Los Angeles’ Andante Coffee Roasters, which debuted on Beverly Blvd. in the Mid City neighborhood last year, recently opened its second location, an elegant, bar-focused shop in Echo Park.
Founded by Steve Hyun and Tommy Kim, Andante’s roasting operation continues to be off-site in Koreatown, while the new bar extends several concepts established by its predecessor, including uncluttered walls, and open seating arrangement with abundant power outlets and Wi-Fi. But mostly it’s all about the coffee. Here Andante offers a 10-drink espresso menu that includes some standards as well as unapologetic treats like a caramel latte, while six coffees are brewed manually daily. There is also tea and tea-based lattes, an affogato, and a small selection of baked goods from local Larder Baking Company.
L.A.-based photographer Amparo Rios recently shared these images of Andante’s new digs with us. Visiting the shop shortly after its opening, her timing was impeccable in that Kim was sharing some pours of the Geisha that he would soon after be making shine at the Southwest Regional Brewers Cup competition.