Mobile vendor Tactile Coffee had always hoped to take its truck-based operation into a permanent space. Well less than one year after brewing to the Downtown office working crowd, brothers Eric and Mike Yi are putting their roots down with a new lease on Beverly Boulevard in Rampart Village, east of Koreatown and north of Westlake.
The new location will share a building with the upcoming Vaka Burger in an industrial brick-lined space that will get revamped by architect Alan Lu. If all goes according to plan, the coffee shop should open in late fall of this year.
On the menu will be the same set of core Counter Culture espresso drinks with their housemade syrups, but with the addition of non-coffee beverages and light food options like locally baked bread with preserves, porridge, poached eggs, and sandwiches. They seem to take a more elevated approach to modern coffee beverages: the mocha gets a dash of sea salt while the chai uses cold-brewed black tea and fresh ground spices.
Can’t wait for the brick and mortar? Tactile is still swinging in the Fashion District at Towne Ave and 10th. Check Facebook for current hours.