Mango Six Café, the Seoul-based phenom with 130 cafes worldwide, opens its first location in the US in Los Angeles this week. The hip chic café at 3rd and Beverly features a self-serve yogurt bar, a counter for ordering signature sandwiches and other light dishes as well as juices and smoothie and shakes blends, coffee and espresso drinks, pastry and dessert case, and an open fridge case stocked with some of their most popular drink blends, fruit cups and other chilled delights.
At a recent preview prior to the cafe’s grand opening, a bevy of mom bloggers gathered to try out the fare and take a peek at the environs of this new hot spot to nosh. The chef and operators were present to express their enthusiasm about being the first Mango Six in the States and their expectations of success and expansion in Los Angeles and beyond.
The company was attracted to the LA and the 3rd Street corridor for its fashionable, health conscious, and multi-cultural demographic. “The location chose itself,” explained the chef. Inside, the atmosphere is upscale casual — stylish yet exuding a warm ambiance. Perhaps the stuffed monkey dolls and the sunglass-wearing chimp mascot adorning the signage helps to keep the attitude in check. From décor to service, the Mango Six brand operates on a half dozen principles, contributing to its “six” namesake:
Sensual – A stylish and comfortable environment.
Slim – Natural mangoes and organic frozen yogurt, embracing a natural, healthy lifestyle.
Sweet – Mango juice, organic frozen yogurt, mango and coconut spoon juice, fruit juice with lemonade introduce a naturally sweet new world.
Sexy – Everything is made with a healthy, organic passion.
Social – The perfect place to meet, relax and enjoy time with friends.
Style – A modern, fresh combination of nature and city life.
As the mom bloggers at the recent opening event gathered at tables outside the café under the trellis, or sat on stools watching the sidewalk traffic outside the large windows overlooking Third Street or socialized at tables while sipping fresh fruit concoctions and decadent pastries, it seemed clear Mango Six had hit is mark with the crowd.
Listening as the chef recounted to the group the six brand principles, one of the mom bloggers stopped him mid-sentence.