Kumquat Coffee is Expanding

Another outpost is on the way for AJ Kim’s Kumquat Coffee
Kumquat Coffee is Expanding
Photo: Official | Kumquat Coffee

Kumquat Coffee — a fan-favorite in LA’s coffee scene — is opening a third outpost at 4703 York Boulevard, a newly renovated auto body shop conversion.

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Presently, the Highland Park-born cafe has a recently-opened DTLA location and a Cypress Park spin-off concept called Loquat Coffee, all of which are helmed by co-founders AJ Kim and Scott Sohn. It’s unclear if the team has plans for continued expansion, but it seems likely given the brand’s growing popularity. 

Kim tells Eater that the fourth location is designed to handle overflow, a good yet consistent issue Kumquat has faced since its 2018 opening.

“The first location is getting pounded with long lines, especially on weekends,” says Kim. “We want to repay customers with more drink options and another location.”

Kumquat offers the world’s top-tier roasters while Loquat focuses on its own brew. Both projects, however, have a similar goal in mind: to pursue higher standards and bring the next level of coffee experience to Los Angeles.

Amanda Peukert

Amanda Peukert is a Los Angeles-based writer with a love for tattoos, music, food, and film. She received her BA and MFA in creative writing from California State University, Long Beach. Her work has appeared in/on SPIN, LA Taco, Tattoodo, Skin Deep, and Tattoo Energy. When she’s not writing, you can catch her listening to Alice in Chains and Tupac, or watching movies like The Crow and Halloween while eating tacos and drinking a cold beer.
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