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Silver Lake’s Breakfast-Heavy Bardonna Closes Quietly Along Sunset

The funky space has trouble keeping tenants

Bardonna, Silver Lake
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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.

Silver Lake coffee and breakfast spot Bardonna is no more. The Sunset Boulevard address has been quietly on the market for a minute now, and owner Joshua Pourgol decided last week to officially pull the plug.

Bardonna’s quiet end along Sunset Boulevard only underscores that space’s inability to hold on to a long-term tenant. Prior to Pourgol’s place the storefront was a sandwich shop called Picnic, and before that it was an outlet of West Hollywood restaurant Foodlab. Now it’s up for lease again, but with even more competition nearby thanks to names like Frankielucy Bakeshop, newcomer Sweetfin, and a still under-construction Smitten Ice Cream — to say nothing of Night + Market Song up the street.

Pourgol tells Eater that Bardonna isn’t leaving the area behind entirely. The brand is still strong across Los Angeles overall — there are Bardonna outlets in Downtown, Larchmont, and beyond — and if all goes well the company should be able to lock in and open up a different location on the Eastside instead. The plan is to drop something into Los Feliz in the coming months, not far from Bardonna’s sister concept Tacos tu Madre, but for now locals needing a coffee and breakfast fix will need to happily head to any of the other specialty shops (including Maru, Go Get Em Tiger, Dinosaur Coffee, and HomeState) around.