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Alfred Coffee Plans Quick Turnaround For Heywood Grilled Cheese Space in Silver Lake

The chic coffee shop brand can't stop growing.

The former Heywood Grilled Cheese, Silver Lake
The former Heywood Grilled Cheese, Silver Lake
Farley Elliott
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.

Is there a hotter neighborhood for restaurants right now than Silver Lake? The hillside enclave already boasts beloved gems like Night + Market Song and Alimento, but — Black Hogg news notwithstanding — is still getting stronger, thanks to recent imports like the Trois Mec dudes.

And now the newest addition to the Silver Lake landscape will be Alfred Coffee. The boutique coffee retailer already enjoys locations from Brentwood to West Hollywood to (upcoming) Studio City, but owner Josh Zad says they’re certainly not done expanding yet.

Their new Silver Lake destination is heading right into the former Heywood Grilled Cheese space on Sunset Boulevard, which only recently closed up shop. It’s a great location for Silver Lake, and couldn’t come at a better time — the address is basically across the street from Night + Market and within eyesight of the Trois Mec guys’ latest upcoming project.

Crews are already on site at the shop, with plans for one seriously quick turnaround — Zad says Alfred Silver Lake will be ready by Monday, August 24. Most of the changes will be cosmetic, apparently, as the team drops the height of the former grilled cheese bar to be ADA-compliant, and pulls back the glassed-in indoor seating area that protrudes out from the door. They’re going to make the frontage flush with the door, and let the now-open space out towards the sidewalk work as patio seating, apparently.

Eventually, Alfred Coffee, Silver Lake Edition will rock daily 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. hours, with pastries from Farmshop and cold brew (including a nitro version) and kombucha on tap. And yes, NCIS: Los Angeles spec writers, there will be free WiFi.

Alfred Coffee Silver Lake
3337 1/2 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA