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Frogtown’s Spoke Bicycle Cafe Adds Beer and Wine to the LA River Experience

The onetime coffee stop and tuneup shop gets an all-day makeover

Spoke Bicycle Cafe, Frogtown
Courtesy Spoke
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.

Frogtown’s shine continues with the reemergence of Spoke Bicycle Cafe. The once-quaint riverside outlet for coffee and a tune-up has become something much more, with a full lineup of beer and wine to complement an all-day menu.

As LA Weekly notes, the opening of the cafe space is happening today, under the direction of owners Laurie Winston and Rich Latronica. Laura Parsley-Gonzales is in as chef, following a stint at vegan Highland Park cafe Kitchen Mouse.

That means the food has a healthy-ish bent, with lunchtime bowls, a veggie burger, and morning tofu scramble. You’ll also find burgers, a full lineup of breakfast plates, plus coffee and drinks. The full daytime menu is below, and the restaurant plans to expand into full dinner hours in the coming weeks.

Don’t worry, friends of the L.A. River bike path: you can still get your wheels tuned up, too. The shop will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and you can even rent bikes for $10 an hour, with a discount for all-day riders. Otherwise, the cafe’s hours (for now) run Tuesday through Sunday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Spoke Bicycle Cafe
3050 N. Coolidge Ave.
Los Angeles, CA