Opened quietly last week in a wide strip mall along Colorado Boulevard, Cafecito Organico brings the first real Third Wave of hipster-fied coffee to Eagle Rock. Sure there's been Swork for years, and a bevy of chainlets like Starbucks, but Cafecito is pulling shots via a manual level machine and roasting its own beans. The simply laid out interior has a homey, local feel while the menu boasts everything from cold brew, drip coffee, and cappuccinos. The setup isn't quite as polished as a Handsome, Stumptown, or Intelligentsia, but the denizens of Eagle Rock probably won't complain.
In addition to coffee, there's both iced and hot tea, chai, and some specialty drinks like the Cafecito, essentially an iced latte sweetened with agave. Pastries come from Oaxaca Bakery, while sandwiches and salads are in the works.
Cafecito Organico has experienced ups and downs the last couple of years, with expansions to Malibu, Costa Mesa, and service at Abbot Kinney's TOMS store. But shutters came to East Hollywood and Burbank. Still, in addition to the Eagle Rock location, there's yet another shop in the works at Anaheim Packing House. Hours run daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
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