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Eagle Rock Is Emerging As One of LA’s Hottest Culinary Destinations

And the Four Cafe team is leading the charge

The Coffee Table
The former Coffee Table in Eagle Rock
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.

Once-sleepy Eagle Rock is starting to become an Eastside culinary powerhouse, thanks in no small part to the team behind long-running Four Cafe. Owners Corey and Michelle Wilton and partner Herb Gualpa have been snapping up a few different pieces of property along Colorado Boulevard lately, including the now-shuttered Coffee Table space.

That location was for two decades a casual cafe hang for locals, but is now being reimagined as Piencone Pizzeria, Creamery, and Pub, a spot for pizza and ice cream (hence the unique spelling) and a bar. The pies at Piencone will actually be cooked in a wood-fired oven, and the bar will offer a full lineup of of craft beer, wine, and booze. No word on an official opening, but it will take some time to flip the 20-year-old Coffee Table building.

Interestingly, this is not the first wood-fired restaurant the Wiltons are working on for Eagle Rock. Back in September word got around that the Four Cafe team was snatching up some different Colorado Boulevard space nearby, opening up a 70-seat restaurant to be called Ember & Peel. That building will also be home to some craft distillery action down the line as well.

As for elsewhere in Eagle Rock, the Connor’s Plumbing building on Eagle Rock Boulevard is flipping to a bar-arcade setup soon enough as well. Meanwhile, the folks behind redone diner Cindy’s in Eagle Rock have taken over an iconic restaurant up in Altadena, with plans to charm their way into a new neighborhood soon.