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The Coffee Table Ends Its 20-Year-Run in Eagle Rock This Sunday

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Increasing rents and slowing sales plagued the longstanding coffeehouse

The Coffee Table
The Coffee Table
Mona Holmes is a reporter for Eater Los Angeles and a regular contributor to KCRW radio. She has covered restaurants, dining, and food culture since 2016. In 2022, the James Beard Foundation nominated her for a Jonathan Gold Local Voice Award.

After 20 years, The Coffee Table in Eagle Rock serves their last coffee on Sunday, November 12. Owner Brett Schoenhals made the announcement for one of LA’s oldest coffeehouses on their Facebook page.

Citing rising rents and slowing sales, The Coffee Table is another casualty of LA’s expensive operating costs. This closure represents the end of an era for The Coffee Table. Long before Eagle Rock was a hot neighborhood, Zamarripa and Schoenhals established a comfortable cafe where locals gathered to write screenplays, study, or grab a bite to eat. The owners were also Silver Lake pioneers on a sleepy stretch of Rowena Avenue, long before Broome Street General Store opened their doors in 2011. The Coffee Table in Silver Lake was evicted after a 14-year-run by the Fifteen Group, an investment group that bought the property in 2011.

The Coffee Table’s statement on Facebook reads: