Lowell Cafe

Eat, Drink and Smoke Cannabis

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Lowell Farms: A Cannabis Cafe is America’s first cannabis restaurant and lounge. We created the cafe because we believe there needs to be a destination for everyone to enjoy the consumption of cannabis in our community. Lowell Cafe is a welcoming space for those who are cannabis connoisseurs and those who are just canna-curious. Connoisseurs may enjoy a visit to our Dab Bar, while less experienced patrons can lean on our ‘Flower Hosts’ or budtenders to help guide their journey beyond the dispensary.

Cafe
Our cafe offers tourists and locals the opportunity to experience cannabis in a sociable, restaurant-style atmosphere. There hasn’t been anything like this in existence for over 100 years, dating back to pre-prohibition era cannabis tea pads. We’re excited to set the standard on what a US-based cannabis cafe is, and share this rare experience with our like-minded (and inquisitive) cannabis community.

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Our full campus will boast two outdoor patios, garden bar, indoor dining space and an abundance of outdoor options, encompassing 20,000+ sq. ft. Lowell Café’s groundbreaking space provides the perfect venue for any occasion: intimate dinners to extravagant soirees, brand activations, concerts, retail pop-ups and more. We work closely with our clients to create a unique and unforgettable experience for you and your guests.

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FAQs

Q Is this real? Is this legal?

Yes, we are real AND legal.
Lowell Farms: A Cannabis Cafe is the world’s first cannabis cafe serving farm fresh food, coffee, juice, and cannabis daily. It was a creative venture that started over three years ago with the idea to curate a more enjoyable and social alternative to stopping by a dispensary. We’re beyond proud to finally share our concept with the world. Everything was made possible by the City of West Hollywood and their vision for creating experiences and destinations that are welcoming for cannabis consumers. We’re grateful for the city and their continued support with developing the cafe. West Hollywood created eight cannabis consumption licenses and is working with the county and state of California on all legal logistics. We applied and were granted a license first out of over 300+ applicants, making Lowell Farms: A Cannabis Cafe the first business in the U.S. granted a fully legal cannabis consumption license. Thanks to the city’s hard work, we’re able to focus on the cafe’s experience and are excited to become part of the West Hollywood community. We hope that through this revolutionary and trailblazing journey, Lowell Cafe both honors and embodies this great city’s pioneering spirit for many years to come.

Q When are you opening?

October 1st, 2019.

Q Do I need a reservation?

No, although they are encouraged.

Q When can I make a reservation?

Reservations are now open! New availability for reservations go online at 10am everyday. Reservations can be made up to 30 days in advance.

Q Do you accept walk-ins?

A portion of our tables are set aside for walk-ins but there are no guarantees for wait time.

Q What do I bring?

A valid government issued photo I.D., such as a state-issued driver’s license or passport will be required upon your arrival to the cafe (the same requirements are needed upon visiting a Californian dispensary.)
Expired forms of identification will not be accepted. Cash is required for all cannabis purchases. Debit and credit cards will be accepted for food and drink orders at Lowell Cafe.

Q Is there an age requirement?

No one under the age of 21 is permitted within Lowell Cafe. Unfortunately, even if you have a medical card, the city does not allow us to admit anyone under the age of 21 onto our premises.

Q What are the hours?

Lowell Cafe’s hours of operation will be from 12pm-10pm daily.

Q Is Lowell Cafe a Dispensary?

Lowell Cafe is not a traditional dispensary. Lowell Cafe is a fresh concept blending a cafe and dispensary.

Q What products will you offer?

Lowell Cafe will offer its guests a range of high-quality cannabis flowers, vapes, pre-packaged edibles, concentrates and extracts.

Q Can I bring my own cannabis?

Guests are free to bring their own cannabis for an additional fee.

Q What's the difference between THC and CBD?

THC is the cannabinoid (aka the compound) in cannabis mainly responsible for the legendary “psychedelic high” experienced when consumed. CBD, on the other hand, is like THC’s more “reasonable” counterpart. One of several non-psychoactive cannabinoids, CBD provides numerous medicinal benefits such as pain relief, anti-inflammation and anti-anxiety, without ever compromising the consumer’s mental clarity and joie de vivre.

Q What are the effects and duration?

The sensations from cannabis are extremely broad and completely subjective. A person’s high can depend on a variety of factors; the quantity and type of product consumed, a strain’s genetic properties, its terpene profile, social and environmental circumstances, etc. Some of the most common effects from cannabis use include but aren’t limited to: euphoria, enhanced mood and creativity, soothing pain relief and powerful sedation. Again, these sensations may depend on the consumer and the specific cannabis consumed.
Smoking and/or vaping cannabis allows THC to reach the brain directly, thus providing an immediate emergence of the aforementioned effects. The duration of a high from smoking may span anywhere from 20 minutes to several hours, depending on the consumer’s tolerance level and prior experience.
Ingesting cannabis (such as edibles) is entirely different from other forms of consumption and may take up to 1-3 hours for the high to fully kick in. In this case, the onset time is delayed because the THC must first pass through the stomach and then the liver, where it's metabolized. This process converts THC to 11-hydroxy-THC creating a more intense high than from smoking the herb. These effects can last anywhere from 3-6+ hours depending on the individual’s tolerance, experience, biological chemistry and metabolism.

Q Understanding your tolerance.

Cannabis is a powerful herb with incredible healing properties, and it deserves major reverence when being consumed. There is such a thing as “overconsumption” when first experimenting with cannabis. Its yummy and therapeutic effects may turn into an unfavorable experience if the consumer overindulges. Which is why we highly recommend starting slow during your visit at Lowell Cafe. Our doting ‘Flower Hosts’ will patiently guide you along a personalized cannabis pilgrimage to understanding your own tolerance and relationship with this wonderful plant medicine. Besides, consuming cannabis is meant to be enjoyed, not rushed.

