In December 2017, Los Feliz’s H Coffee House announced their closure with a twist: they would close temporarily and reopen as a new restaurant. This Thursday, The Guest House opens with a breakfast and lunch menu, and pending inspection approval will have an evening menu of small and medium-sized Mediterranean-inspired plates.
Owners Aram and Rose Serobian own both HOME restaurants in Los Feliz and Silverlake, a neighborhood staple since 1997. The pair opened H Coffee in 2014 after a year-long renovation. And even though locals appreciated the converted craftsman cafe with booths, they opted to change things up after recent trips to Europe. They marveled at how European cafes typically included alcohol and favored sharing menus. The Guest House is going for a few steps above cafe status, but will maintain their cozy style with new touches like white marble, enhanced wood floors, and custom designed wallpaper among the porch and patio seating.
About the name. When sitting at the adjacent HOME, the Serobians always referred to H Coffee as a guest house. The early and evening menus were made by HOME’s longtime chef Ara Babakhanian. He is going for decidedly eggy-options during the day, and shared options such as Moroccan meatballs, octopus salad, Chilean mussels, and oxtail ragu during evening service. The Guest House will also build a cocktail list, and serve wine and local beers. They will start with lunch and close at 4pm, then open for dinner sometime next week.
1750 Hillhurst Avenue
Los Angeles, CA