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.
|Venue name:||Blue Bottle in Echo Park||Contact:|
1712 W Sunset Blvd
|Opening hours:||Daily 7am-8pm|
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They don't have much to offer besides coffee, but their breakfast sandwich with chili was surprisingly tasty. It's not a very comfortable spot to hang out in for very long.
This definitely doesn't feel like a neighborhood spot—it's so large and white and clean that it feels impersonal in here. That being said, they definitely nailed the aesthetic they were going for, and the coffee and food on offer is always great. The no-wifi thing is kind of a dealbreaker for me, so I usually end up at other spots nearby instead.
Blue Bottle's outpost in Echo Park is a beauty, with honey-colored wood tables and chairs and an airy space. The line moved fast, everyone was super nice...but it still felt a little too precious and a little too sterile. It's not as warm and welcoming as, say, Eightfold down the street. I like how there are a lot of seating options, though - communal tables, single tables, stadium seats that let you survey the clientele as you sip your coffee.
Like an addict, I ended up here because I needed a caffeine fix and all the other coffeeshops in the Echo Park area didn't seem to be open yet. The coffee was good and the line moved quickly. Typically, I like to go to non-chain coffeeshops in the area but this one is pretty big inside so seating wasn't difficult compared to other places. The minimalistic decor makes you feel like you're inside some architect's home. Good coffee, seating, ambiance, but less homey than some of the neighboring spots.