I have been passing by a shuttered store-front with a sign reading “Cafe in the Heights” for over a year now, and I think everybody in the area was a little bit saddened by the sight of this new sign without a new store to go with it.
Well, Lincoln Heights, Happy Valley, Rose Hills, and Montecito Heights neighbors: Cafe in the Heights is now open!
I don’t know how they did it, but somehow they jumped over a million and one hurdles (health, gas, electrical, zoning, financial) to finally open a beautiful new storefront in the inner city. I have stopped in twice now, and it is clear that they are going through their trial run period (as every cafe that has opened in this area has once the permits clear).
As of right now they’ve got some awesome smoothies and fruit juice (from the eastside juice co, “La Cremosita”), tasty muffins and scones, and a whole lotta’ coffee latte espresso stuff (that I don’t drink). Their prices are reasonable, the wifi is flowing, and the tables are pretty empty (for now).
If you’re looking to peacefully hang out in the ‘hood, and watch the show on Broadway pass by, the Cafe in the Heights, 3510 N. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90031 is open for business! Their hours are from 6 a.m. until 8 p.m. daily (as of today, when I asked them – subject to change, I’m sure, once the crowds show up!).