Our love affair with this space began the way so many love affairs do: as a sustained bout of long-distance doting.
582 Mateo Street, formerly the home of Handsome Coffee Roasters, offered us a glimpse of all that Downtown Los Angeles has to offer, including a vibrant creative community, a famous skate park, and a movie studio that has been known to film chase scenes nearby. Eager for a reprieve from San Francisco’s frigid summers, we found ourselves visiting this LA neighborhood with escalating frequency.
This cafe and roastery marks our entry into LA’s burgeoning coffee scene. We’re proud of its open, U-shaped bar, where you can see both the mess and the magic of coffee-making unfold. We serve a rotating selection of blends and single origins as drip coffee, along with our exuberant Dandy Espresso, which is a dashing LA trademark.