There is seemingly no stopping Philz Coffee, the San Francisco-area import known for their caffeine prowess. The company moved into the Southland first with a location in Santa Monica, and has since expanded all over the city, including an existing location in Downtown. Now their newest stop in the Arts District threatens to further tip the scales in what has quickly become perhaps the city’s most caffeinated neighborhood.
Competing for space alongside Blue Bottle, Stumptown, Blacktop, Daily Dose, Groundworks, and lots of other small coffee operators, Philz hopes to brings something new to the equation. Rather than relying on espresso drinks or ultra-fancy single origin beans, Philz will compete by providing a fast, efficient model that relies more strongly on drip coffee alongside specialty options like mint mojito iced coffee.
According to DTLA Rising, the new site will spring up at 580 S. Alameda, right on the corner of the busy 6th and Alameda. A 1968-era warehouse there will be taken up in part by Philz, with the rest of the structure to be inhabited later. There’s on-site parking too, which should help ease those traffic concerns, and at some 2,250 square feet there should be plenty of room for laptop squads and grab-and-go drinkers alike.
Expect Philz Coffee’s new Arts District location not to open until next year. That’s not really a surprise, given the build-out that’s still necessary on site. Besides, Philz is busy with several other projects around town still, including the superstar new structure going in to Glendale across from the Americana, which will also house one of the city’s many forthcoming Shake Shacks.
Philz Coffee Arts District
580 S. Alameda
Los Angeles, CA