Visit these coffee shop newcomers
Something’s brewing in Echo Park. Oakland-based coffee house Blue Bottle has nestled into the Eastside location, bringing its signature roasts and baked goods to yet another LA hood. Home to masterful pour overs, espressos, specialized roasts and fancy latte art, this ever-expanding coffee spot is no rookie. The exposed brick walls, industrial light fixtures, and picture-perfect coffee might just make for the perfect insta-worthy photo. Note: If you’re craving an iced coffee, get your caffeine fix with the highly coveted New Orleans cold brew.
Proof that coffee and cocktails go really well together, Melrose Umbrella Co. has expanded their cocktail bar to include a coffee program. Now open at 9am every day, the bar has started serving espresso, nitro cold brew, drip coffee, pressed juice, tea and tonics, and Farmshop pastries.
Shreebs has opened Downtown—but for how long they'll stay, no one is certain. The pop-up coffee shop, currently located in a shipping container in the Arts District, has previously set up shop in a backyard in Venice, a laundromat in Hollywood and other random locations throughout LA, serving locally-sourced, fresh roasted coffee to neighbors in need. Stop by for one of their unique cold brew lattes, like a choco chili latte made with dark chocolate, smoked chipotle chili and cane sugar.
You can call it PCP for short. The Paramount Coffee Project, an Australian-owned coffee shop, has brought flat tops and mezcal salmon salads to Fairfax. It's as suitable for brunch as it is for a quiet espresso, with a menu that includes pork shoulder and fried egg roti—and a Vegemite butterscotch shake. Yup, that's happening.
Café Demitasse: Two new Café Demitasse locations will be opening soon—one in mid-Wilshire in the next few weeks, and one in Hollywood in November.
Alfred: Technically, Alfred already opened in Silver Lake in late August, but quickly shuttered after a few weeks. They do plan to reopen, though, so keep an eye out for their, uh, second opening.