Balconi Coffee (Sawtelle Japantown) Announces Closure

I am devastated. I will miss your coffee, Sato-san.

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Damn you covid! They made great coffee

We still have 14 days to enjoy it.
#holdingbacktearsatmykeyboard

sucks one of my fav shops, love siphon prep

Oh man! I wish them the absolute best, and hope they can reopen somewhere. I loved their almond latte, and it’s the only flavored coffee drink I order regularly.

I’m drinking their coffee as a read this :frowning: that’s a real bummer. I’ve been a fan of his coffee since the old barrington location. I was talking to him the other day and that shop is just not designed to be social distancing friendly, they’ve been doing what they can with take out and selling their beans.

Thanks for the heads up @J_L I’ll be by at least a couple times before they close.

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I am so sad.

Their siphon coffee is such a treat, and they’re one of the very few who do it in LA. You may find Ray behind the bar, stoically slinging drinks… but get him started, and you’ll find he is so incredibly passionate and knowledgeable about his craft.

No doubts that he’ll come back better than ever, and for now, I’m really glad we get two more weeks.

Thanks @J_L.

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Aaaaaannnd they’re back! At least temporarily in a pop up.

@J_L

Ps… Any Intel on Hermanito bar?

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Yup, thanks. I got that same email from Ray.

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Really nice set up. I got an Ethiopian Siphon brewed. Love the patio. Coffee was great with peach notes

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Agree. Nice to see them again on Sawtelle.

That’s great. Happy for them. I would love to enjoy a nice cuppa on a nice, COVID-safe patio.
But, Sawtelle is quite far from me…