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Silver Lake Adds to the Aussie Cafe Invasion With New Roo Coffee

Brekkie and flat whites for all

More coffee coming to Silver Lake
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 is next up on the fast-moving Australian restaurant trend train, with the upcoming opening of Roo Coffee just off Sunset Boulevard. The newcomer is eyeballing a late January arrival filled with sunny Australian vibes and lots of coffee.

Roo Coffee takes over where the now-defunct Mornings Nights Cafe left off, next door to Pine & Crane on the open Sunset Triangle Plaza. That puts the newcomer just steps from Sunset Boulevard, in the shadow of the weekly farmers market, and within a stone’s throw to places like Kettle Black, Mh Zh, and Cliff’s Edge.

The plan with Roo is to focus on coffee up front, with beans from Counter Culture Coffee (another neighbor just across the way). There will be a tight collection of mostly morning food options as well, though right now ownership hasn’t formally firmed up a menu.

Speaking of which, Roo comes by way of Brisbane, Australia thanks to owners Elyse Goyen and Tom and Kate O’Connor. They run a creative studio there called Future Fantastic, and are expanding to Los Angeles, figuring to bring their coffee cafe ways along with them.

The former Mornings Nights in Silver Lake
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They’ll be in good company, with Australian-run Pollen coming in just down in Echo Park soon, and Little Ripper already up and running in Verdugo Village. That’s to say nothing of Little Ruby in Santa Monica, Great White in Venice, or the recently-revealed Ministry of Coffee in Westwood. It’s a good time to be enjoying the Aussie coffee lifestyle in Los Angeles right now.

Roo Coffee
1523 Griffith Park Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA