The cannabis café by Lowell Farms is the first-ever marijuana restaurant to open in Southern California. The restaurant was opened on October 1st, 2019, and it is unique as the first cannabis restaurant in the city. The restaurant will not serve edibles, and the only cannabis consumed will be in the form of smoking or vaping. This will be allowed at the table.
The need to have a restaurant like Lowell Café was sparked by the desire to treat cannabis the same way as alcohol. It took Lowell farm four years to come up with the restaurant, and at first, it was meant for sale. It is now an open space where the public can interact freely while consuming cannabis. The business was further normalized by the approval by the West Hollywood Business License Commission.
The marijuana restaurant is managed by Chef Drummer, who is an expert and pioneer in both cannabis and culinary industries. Drummer has been a marijuana advocate for a long time. She is an author and a former private chef for Wiz Khalifa, Chelsea Handler and Miguel. She will also be designing the menu meant to complement the consumption of cannabis.
Drummer has become the heart of the marijuana restaurant. She has used her experience to come up with a unique menu that has complemented the consumption of cannabis. Her goal is to join the flavor dots between food and cannabis. The café will not serve any alcoholic beverages or cocktails because it is prohibited by the California law. The dishes served in the café will not include THC-infused items and cannabidiols (CBD).
Cannabis café will also be treating its guests with Tableside Flower Service. This service provides guests with a unique experience as they consume marijuana. The restaurant will also guide the visitors through the menu. They will also be explaining to them the various strains of cannabis and their origins. Guests will also have an opportunity to enjoy marijuana from specialized dabs to bongs.
Lowell Farms is also partnering with Jonnie and Mark Houston Hospitality, who are famous for creating an arousing nightlife experience. The two brothers will transform the café with curating ambiance and aesthetics. This restaurant will be the pillar of Los Angeles nightlife. Lowell Café will also be hosting entertainment events such as comedy specials and movie premiere.
The café has also set aside a lounge where revelers can eat while consuming cannabis. The menu created by chef Drummer will include a fried chicken sandwich, heirloom tomatoes and toasted walnut. The marijuana restaurant will also serve dessert for people who have a craving for sugar after smoking. The desserts will include ice cream sandwiches, caramel popcorns and chili almonds. The café also has mocktails that do not contain cannabis.
The marijuana restaurant has some set of rules that guests should adhere to when they are in the café. The café is open to all persons, but those under the age of 21 will not be allowed to enter the smoking zone. The café has non-smoking lounges that are open to everyone. Guests in the café must pay for marijuana by cash or debit cards. Credit cards are also accepted for drinks and for purchase. Diners can also make reservations and pets are not allowed on the premises.
Lowell Farms wants the café to be a safe place for smoking. They are also acting upon the complaints filed about smoke management. They have come up with ideas that will help to filter and purify the air as a safety precaution. The designated smoking areas will also have two patios facing the street.