After launching three Los Angeles locations in less than two years, La Colombe’s fourth opens in Frogtown on Friday, February 2. This time, the specialty coffee company took over a 3,500 square foot Frogtown building, and took a year to convert the space into a cafe and roastery.
The airy mixed-use space showcases large windows in view of the LA River bike path, with and additional 800-square-foot of mezzanine space which can be reserved for meetings and coffee trainings. Nearby cyclists along the LA River will find it especially convenient for coffee.
With the Silver Lake and Frogtown locations, La Colombe is going for a full embrace of local flavor. An LA-themed mural graces the side of the two-month old Silver Lake location, and tomorrow’s opening coincides with a new signature bean, the Frogtown Coffee Blend. They are also working with Sugarbloom Bakery to supply pastries, LA-based MYLK for alternative milk selections, and Bread Lounge for salads and sandwiches. It seems a bit odd, however, that La Colombe went with the New York-based Liquiteria for cold-pressed juices, rather than a local vendor. The Frogtown location will supply beans for all Los Angeles locations within the next few weeks, with some house blends will be shipped from Philadelphia.
Frogtown has developed into a bright spot for new Los Angeles eateries, with the Frogtown Brewery, Salazar, and concert venue Zebulon keeping court. The Spoke Bicycle Cafe might be a bit worried, as their new competition is less than a quarter mile away. Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily.
La Colombe Frogtown
2820 Newell Street
Los Angeles, CA