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Eater Houston: Ridiculously Cheerful Coffee Shop With Cult Following Pushes Kindness in Houston’s Montrose

La La Land Kind Cafe serves up matcha, teas, coffees, and plenty of compliments

Enter Montrose’s new La La Land Kind Café and you’re likely greeted with a boisterous welcome of cheers and a barrage of customized compliments from a group of smiling faces.

“I love your hair!”

“Your outfit is amazing!”

And when you finally pick up your coffee or tea, a stranger will also send you off with this reminder: “We love you.”

For people who don’t know the culture, it can be confusing or refreshing. For those who shy away from compliments, possibly disorienting. (A man sitting outside after grabbing his drink as ask a friend puzzled “Are they on drugs?”). But at La La Land, this is par for the course.

The coffee shop, which has a following of nearly 6 million on TikTok alone, has built a reputation on kindness in its outposts in California and Texas, and it’s bringing yet another opportunity to experience the warm fuzzies at its second location in Houston, befittingly in Montrose, a neighborhood in the city known for its colorful disposition and variety of dining options.

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