Q I've never consumed cannabis. What can I expect?

Sit back, relax and expect to be dazzled. The cannabis experience is distinctly individual and for those who haven’t consumed cannabis before, we’d like to reiterate the seriousness of starting “low and slow”. Meaning the lighter the dose, the better; especially for cannabis newbies. Your comfort and safety mean everything to us at Lowell Cafe. High CBD and low THC strains are also available for consumption, in addition to less potent vape cartridges for those just getting started. Allow yourself to reach new heights of enlightenment and utter relaxation while our knowledgeable ‘Flower Hosts’ take you on a unique journey through the numerous strains of our fresh seasonal harvest crops.

Q I can outsmoke anyone. Is this the place for me?

Absolutely! Our Lowell Cafe welcomes cannabis consumers of all kinds. As a canna-pro, you might prefer partaking in our sleek Dab Bar or puffing on several of our highly potent THC flowers during your stay. Lowell Cafe strives in providing an elevated experience for all cannabis aficionados. We promise this aromatic voyage will delight the senses of both newcomers and connoisseurs, alike.

Q Do I have to purchase or consume cannabis?

Lowell Cafe prides itself on total inclusivity and acceptance, above all. No judgement here if you don’t feel like consuming cannabis. Enjoy our beautiful cafe at your own pace. Flower and other cannabis goods will be available for purchase for those who wish to partake.

Q Will there only be Lowell products available?

No. Lowell Cafe will have additional cannabis brands that are in alignment with our company’s ethos available for purchase, as well.

Q Who is the Chef?

We’re honored to have celebrated Chef Andrea Drummer at the helm of Lowell Cafe. Chef Drummer has curated countless high end cannabis infused dishes since 2012 and has been named one of the top cannabis chefs in LA. She is the driving force behind Lowell Farms: A Cannabis Cafe, where she’s fashioned a unique menu of healthy, flavorful, non-infused dishes complementary to our cannabis offerings.
Follow her on Instagram @canna_queen71

Q What kind of food do you serve?

Chef Andrea Drummer has designed a menu to enhance your cannabis experience – which can heighten your sense of taste and smell. Utilizing local farmers markets inspires the menu to change seasonally.

Q Is the food infused with cannabis?

Due to current cannabis legislation, we do not offer any infused dishes at Lowell Cafe. However, there will be limited, pre-packaged, lab tested cannabis infused products available for purchase.

Q How often will your flower menu change?

Our craft cannabis menu changes daily based on the seasonal harvests available from our network of family farms.

Q How long can I sit at my table?

As the first of its kind, we hope to cater to as many cannabis lovers as we possibly can. Due to high demand, guests will have approximately 1.5 hours to decompress and immerse themselves fully in our cafe.

Q Am I allowed to take pictures inside?

Absolutely! In fact, we encourage it! We invite all of our guests to document and share their experience at Lowell Cafe. Don’t forget to tag us on Instagram @lowellcafe #lowellcafe

Q Are you pet-friendly?

We at Lowell love animals, but due to health code we don’t allow our furry friends to hang at our cafe; unless it’s a certified service animal. California law allows persons with disabilities to bring trained service dogs and psychiatric service dogs, but not emotional support animals, to all public places.

Q Getting home safely.

Please think of Lowell Cafe as another fabulous destination in West Hollywood. As a responsible adult you wouldn’t drive under the influence of alcohol after a day or night on the town, nor should you after visiting our iconic establishment. We strongly advise guests DO NOT operate any heavy machinery while under the influence of cannabis. Uber, Lyft or a good ol' fashioned designated driver is strongly advised for yours and everyone else’s safety.
Please consume responsibly.

Q Things to do in WeHo.

West Hollywood is a Mecca for culture, activism, delicious food and high-end fashion. Its glamorous history dates back to mid 20th century, when the city was best known for housing Hollywood’s most beloved starlets and entertainers from film. But the city is rich in history outside of Hollywood, too.
Many of WeHo’s previous and current residents have fought extremely hard to create a safe environment for the LGBTQIA community, including being named the first city in the United States to legalize same-sex partnerships.
West Hollywood is encompassed by many diverse attractions like prestigious art museums, incredible restaurants, world-famous retailers, and the notorious Sunset Strip. There’s definitely no shortage of entertainment this beautiful city has to offer. We recommend visiting https://www.visitwesthollywood.com/play/ for more information on the best things to do while staying in WeHo.

Q How does Lowell Cafe support Social Equity?

Lowell’s Social Equity and Reparative Justice Program gives special employment consideration to recently pardoned, non-violent cannabis offenders and offers a wide spectrum of resources to individuals hoping to enter the cannabis space at various levels. If you’re someone who’s been affected by unjust cannabis laws we want to hear from you. Please submit your resume and cover letter to jobs@lowellcafe.com

Q I want to host a private event.

Fantastic! We love parties! Please email events@lowellcafe.com for more information on having your private event at Lowell Farms: A Cannabis Cafe.

Q Who's behind Lowell Cafe?

Lowell Cafe has 11 partners and investors. We came together to put an end to cannabis prohibition and create a beautiful place where people could come celebrate and learn about cannabis. Our GM is Kevin Brady, formerly the Director of Restaurants at TAO Group. Our Executive Chef Andrea Drummer is an extraordinary and much-acclaimed culinary artist known for redefining cannabis infused cuisine. She has worked for Michelin-starred chefs and renowned restaurateurs, such as Neal Fraser and Thomas Keller.