Before the line of customers stretched out the door at Intelligentsia on Sunset Boulevard and LA Mill started pouring $6 cups of coffee on Silver Lake Boulevard, the Coffee Table on Rowena Avenue dominated Silver Lake’s coffee house scene. But after 14 years in business, the Coffee Table announced that it will be closing on Sept 11, according to notices posted in the cafe. The Eastsider has contacted Coffee Table owner Mike Zamarripa for comment but employees said a sale of the multicolored building prompted the owners to shut down. The Coffee Table in Eagle Rock will remain in business. The cafe’s normally crowded bulletin board was cleared away to display a pair of notices that read in part:
Words cannot describe the depth of gratitude we have for our loyal customers. We had the honor of serving the Silver Lake community for over 14 years and have done so with pride.
Curbed L.A. reports that the building maybe torn down for housing. In 2006, a developer proposed to build 60 condos on the site with ground floor space for the Coffee Table but that project never materialized.
The Coffee Table maybe closing but its fans will be able to buy a souvenir; many of the cafe’s colorful mosaic tables will be sold off on September 13.