LOS ANGELES | Woodcat Coffee Bar is a fantastic Echo Park neighbourhood spot for those looking for a caffeine fix and a small bite to eat. Beans come from San Francisco roasters Wrecking Ball Coffee and all of the main styles of brewing that are popular in town are available. Espresso shots are pulled using the attractive vintage red, white and chrome Faema E61 espresso machine. It fits in with the unpretentious, friendly vibe of the former vintage clothing store, which was mostly designed by owner Sadaat Awan.
If you’re looking for food, the menu’s not extensive, but there’s enough breakfast pastries as well as cookies and other treats to keep the hunger at bay.
Service is friendly, the atmosphere is relaxed, and WiFi is free. A proper, independent neighborhood coffee shop indeed. And if you’re wondering where the name came from, a Woodcat is an old word meaning rabbit, and the name of an obsucre song by a band called Tunng, which Awan and his wife Janine (who designed the logo) discovered while travelling through Europe.
Woodcat Coffee Bar
1532 W Sunset Boulevard
Mon – Fri: 6:00am to 6:00pm
Sat – Sun: 7:00am to 6:00pm