Have a magical day and drop into Nimbus Coffee in downtown LA to experience a
Harry Potter Inspired adventure.
Coffee and tea selections abound as well as magical elixirs cleverly concocted to enhance your enjoyment such as Giggle Waters in various flavors – Strawberry Veritas, Blueberry Polyjuice and Watermelon Wesley.
Get your giggle water to enjoy inside the café. The magic potion is poured in a whimsical glass with a stunning rose gold swizzle stick wand. Stir the contents of the drink and like magic, the infused flavors will magically come together to a brilliant hue! You are a true potion master.
Baristas are friendly and adept at conjuring up your drink selections from the matcha latte (ask to make it with almond milk), shakes (like red velvet or the plant-based mock shake) or cappuccino with precision and creativity.
Currently, an extensive assortment of delicious pastries are offered on display in their glass case. Unfortunately, there are no gluten offerings as of this post.
The eclectic décor and comfortable seating arrangements all come together and add to the charm of your adventure. You will be surrounded by wands, books and Harry Potter quotes like “levizzle” in purple-pink neon as well as a twist on words “Fantastic Treats and Where to Find them” stuck to the front of travel trunks. Adding to the fun are portraits of iconic actors and musicians such as Morgan Freeman as Dumbledore and Prince as the Half-Blood Prince.
Location: 1115 Hope Street LA 90015
Hours: Tuesday-Friday 7-6pm, Saturday and Sunday 8-4pm
Seating: Counter high-top outdoor seating and inside seating available
Parking: Metered or in the paid parking structure. Enter through alley off W. 11th St.
WiFi: Yes, Look for the themed password sign “wingardiumleviosa.”
Giggle Waters, Indoor Seating Area with Moving Pictures, Neon Sign
Top: LOFT Petite Floral Ruffle Peplum Shell, Sizing Starts in Petite XXS. Now 40% off! Use Code: FUNFUNFUN. Sale code ends Sunday August 18th at 1:59pm in California. I love the small flowers giving mini pops of color to the black peplum top. Dress it up for work with a blazer or wear it to coffee on the weekend with jeans.
Hat: Brixton Felted Wool Fedora in Lilac. This hat comes in different sizes starting in X-Small. This may not be a wizard’s hat but the lilac color with the grosgrain ribbon band adds a magical touch to this look.
Enjoy a magical summer and journey through Universal Studios to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter-the immersive Harry Potter themed land. Be adventurous as you enter the towering castle gates down familiar passageways and corridors of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Dumbledore’s Office, the Defense Against the Dark Arts classroom, the Gryffindor common room and much more.
A thrilling adventure awaits you as you soar above the castle grounds with Harry Potter and his friends as you encounter magical creatures. This amazing attraction has state of the art technology that will fulfill your wizard dreams!
Tickets: Buy Online early and save , A Park admission includes access to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Dining within The Wizarding World of Harry Potter:
- Three Broomsticks™: Take a seat in this rustic tavern and have your fill of tasty British fare including ‘The Great Feast’, Fish & Chips, Shepherd’s Pie, and Fresh Vegetables. Some gluten free options include the Lemon Herb Roast Chicken Platter served with corn on the cob and roast potatoes, Roast Chicken Salad, Continental Breakfast (request no croissant or scone)
- Hog’s Head: pub in the back of Three Broomsticks™ serving Butterbeer™ and Pumpkin Juice™ and various drinks
- Magic Neep™ Cart: Fresh Fruit, cold beverages, bottled beers and snacks. Dairy Free Options here.
Overall, I appreciate how Universal Studios tries to make everyone’s visit enjoyable with their online dietary food guide. Options for gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan and dairy-free food are listed.
Early Park Admission (30 minutes before the theme park opens) for visits through 9/2/2019 gains you access to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter with vacation packages.
November 9th: Dressed to the 9 3/4 Day – Wizarding World of Harry Potter L.A. – Dress Up in a vintage style with a Harry Potter twist (similar to Dapper Day at Disneyland) and enjoy old-timey fun! See more info here.
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Broadway: This summer head out to Broadway for the biggest Harry Potter adventure of all for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (split into two part plays) which is a continuation of J.K. Rowling’s wizardry saga that begins 19 years later as Harry, Ron and Hermione begin a new adventure. The Lyric Theater has been totally transformed to immerse you in a live experience of epic duels and magical spells. Buy Tickets Online. See the cast listing here. James Synder’s BTS vlog here.
San Francisco: Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, a new play by Jack Thorne is coming to San Francisco’s Curran (445 Geary Street in San Francisco) beginning October 23, 2019. Tickets are now on sale for performances through May 17, 2020. Buy Tickets Online. See the cast listing here.
Note: This new play presents the eighth story in the Harry Potter series. Because of the epic nature of the story, it could not fit into the performance time of a traditional single play, and consequently will be told in two parts. You can buy tickets to see see one part without seeing the other.
“While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.”
A Harry Potter Capsule Collection by Pandora is coming!
Pandora will sell 12 new Harry Potter inspired products, including charms, bracelets, and pendants, both in-store and online starting Nov. 28, 2019 in partnership with Warner Brothers.
“Pandora designs, manufactures and markets hand-finished and contemporary jewelry made from high-quality materials at affordable prices.” Some Disney collections include the princesses, and Mickey and Minnie.
Alex and Ani
If you can’t wait to see Pandora’s collection you can look through Alex and Ani’s Harry Potter themed collection featuring bangles, necklaces, earrings and more for that magical friend or person in your life. Please click here to see the collection online.