EAGLE ROCK — The owners of The Coffee Table had a knack for opening cafes in locations that were beginning to emerge as hot spots as neighborhoods shifted into higher gears of gentrification. In 1997, they opened their first cafe on Rowena Avenue in the north end of Silver Lake and several years later they opened a second cafe in Eagle Rock on Colorado Boulevard. But in 2011 the Coffee Table in Silver Lake closed to make way for pricey new townhomes. Now, six years later, the Coffee Table in Eagle Rock is calling it quits.
Brett Schoenhals, who opened Coffee Table in partnership with Mike Zamarripa, posted the upcoming closure on the restaurant’s Facebook page:“It is with a heavy heart that I must announce The Coffee Table will be closing down forever,” said Our last day of operation will be Sunday, November 12. It has been a great honor to serve the Silver Lake and Eagle Rock communities for over 20 years. We will be selling our signature mosaic tables, the money going to the employees. I will post more details as they become available. Thank you to the thousands of customers we have, it has been a great privilege.”
Schoenhals did not say what prompted the closure. But Eater L.A, which first reported the news, cited rising rents and slowing sales.
It’s not clear if the closure also applies to the adjacent Coffee Table Lounge.
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