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Echo Lake Coffee Company - CLOSED

Map & Directions 1202 N. Alvarado St.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
  • Cafe, Coffeehouse, Diner, Tea
  • Sun 9am-5pm, Mon-Tue, Thu-Fri 7am-9pm, Wed 7am-10pm, Sat 8am-9pm
  • All Major Credit Cards, cash
  • Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Takeout, Wheelchair accessible
  • Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
  • No Alcohol
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Not Necessary
  • Street Parking


LA Weekly's Description

Located on Alvarado Street just north of Sunset Boulevard in Echo Park, this cozy cafe has great food and java, along with a jazzy, beatnik vibe. The daily menu ranges from breakfast specials and pastries to traditional diner fare, sandwiches and salads. For a long time, the place was called the Downbeat Cafe, but in 2012 the name was changed to Echo Lake Coffee Company after new owners took over. All ages. No cover.

Member Reviews

  • on 05/26/10

    Go for a straight latte. The classic, they do it right, and relax.

  • on 05/12/09

    My favorite LA coffee shop, I always come here with my laptop or a notebook and blend in with the regulars working on everything from dissertations to screenplays. The coffee is great, the recent management shift has created a lovely takeaway menu including Mexican coke in glass bottles and sandwiches, and the famous peanut butter cookies are always sure to please a tough sweet... More >>

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Tips from foursquare

  • Janet Nami M. on 03/26/12

    Ask for Cesar. He's the best.

  • Rajeev D. on 01/04/10

    Love their turkey avocado it's one of my favorites... And it's on special right now!!

  • dario k. on 08/24/12

    New owners! New name! Great coffee and service! And free wifi! I'm sure u can ask new owners to balance something on their chins too. They're soo cool!

  • Corey M. on 03/24/12

    live jazz wed nights 730-930

  • Rajeev D. on 01/14/10

    The owner is supercool I've see him balance a chair on his chin ha. But seriously downbeat is my home away from home

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