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New coffee house brewing in Echo Park | More Filipino fare in Silver Lake | What happened to Pepe’s Thrift Shop?

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BY CECILIA PADILLA-BRILL

Silver Lake loses a thrift store but gains a Filipino-style restaurant while Echo Park awaits the opening of a vegan deli and a coffee house on Temple Street.  Read on for this week’s Shopper & Diner.

Read on for Shopper & Diner news.

A meatless deli is expected to open as soon as next week in Echo Park, The Eastsider reports. Located in the former Chango Coffee space, Counterpart Deli is the brainchild of the team behind WKNDR in Los Feliz, says Eater LA. Expect toasts, salads and meatless sandwiches, including a meatless Reuben, made with seitan pastrami, purple sauerkraut, Russian dressing and vegan Swiss cheese and alfalfa sprouts.Countertop Deli will be at 1559 Echo Park Ave. in Echo Park.

Where has Pepe’s Thrift Store in Silver Lake gone? With no advance notice, the thrift store and furniture maker has apparently shuttered. There’s no clear reason as to why it closed, but considering the incredibly mixed reviews on Yelp!, one could only speculate. We’ll keep you posted on the next business that takes over the space. Pepe’s Thrift Store was at 2504 W. Sunset Blvd. in Silver Lake.

Coffee is coming to Temple Street. After a long buildout, Bloom & Plume Coffee has begun looking for baristas as the cafe prepares to open next month in the 1600 block of Temple, according to its website. Brothers Maurice and Moses Harris are opening the coffee house next to Maurice’s floral design studio. We will have more details in a future issue.

Spoon & Pork has officially found a home in Silver Lake, Eater LA reports. Coming early next year, the brick-and-mortar version of Spoon & Pork offers more on the menu than what was previously available in its previous life as a food truck. Old favorites such as Adobo Belly Nigiri and the Chori Burger are still on the menu along with newcomers such as deep-fried short ribs and pancit, or stir-fried Filipino noodles. Spoon & Pork is at 3131 W. Sunset Blvd. in Silver Lake.

Los Angeles Magazine’s food writer Garrett Snyder is “digging the Japanese-Style Sandwiches at Konbi in Echo Park.” Recommendations include the layered omelet sandwich, or tamagoyaki, at $11 and pastries such as the caramelized and buttery canelés. Konbi is at 1463 Sunset Blvd. in Echo Park.

That’s it for this week’s Shopper & Diner Report!

Cecilia Padilla-Brill is a communications writer and journalist. She writes news, health, education and feature stories. Cecilia is currently working on her first novel. She has lived in Echo Park since 1999.

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One comment

  1. Wow! Just what Echo Park needs — another coffee shop!!

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