Los Feliz is in line for a new coffee and breakfast spot today, called WKNDR. The truncated name reads out as “Weekender,” and comes from Joshua Pourgol, the name behind places like Tacos Tu Madre and Bardonna.
Pourgol’s latest place lands inside the former Good Greek Grill on Vermont, next door to the movie theater and just steps from his other restaurant, Tacos Tu Madre. In an effort to not cannibalize business too much, Pourgol and his team won’t serve breakfast burritos at WKNDR, but instead focus on pastries only to start, with heartier all-day far thereafter. Expect a full food menu by March 1, though the restaurant is doing coffee and pastries starting today. The opening drink menu is below.
Inside, the small shop carries room for a few stools at the counter, some tight two-tops behind, and some patio seating out front near Skylight Books. Julio Uriarte (formerly of Longshot Coffee and elsewhere) is on to oversee everything including the coffee and tea program, while chef Adrianna Sullivan (Pie Hole) is doing food. The shop is using Sightglass and 49th Parallel for its beans.
Expect limited hours to start at WKNDR, with an eventual expansion to 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Not that there’s currently any shortage of other places for breakfast and/or coffee in Los Feliz — the neighborhood is among the most densely-caffeinated destinations in all of Los Angeles already.
1820 N. Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA