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Soylent Brings Its Futuristic Food Replacement to Pop-Up Cafe This Weekend

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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.

Who wants a heaping helping of Soylent this weekend? You can get just that at Coffiest Cafe, a limited-run pop-up happening right now in Downtown Los Angeles.

Coffiest opened today and plans to keep hours from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. all weekend long, where they’ll actually be giving away samples of the company’s signature meal replacement items. Among them is Coffiest, a new breakfast substitute that drops in caffeine and "400 plant-based calories" to get your morning motor running. Normally these things would retail for $3 a pop, but it’s a freebie this weekend, says the LA Times. Bonus points for it being "almost good" too!

If that’s not enough to entice you, consider also that the Soylent team will be on hand doling out free Soylent Bar samples as well. What the heck are in those? Stuff like Algal flour and isomaltulose, of course. But as the Soylent site shows, these shiny, vaguely yellow bars are meant to drop in nearly 13% of one’s daily nutritional needs in one package. And again, they’re entirely plant-based.

The Coffiest Cafe pop-up runs this weekend only at 2010 E. 7th Street in Downtown, with hours from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. You’ll also find rotating DJ sets, artwork, a custom arcade game, and more. The full flyer with details is below.

Coffiest Cafe
2010 E. 7th St.
Los Angeles, CA