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Spring for Coffee is open downtown

April 8, 2009 | 11:13 am

Springforcoffee 3 guys + 292 square feet = 1 cute coffee shop.

It seems that every time I blink, a new spot opens on Spring Street. But it's easy to miss this micro-coffee joint that opened a few weeks ago in the SB Lofts building at 6th Street. Jess Ritz alerted me to the goings-on of co-owners Archie Hernandez, Maru Nagano and Ken Yoshitake.

There are just a few seats and a couple of tables outside on the sidewalk; inside the tiny space are charming touches such as an antique chandelier and a music stand recovered from the Los Angeles Philharmonic. They're pulling espressos from a La Marzocco GB5 (you can also get your coffee fix via other various brewing methods) with a rotating roster of beans from Intelligentsia, LA Mill and Equator (there are Equator teas too). The milk is from Straus Family Creamery. And Röckenwagner pastries are delivered daily.

548 S. Spring St., Los Angeles,  (213) 228-0041.

-- Betty Hallock

Photo: Betty Hallock / Los Angeles Times