One of LA’s best breakfast burrito and coffee makers is on the move, opening up a new location in Culver City sometime next month. Cofax Coffee, the Dodgers-obsessed Fairfax restaurant from Jason Bernstein and James Starr, opens at 10868 W. Washington Boulevard, just east of the 405 freeway. Signage is already up at the former Quicksand cafe space.
The new Cofax is meant to be a bigger, bolder take on the tiny original shop, which first opened in 2014 next door to the group’s then-buzzy restaurant Golden State on hip Fairfax Avenue. While coffee was the original focus, the shop almost immediately became famous for its breakfast burrito, using smoked potatoes from sibling restaurant Bludso’s Bar & Que. The burritos have proven so popular, in fact, that they’re now shipped nationwide to customers.
The new Culver City location will definitely offer all varieties of breakfast burritos, and given the ample new room — it’s more than twice the size of the original cafe — they’ll also serve occasional specials and one-off dishes as well as offer catering. What’s more, the daytime shop will offer plenty of dine-in seating, and the usual collection of ever-expanding Dodger fan art and paraphernalia, says co-owner Starr.
Look for a February arrival for Cofax Culver City, though a specific date has not yet been set. Once in place, expect Westside fans to flock for caffeine and burritos, adding even more daytime prowess to a neighborhood that has suddenly become hot with casual new locations of popular restaurants elsewhere in Los Angeles. Konbi’s newish Culver City shop does brisk sandwich and croissant business, and next door to them, Los Feliz’s Kismet Rotisserie should open imminently. Meanwhile, just across the 405 Jason Neroni of Venice’s the Rose is plotting his own new restaurant, a pizza-focused A-Frame building known as Best Bet.