Summer Melonade Madness at Watt's Coffee House

Story and Photo by: Sheréa VéJauan

Entrance to Watts Coffee House

Most of us have had an opportunity to have a tasty cold glass of lemonade, but “Melonade”? That’s right “Melonade”! Great comedians like Jamie Foxx, Steve Harvey and many others know what it’s like to turn a joke into a profit. And so does founder of Watts Coffee House, Desiree Edwards.

Those famous combination candy cups of chocolate and peanut butter-- “Hey you put your chocolate in my peanut butter!”-- had a serendipity effect that became one of the most known and appreciated candies in the world. An "accident-turned-profit" may be said about the creation of “Melonade” which sounds like it’s on its way to becoming a phenomenon after speaking with Desiree.

"It all took place on a Tuesday morning," said Desiree. "Before opening, one of the employees decided to take a break and have some watermelon.  I joked  'You should have some of our World Famous Lemonade with that,'" Desiree said, laughing with the crew as they made a drink of the two. In amazement everyone was surprised of how delicious it tasted and from that day Melonade was born.

Yes, in the heart of Watts the fresh blended combination of watermelon juice and lemonade has arrived to soothe and cool our palates. Nothing could be more refreshing this summer! So in addition to the world famed Watts Towers, you can also add a stop at “Watts Coffee House” for a cold tall glass of “Melonade” to your itinerary.

Sheréa VéJauan is interning with the Expo Media Relations Department and is owner of Positive Relations Entertainment


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1827 E. 103rd Street (at Wilmington)
Los Angeles, CA 90002

(323) 249-4343



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