The owners behind Calabasas’ Pedaler’s Fork just lined up a new space in Santa Monica called 10 Speed Coffee. According to spokesperson Gideon Kleinman, the new cafe will open in early April on the corner of 20th and Santa Monica Boulevard.
ToddRickallen caught first sight of the forthcoming coffeehouse. 10 Speed Coffee is partnering with Heirloom LA for food provisions, and works with a local coffee trader. Just over the hill, Pedaler’s Fork has a 10 Speed Coffee, a separate full bar, a bicycle-themed restaurant, and a bike shop all under one roof. 10 Speed Coffee was first founded in Oregon, but bought by the Pedaler’s Fork crew in 2012.
The busy corner of Santa Monica Boulevard and 20th is full of medical buildings, and is a largely corporate coffee zone. The only independent coffee slinger is blocks away at Cafe 8 1⁄2.
Coffeehouses are a perfect meeting spot for cyclists, who like to start or end their rides with caffeine. In somewhat-related and across town news: Ten Speed Coffee’s announcement comes on the same day as the Wheelhouse, a caffeinated bike shop in the Arts District, announced it was closed.
10 Speed Coffee
1919 Santa Monica Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA