The colorful, eclectic Eagle Rock shop Zweet Station is in the midst of a reimagining, as it will soon transform into a specialty coffee shop called Zweet Cafe. The 1,500 square foot Zweet Station has only been around for a few years, serving obscure soft drinks, bobas, and a wide array of snacks and sweets to the neighborhood.
But when the shop decided to close up a few weeks back, new owners stepped in with plans to transform the location. The consortium of new operators tells the Occidental Weekly that the idea now is to transition the space into a rustic cafe for nearby college kids to gather and collaborate.
Obviously coffee has become a major focal point for the transitioning neighborhood, as other local specialty coffee brands like Found Coffee have popped up nearby. Zweet hopes to succeed by differentiating itself from the pack, namely through serving Jones Coffee from Pasadena and keeping late night hours. They’ll also be offering sandwiches and more suitable cafe fare for anyone spending their time inside.
A plastic banner has been hung announcing the turnover, though no official date has been set for a reopening. Ownership says that will take time and money — potentially north of $100,000.