Third-wave coffee pioneer Stumptown Coffee opened its doors downtown early Tuesday morning, serving espressos and cappuccinos to a handful of downtowners and cafferati in the retail space inside the new roastery.
The glass-fronted bowstring-trussed warehouse in the Arts District is located along the same Santa Fe Avenue stretch as Bread Lounge and Bestia, a food-destination pocket just south of Church & State, the new Urban Radish market and Handsome Coffee Roasters.
Stumptown's 7,000-square-foot space also includes a 60-kilo Probat coffee roaster fully visible to the public from behind a glass wall in the cafe -- and a training lab.
The focal point of the cafe is its custom La Marzocco Strada MP, its paneling emblazoned with the Stumptown logo and inscribed with "City of Angels."
Along with its menu of epresso and coffee drinks and housed in a pastry case built into the coffee bar by Portland, Ore., woodworkers are viennoiserie, morning pastries and cookies -- including kimchi Spam musubi croissants and miso butterscotch cookies -- from Sugarbloom Bakery.
The is the Portland company's first California roasting works and cafe.
Open daily 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
806 S. Santa Fe Ave., Los Angeles, www.stumptowncoffee.com.