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Alfred in the Alley, A Colorful New Coffee Spot Serving Nitro Cold Brew and Coffee Cones

Tucked into an alley off La Cienega, the newest Alfred Coffee outpost offers a contrast to the original.

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The Alfred Coffee takeover along Melrose is continuing unabated. After a successful start on Melrose Place (and with an upcoming Brentwood location on San Vicente), the latest outpost is lovingly dubbed Alfred in the Alley, open today.

Note the starkly different look from the usual Alfred aesthetic: this alleyway spot just off La Cienega is much, much bolder, with lots of black and white tile, gleaming gold-tinted counter space and a none-too-subtle neon sign promoting the benefits of an early cup of joe. Expect a mostly takeaway vibe though, with only a few stools inside and some alleyway seating outdoors.

On the coffee front, look for the usual blend of espresso drinks, though made this time around on a custom white La Marzocco. There will also be cold brew on tap (that’s with or without nitro, of course) and full 64 ounce growlers available to take home. Food comes by way of Beaming, the recent Brentwood superfood store, with a focus towards gluten-free and vegan standards. Though, it should be said: those chocolate-covered coffee cones are still available.

Hours for Alfred in the Alley should be plenty friendly for the early-to-work crowd, considering doors open at 6 a.m. seven days a week.

Alfred in the Alley
8509 Melrose Ave.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
6 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily