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Hermosa’s ’70s-Themed Coffeehouse Lands a New Spot in Redondo

Hi-Fi Espresso’s second location features a full-kitchen and expanded all-day menu

Hi-Fi Espresso coffee storefront in Redondo Beach
Hi-Fi Espresso Redondo Beach
Nate Dumlao
Mona Holmes is a reporter for Eater Los Angeles and a regular contributor to KCRW radio. She has covered restaurants, dining, and food culture since 2016. In 2022, the James Beard Foundation nominated her for a Jonathan Gold Local Voice Award.

Hi-Fi Espresso, the new Redondo Beach coffeehouse touting waffle dishes called “Brock Landers” and “Chest Rockwell” from the film Boogie Nights, opened a second location this month. This time, the owners took their love of the 1970s culture and coffee to Redondo’s Riviera Village.

Jeff and Karen Prugh debuted Hi-Fi in Hermosa Beach in late-2017, and the new spot resembles the coziness of its sister cafe at 800 square feet. But Redondo has a full-kitchen and expanded all-day menu. Hi-Fi Redondo sports breakfast, savory bowls, salads, soup, toast, and the aforementioned waffles. They’ll rotate the menu with the seasons, and offer tea and kombucha.

Hi-Fi Espresso’s McDowell breakfast sandwich
Hi-Fi’s McDowell breakfast sandwich
Nate Dumlao
Tomato soup and grilled cheese at Hi-Fi Espresso in Redondo Beach
Tomato soup and grilled cheese at Hi-Fi Espresso Redondo
Nate Dumlao

The Prughs are Redondo locals, and chose the location for its walkability, three-block proximity to a gorgeous open stretch of the Pacific, and range of shops and restaurants. It took a year from planning to finish, and reworked a former beauty salon into its present form. They also upped their cafe game by hiring a culinary director, Brad Mathews. Matthews’ resume includes Manhattan Beach’s Fishing With Dynamite and The Arthur J.

Take a quick glimpse at Hi-Fi’s “high-fidelity” inspired name below, and check the new cafe Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. until 4 p.m., and weekends from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Hi-Fi Espresso. 1815 Catalina Avenue, Redondo Beach, CA

Hi-Fi Espresso Redondo

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