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Alfred Coffee Brings More Specialty Brew to Silver Lake

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Let the party begin.

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.

Everyone knew it wouldn’t take long for Alfred Coffee to turn around the former Heywood Grilled Cheese space in Silver Lake, but just three weeks in it seems the team on site is already done! Now that’s moving fast.

Where once the room jutted out towards the street as a sort of glassy enclosure, now the store’s frontage is pulled way back, letting customers use the new indoor-outdoor space as a beautiful, if still small, front patio. Inside, flowery wallpaper and hanging light fixtures from Brendan Ravenhill Studio give the place a charming feel, while the whole counter has been lowered significantly so as to be ADA-compliant and give the baristas more access to the customers they’re serving.

In all, the place has been pretty seriously kitted out, particularly for the short notice, and is now draped in classier tones. Of course, there’s also a colorful pop of But First, Coffee neon signage that’s become something of an Alfred trademark, too.

The Alfred Coffee Silver Lake party officially kicks off tomorrow with a soft-opening bash featuring the Yeastie Boys bagel truck giving out free stuff, while baristas do the same inside. Of course, this is Alfred Coffee, so nothing is quite so simple as a latte or cappuccino: owner Josh Zad will have cold brews on offer (including a nitro version), on-tap kombucha, and more.

Alfred Coffee Silver Lake
3337 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA