The newest Australian coffee company to land on LA’s shores is Roo Coffee, a cutely-named storefront with some prime real estate right in front of Sunset Triangle Plaza. Roo is officially open for business as of yesterday.
Much like other popular Australian offshoots to make their way to Los Angeles lately, Roo is trading in espresso culture and fresh, colorful cafe fare of its home country. Owners Elyse Goyen and Tom and Kate O’Connor are using Counter Culture Coffee beans (which makes sense, considering their proximity to that company’s beautiful training center), and turning out a tight menu that includes everything from those ubiquitous avocados to granola to nutrition-loaded super smoothies. The full opening menu is below.
As for the space, expect a small square footage with big ideas. Pink terrazzo tables offer gathering space for friends, while white exterior cafe tables let diners enjoy the sun. There is no wifi for now though, so plan accordingly. Roo Coffee is officially open, and is keeping hours from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily starting tomorrow. Today they close at 4 p.m., and will stop doing food most days around 5 p.m. as well.
1523 Griffith Park Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA