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Destroyer Vet Aims for Echo Park With Spiffy New Small Plates Coffee Bar

Triniti will open soon with “competition-level” coffee and food

Triniti, Echo Park
Farley Elliott
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.

Echo Park’s emerging dominance as an Eastside dining force continues apace today, with news of a new high-end coffee and small plates restaurant called Triniti landing along Sunset Boulevard. The space is still under some heavy construction, but has been doing a sort of small-time pop-up from the otherwise plywood-covered front for the past few weeks.

Triniti is the work of Joseph Geiskopf, a chef who has worked all over the world (yes, that includes a stint at Noma) and here at home with Jordan Kahn, most recently helping out at Destroyer. He’s now taking the same upscaled sensibility to Echo Park with a long, narrow space that will serve “competition-level” coffee (with beans from the upcoming Tartine roastery in Downtown) alongside a tight menu of scalable small bites. That might mean $4 grab-and-go pastries to start the day, or a more composed $15 plate that leans heavily on vegetables for lunch or early dinner. There will also be housemade drinks and desserts, including some heavy usage from an industrial slushee machine.

Geiskopf says the Triniti team is still angling to launch sometime this month, but construction remains ongoing. Ultimately the place will have a glassed-in front with some stool seating on the inside, followed by a low bench run against one wall with cafe tables in front. The bar will push to the back of the room, while a standing rail for leaning and eating lands to the opposite side.

When Triniti does get up and running, expect hours from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Geiskopf and co. will also be handling some of the Echo’s late night food options in the near future as well, rolling into a heartier, heavier menu down the line. In the meantime, Triniti’s weekend pop-up runs from noon to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

1814 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA