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LGBTQ-Focused Cuties Coffee Bar Opens Flagship Location in Los Angeles

The community-minded organization gets a new permanent home

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Cuties Coffee neon sign hangs on a brick building over a coffee shop.
Cuties Coffee Bar
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.

Cuties Coffee Bar has opened up its first brick and mortar location in Los Angeles. The long-running ad hoc community organization used to pop up for monthly coffee and conversation points called Queers, Coffee & Donuts, but now it’s gone full time with a location on Heliotrope, just off Melrose.

The Cuties space has been a long time coming. Organizers have been pulling together donations from events and crowdfunding campaigns to raise enough capital to get their coffee bar open, and now the storefront is in official service mode as of last week. Hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., with the usual slew of espresso and drip coffee from Counter Culture Coffee available.

More importantly, Cuties has become a safe space for all manner people within Los Angeles, particularly those within the gay, lesbian, bisexual, genderqueer, non-binary and trans communities. The space is meant to be a haven for discussion and the promotion of equality values — and, on particularly hard days, a spot just to come, and be. Look for future open Queers, Coffee & Donuts to be held on Heliotrope, hopefully for many years to come.

Cuties Coffee Bar
710 N. Heliotrope Drive
Los Angeles, CA