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Dinosaur Coffee, Now Helping Hipsters Roar to Life in Silver Lake

Dinosaur Coffee brings Four Barrel beans and plenty of room for laptops.

Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

Rejoice, coffee-addled evolutionists: Dinosaur Coffee is alive! The latest third-wave shop to hit the area has been undergoing plenty of friends and family soft-open business as of last week, but only truly started pulling shots for the whole neighborhood on Saturday morning.

As of Monday morning, the bright, blond-wood-everywhere'd space designed by MASS Architecture is fully operational, with hours running 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (though a 6 p.m. close time is likely later on). Beans come by way of San Francisco's Four Barrel Coffee roasters, with the usual assortment of specialty drinks available, from $3 drip to $5 mochas, with sodas, hot chocolates and pots of tea in between. Pastries are delivered daily by Farmshop.

Dinosaur is also showcasing a few different Nobu Nishigawara mugs, teapots, grinders and Chemex pourover systems for sale on their ample (though for now, still mostly empty) shelves. Seating is equally bountiful, thanks to a few cafe tables out front, a half-ring coffee bar towards the back and a run of long communal tables for getting work done - and yes, there is WiFi.

While at first blush, Dinosaur might seem to have set up in a rather conspicuous location, given its proximity almost dead-center between Caffe Vita, across from the Vista Theater in Los Feliz, and Silver Lake's own longtime Intelligentsia, there's no denying the area's coffee consumption. Add in free WiFi and a decent amount of street parking, and it looks like co-owner Ben Hantoot (aka the guy who came up with Cards Against Humanity) probably has a hit on his hands.

Dinosaur Coffee
4334 W. Sunset Blvd.
Silver Lake, CA 90029

Dinosaur Coffee

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