Walking for Coffee
A walking experience. We talk. We walk. We coffee.
Walking for coffee is a people’s experience – telling stories of culture while walking for coffee. Over the course of two hours, walkers will discover the history of a neighborhood with specialty coffee shops as destinations of culture along the way. Featured coffee shops – each serving specialty coffee – are chosen for their diversity in experience, design and cultural offering.
Mi Vida Echo
Mi Vida Echo is the name of the Echo Park Walk. Inspired by Mi Vida Local the 1994 film centered on life in Echo Park, this neighborhood covers 2.4 miles and is one of the highest density neighborhoods in Los Angeles with nine schools, two public libraries and one fire house – no. 20. Home to known artists, musicians and actors – they are as much a symbol of the neighborhoods diversity as it cultural relics.
This walk begins at Echo Park Lake, heads North to Sunset Boulevard, travels East to Andante Coffee Roasters, West to Stories Book and Café and Westward to Andante Coffee Roasters culminating on a hill at the border of Silverlake. Wall blanks, nature-filled houses and historic landmarks make for photo opportunities all along the way.
|| Why Walk:
You are an explorer. You enjoy meeting new people and discovering new things about a local neighborhood. You stop for beautiful things before your desired destination. You are curious about what came before the place you are in. The outdoors are a treasure and they inspires you. You like being in beautiful spaces, including coffee shops even if you don’t drink coffee. You like sharing an experience with others. You think a new way of touring a neighborhood and a coffee shop or three with an intimate group of people sounds really hipster, cool.
Meeting Location: Park and Echo Park Ave along the Lake steps.
Walk Coffee Menu:
Filter, Espresso, Coffee and Milk, Chai. Alternative milks available.
The Coffee Shops and Coffee:
WoodCat Coffee + Wrecking Ball Coffee Roasters
Stories Books and Café + Bicycle Coffee Co.
Andante Coffee Roasters + Andante
Time: 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. ish. Walk begins promptly at 4 p.m. Please arrive early so the walk can begin on time.
Walking Difficulty: Walk covers up to ten blocks including a moderate hill and is wheelchair accessible.
Cost $40. Book here. Includes coffee and an original portrait by The Coffeetographer. All tours final, no refunds or exchanges.
Day of Walkers Accepted: if Walk isn’t Sold Out.