Balconi: Great Coffee in Sawtelle

This is nothing short of a major public service announcement for my fellow coffee-loving Angelinos: Balconi Coffee Company has reopened on Olympic in Sawtelle (at the northwest corner of Olympic and Sawtelle). Some of you will remember Ray’s old shop on Rochester at Santa Monica. I’ve been anxiously awaiting word about his reopening since Balcony closed, and happy day, I got an email last week that Balconi (with an “i” not a “y” this time) is back. Hurrah! I haven’t yet been to the new shop, but I can tell you that Ray loves his beans. If the new cafe is anything like the old one, it will have a coffee menu that reads like a wine menu, and you’ll be able to order siphon coffee, lovingly made cup by cup, and enjoy that coffee while taking advantage of Balconi’s free wifi. Ray says he’s focusing on coffee right now, but will add other menu items as things settle down.

Update: Ray says the new Balconi is “a place to disconnect.” No wifi people. Just coffee. Very good coffee.

11301 W. Olympic Blvd #124
Los Angeles, CA, 90064
10a-10p, 7 days

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