Bikini-clad baristas fill cups at Torrance coffeehouse
Here's a new way to compete against Starbucks. A coffeehouse in Torrance is trying to reel in customers with servers dressed in bikinis.
And Bikini Espresso isn't even located near the beach -- it's way out on Hawthorne Boulevard.
As one customer told the Daily Breeze, "I used to come to the old shop. I used to come because it's close. I may come for a different reason now."
More details from reporter Muhammed El-Hasan:
The South Bay's only drive-through bikini coffee shop opened Sunday, serving up lattes and cappuccinos made by young bikini-clad baristas.
Bikini Espresso, on Hawthorne Boulevard just south of 190th Street in Torrance, opened in the former location of Fox Hollow Coffee, a more conventional drive-through cafe that recently shut down.
"We're offering entertainment, coffee with a tease, if you will," said Gary Gillett, the store's managing partner.
-- Shelby Grad