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Groundwork Coffee Just Gorgeously Restored One of LA’s First Train Depots

Inside the stunning turn for a 125-year-old building

Inside the North Hollywood Train Depot
Groundwork Coffee
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.

Well would you look at this beauty. Local coffee company Groundwork Coffee has gone ahead and completely redone the inside of the 125-year-old North Hollywood train depot, making for one of the most stunning coffee shops not just in Los Angeles, but anywhere.

As you can see from the photos the original charm of the place has been largely restored by the company, from the iron and brass detail work to the roof, windows, and wood floors. The result is an absolutely gorgeous place to get a morning cup of organic coffee from one of the longest-running roasteries in Los Angeles.

The totally reborn North Hollywood train depot actually dates to around 1890, but has been given a second chance with its soft opening as of yesterday. The plan, says Groundwork, is to keep the registered Historic Landmark Building intact while allowing it to be functional for those dining in or commuters just grabbing something quick and moving on. There will be a full food menu, including pastries from their Venice Beach bakery, as well as the usual coffee options using beans roasted just blocks away.

The Chandler Boulevard Groundwork Coffee location only opened yesterday, and is keeping daily hours now from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., though the kitchen itself closes at 5 p.m.

Groundwork Coffee at the NoHo Train Depot
11275 Chandler Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA