The new Tierra Mia Coffee officially began pouring horchata lattes and serving Tres Leches muffins on Thursday in the former Downbeat Cafe in Echo Park. In the newly remodeled Alvarado Street storefront, baristas dressed in black shirts and ties take orders for coffee drinks as well as single cups of coffee made using the pour-over method. That means you will have to wait a bit longer for your cup but results in the “best flavor,” said owner Ulysses Romero, the 35-year-old owner of the Tierra Mia, which now operates six coffee houses.
In other Shopper & Diner news:
- The revolving door of restaurants is preparing to turn once again in the former Marty’s/Cafe Lobos/HPK space on York Boulevard. Derek Lyons is preparing to open Sonny’s Hideaway in the Highland Park building, reports Patch. Lyons, who purchased the building, is planning to serve “comfort food” in a newly remodeled space.
- The new owners of Little Joy will be reopening the former Echo Park hipster dive bar today, a few days earlier than planned, according to Echo Park Now. Expect new drinks, bar and bathrooms.
- Will Silver Lake get MILK? Eater L.A. spreading rumors about that MILK, ice creamery and bakery on Beverly Boulevard, is preparing to open a second location on Silver Lake Boulevard.