It’s been nearly a decade since Intelligentsia opened a coffeebar in Los Angeles. Since the 2010 opening of the Pasadena location, Intelli has expanded into New York and Boston, they’ve put a training lab in Atlanta, and they are currently building out a new cafe in Austin. But the Chicago-born coffee company is returning to their first home-away-from-home with their now open cafe on Hollywood Blvd.
Opened Thursday, February 21st, the new Intelligentsia outpost is right on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, where thousands of people come each year to step on some of their favorite famous names encased in five-sided polygon. Designed by Standard Architecture, the 38-seat cafe features a 30-foot long bar equipped with a Poursteady pour-over system and custom-painted La Marzocco Linea. The vaulted mosaic ceiling and outdoor wall painting are inspired by the works of Paul De Longpré as an homage to the artist who used to reside where the cafe currently stands.
Along with a rotating selection of sparkling teas on tap—sourced through sister company Kilogram Tea—Intelligentsia has tapped Mr. Holmes Bakehouse to provide their wildly inventive pastries for the Hollywood coffeebar; according to the press release, the new cafe will be” the first outside of [Mr. Holmes] namesake bakeries to offer their brand new savory sandwiches.”
Intelligentsia's Hollywood cafe is open 6:30am to 7:30pm daily. For more information, visit their official website.
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