ELYSIAN VALLEY — Calling itself “the first combination bike shop/cafe in Los Angeles,” Spoke Bicycle Cafe has expanded its menu into a full-service restaurant.
Located along the L.A. River bike and pedestrian path, Spoke Bicycle was opened by avid cyclists Laurie Winston and Richard Latronica as a bike shop and events venue, with just some refreshments on the weekends, according to their web page. But now Spoke has dramatically expanded its cafe operation.
Spoke Bike Cafe, overseen by chef Laurie Parsley-Gonzales (formerly of Kitchen Mouse in Highland Park), has begun offering breakfast all day, sandwiches, salads, bowls, and snacks. Dinner service is expected to begin sometime in June.The drink selection includes wine, kombucha, almond milk, and beers that LA Weekly notes are “100 percent local.”
Spoke also, lest we forget, offers bike rentals, repairs, tune-ups and tire changes.
Spoke Café is located in the 3000 block of N.Coolidge Avenue in Frogtown, right along the bike path.
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