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Black Elephant Coffee Steps Onto the Atwater Village Caffeine Scene Today

From the owners of Burbank’s Simply Coffee

Black Elephant Coffee
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.

There’s a new player competing in the Atwater Village coffee space today, as Black Elephant Coffee steps in to make noise. The bright, wood-lined shop lands right on Glendale Boulevard, next door to Palette Food and Juice.

Black Elephant is the sister shop to Burbank’s Simply Coffee, and carries the same owners in Gonzalo Otarola and Heidy Fu. The space doesn’t have a full breakfast menu, but does offer salads, sandwiches, and the like for takeaway during the day. Pastries and sweets come from Bread Lounge and Cake Monkey, respectively, and beans are from Stumptown.

As for the space itself, expect a long communal table down the middle of the room, with small round wooden tables off to one side and a large window in the front. There’s plenty of patio seating to be had as well, and under umbrellas no less. Yes, Black Elephant Coffee will also offer wifi for laptop warriors, a necessary component in a neighborhood that already has Kaldi Coffee, Proof Bakery, and Bon Vivant.

Black Elephant Coffee officially opens today, keeping daily hours from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Black Elephant Coffee
3195 Glendale Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA