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Revelator: Bar Avalon
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Revelator: Bar Avalon is part coffee, part wine bar, part dinner destination

Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

The dining fortunes of greater Echo Park have never looked better, from small sandwich star Konbi and sake staple Ototo to classics like Taix and the Brite Spot diner. Now a newcomer named Revelator: Bar Avalon is on the scene, hoping to exact some of that same longevity and neighborhood connection.

If the name with the colon in the middle seems a bit clunky, know that there is a purpose. Revelator is a nod to Revelator Coffee, the parent company of new restaurant, which hails from Atlanta. They’re rather popular out east for running coffee bars and cafes, and this is their first expansion into Los Angeles.

The Bar Avalon part speaks to this location, tucked into a prime space at the Mohawk Collective development right on Sunset Boulevard, and its ability to transition into evening service in the coming weeks. That means alcohol, including a small attached wine shop called Eve Bottle Shop that will open in the coming weeks, allowing customers to dine in casually, try a few things by the glass, and then take a bottle home for more. Nathaniel Muñoz will oversee the wine while doubling as general manager.

Meanwhile, chef Joshua Guarneri, most recently from the closed Hearth & Hound in Hollywood, is on to oversee a tight cafe menu of tartines, salads, morning eggs, and the like. The full menu won’t be operational for a few more weeks, but the Revelator crew wanted to open in time for Echo Park Rising as way to connect with the locals. Dinner service and wine sales should come soon. Meanwhile, Revelator: Bar Avalon is open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. as of yesterday, Wednesday through Sunday.

Revelator: Bar Avalon. 2112 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA.

A warehouse-like dining room with open ceiling and leather banquettes.
Lots of comfortable seating
A bright, curved bar with leather seating.
Lots of bar seating
Up close leather bar seating, set for service.
A bright dining room with modern wooden chairs and brushed cement floor.
A warehouse-like dining room with wooden table and chairs, set for service.
A computer readout for a coffee machine.
Six leather bar seats looking into the kitchen.
Into the kitchen
A small family-style outdoor table for dining at a restaurant.
Outside groups
A burrata and squash-covered toast on a rippled white plate.
Summer squash and burrata on rye
Crispy bread, cooked eggs, tonnato, and tomato on a plate.
Tonnato, farm eggs, and dill
A fresh caesar salad on a grey plate at Bar Avalon in Echo Park, California
Caesar salad
A brick exterior for bar and restaurant Bar Avalon.
Outdoor signage
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