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Prominent Bay Area Roaster Sightglass Coffee Snags Big LA Restaurant Space

The company is going massive with an 11,000 square-foot restaurant, coffee bar, and roastery

Cafe diners enjoy each others company over small tables in the sunlight.
A Sightglass Coffee cafe in San Francisco
Sightglass Coffee

Things are starting to take shape for the long-awaited Sightglass Coffee in Los Angeles. The San Francisco-area export has been rumored to be dropping something big since at least 2017, and now coffee drinkers and diners are about to get their first full look.

As Eater has previously reported, Sightglass is taking up residence in the rapidly-changing Media District portion of Hollywood, adjacent to the city border with West Hollywood off La Brea. The area has been undergoing loads of redevelopment, including the introduction of new food options like the just-arrived Tartine Sycamore cafe.

Per the LA Times, Sightglass’s space is an 11,000 square-foot former warehouse (including some patio seating) that will house not only the coffee bar but also a dedicated roasting program meant for its Southern California accounts. The company, founded by brothers Jerad and Justin Morrison, already supplies beans to a number of coffee shops around the area, as well as Whole Foods.

On the non-drinks side, the plan is to offer a full restaurant with a dedicated kitchen doing three square meals a day. Expect basic egg breakfasts; salads, sandwiches, and the like for lunch; and a more robust dinner operation with Roman-style pizzas and more, plus beer and wine. Chef Brett Cooper, who previously announced that he was leaving his well-regarded restaurants up in San Francisco this spring, is on to oversee the food.

As for an opening, look for Sightglass to be operational by next month.

Sightglass Coffee. 7051 Willoughby Ave., Los Angeles, CA.

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