The short-lived saga of Auntie Em’s in Downtown left at least one space vacant, as the Eagle Rock transplant first took over one 5th Street address before shuffling to Two Bits Market (which has since become The Overflow wine bar). Now there’s a new tenant at that original address, carrying the name Lazy Brewing Company.
Despite the title this isn’t a craft beer operator, but rather an espresso-focused all-day coffee shop serving vegan doughnuts. The somewhat cluttered former restaurant space has been pulled back to the brickwork, with ownership there now serving a curated selection of cold brews, lattes, and drip coffees. Beans come by way of Suits and Knives, while doughnuts arrive daily from a baker nearby.
Otherwise the shop is rather sparkling clean and simple, with a variety of tables, benches, and couches to enjoy. There’s wifi too, for those in need. Weekday hours run 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays.
Lazy Brewing Company
116 E. 5th St.
Los Angeles, CA