Southwest Airlines since 2018
— Featured on Travel Channel show "Nom Voyage!" 2018
— Catered LAX Terminal One Grand Opening Ceremonies with Mayor Eric Garcetti
— International Urth Caffé Licenses in Japan, Dubai and Saudi Arabia
— Urth Caffé Japan since 2004 – seven branches in and around Tokyo with two new Urth Caffé branches in Osaka 2019
— Urth Caffé Gulf Coast Countries since 2017 – five Urth branches in Saudi Arabia, one Urth branch in Dubai, UAE, with two new Urth Caffé branches opening in 2020