Cafecito Organico

Silver Lake’s Sunset Junction may hold world titles in hipster density and most trafficked trendy businesses but who wants to gamble with parking enforcement and wait in twenty-minute lines for a freakin’ cup of coffee just to sport Intelligentsia’s logo?

Gamble not and wait not for Cafecito Organico has arrived next door, literally. Well, at least for those who do live next door and in walking distance from the cafe in the mostly residential area of Silver Lake. Nestled on the corner of Hoover and Bellvue, Cafecito Organico is the newest cafe in the area and only a two-minute drive from the hip Sunset Junction block. Reminiscent of a typical Italian coffee bar, the cafe struts a standing counter inside for those customers in for a quick espresso stop. The backdoor patio lets the loungers sip on lattes and check their email.
A relaxed and welcoming atmosphere, Cafecito offers quite the opposite experience from neighboring often-overcrowded gourmet coffee shops. Customers will usually be greeted by the owners, Mitch Hale and Angel Orozco – both awesome baristas and the nicest, most humble people on the planet – and their friendly staff. Mitch, Angel and their staff can also be found at the Silver Lake and Hollywood Farmers Markets on Saturdays and Sundays, where their business started two years ago and has become so successful that they had to open a shop to supply the demand of their loyal customers.
Cafecito’s menu is traditionally simple with a couple of house originals – the Cafecito (hot drink) and Global Warming (cold drink), both made with Cafecito’s orignial espresso blend, choice of milk and raw sugar cane juice. Their coffee, all hand-roasted by Angel and staff near downtown, is ground and brewed one cup at a time.
Cafecito Organico has raised the bar in quality coffee, excellent service and a most genuine welcoming environment. It is soon to be a stop Angelenos will not be able to live without.
Cafecito Organico
534 N. Hoover Street (corner of Bellevue)
Los Angeles, 90004

11 thoughts on “Cafecito Organico

  1. I drive by there quite often, I think it was a Mex-Salv place for awhile, then a pizza joint, and finally a short lived BBQ spot. I saw them changing it up recently, I guess I could stop by for a cuppa.

  2. A great coffee shop is El Guarachito on Eastern, three blocks north of Cesar Chavez. For a while they gave it a go as just a straight up coffee shop . . . but I don’t think they got enough business . . . it’s more of a restaurant now. But who knows . . . when Esteban Torres High School opens, maybe it’ll be the cool place to hang out! =)

  3. I used to live up the street on hoover/bellvue-

    I used to go here when it was a hole on the wall (eat at your own risk)…had great chile rellenos-Yum…

    I miss Silverlake…

    Ms. C-
    La Hipster-

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  5. Well, pachuco if you really wanna know what intelligentsia is and you’re not just being sarcastic/clever, I’ll give you an outsiders’ perspective(I’ve never been inside, I’ve only passed by it with My Tio Andy(MTA): It’s a cafe type establishment on Sunset in Echo Park and a bunch of those Anglo transplant types with lap tops,notepads and paperback novels sit outside on patio furniture looking cool, writing their next blockbuster script. Sometimes there’s a line that extends from the inside and extends through the front door out, my guess is that they have some decent coffee and bagels stuffed with bacon and lettuce.

  6. Thanks for the heads-up. I’ll definitely go check it out. I only live about a mile from here but I haven’t gotten to this part of Silver Lake in a while. Last time I passed by the place housed Territory BBQ and Records. Don’t think it lasted a year. Hopefully this cool building’s new tenant will stay awhile.

  7. good god, yet another hipster joint in our blue collar Latino neighborhood – I give this one almost as long as Territory BBQ – doesn’t anyone do any research about who actually lives in this neighborhood? the only businesses that have made a go at this location have been Mexican, Salvadorean, and Guatemalan restaurants. oh well, it’s your dime.

  8. Today I visited Cafecito Organico with my 81 year old grandma. We were welcomed by a very smart and receptive lady behind the counter. Unfortunately, one of Cafecito Organico stakeholders was not very welcoming. I have never seen my grandma given such the cold shoulder and it is a shame Cafecito Organico does not compliment the communities senior citizens with appreciation.

    Is this the sense of community Cafecito Organico offers?

    Shame on Cafecito Organico.

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