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Beacon Brings Life Back to the Echo Park Lake Boathouse

A new vendor at the park means pastry and coffee once again

Avocado toast at Beacon in Echo Park
Beacon

Looks like a new vendor is all lined up at the boathouse alongside Echo Park Lake, as Beacon has taken over and is now serving a variety of dishes all day long.

The newcomer soft opened last week with coffee, tea, and pastry mostly, but chef Emmanuel Garcia has plans to expand into a more formalized breakfast and lunch menu as time goes on. They’re adding new items basically daily (including a new Spam and egg breakfast sandwich) and come spring and summertime will even look to grow as a dinner destination to boot.

It’s a smart move for owner Jason Espiritu, as the park has become a gathering place for locals, families, and a core set of Echo Park’s hip new movement. Add in the beautiful views of the water and Downtown beyond, and it seems a no-brainer that Beacon could succeed, something on the level of the much-lauded Winsome off Sunset Boulevard. Hours for the recently-opened Beacon are Monday through Sunday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., and the place even offers wifi.

Beacon
751 Echo Park Ave.
Los Angeles, CA

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