A bustling corner of Bankers Hill is now anchored by a new coffee bar from The WestBean Coffee Roasters. At 1600-square-feet, it’s the largest retail footprint yet for the local company, which launched in 2009 and operates a 700-square-foot storefront downtown and is a vendor at the Liberty Public Market.
The Fifth Avenue cafe, which sits at the base of the Mister A’s building, has seating for 45 inside the sleek and modern, natural light-filled space, with room for 25 on the wrap around patio. Its menu features classic espresso drinks, WestBean’s signature lattes made with house syrups and single origin coffee options prepared at a dedicated pour-over bar. Bar taps will dispense featured cold brew as well as kombucha, with the possibility of beer and wine down in the line.
Co-founder James Rauh tells Eater that he’s looking forward to making WestBean a fixture in the neighborhood. Open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, this is WestBean’s first location with a kitchen; the all-day menu includes acai bowls, yogurt and granola parfaits, plus sandwiches, soups and salads; a pastry case will offer a mix of fresh-baked goods from Bread & Cie and gluten-free bakery Pavona Dolci. Rauh says the company is planning for more locations, including a new Morena Boulevard facility that may include another retail space.