HOLLYWOOD HILLS—On Monday, January 4, the 101 Coffee Shop located in Hollywood announced via Twitter that the store will be closing permanently.
Co-owner Warner Ebbink confirmed that “the 101 Coffee Shop is indeed the latest permanent COVID-19 related casualty, ending a storied run for the famed diner” in a statement with la.Eater.com.
The shop has been featured as a back drop for multiple films. Best recognized for (The Hollywood Hills Coffee Shop) in the movie “Swingers.”
“Because of the ongoing pandemic, the temporary closure of the 101 Coffee Shop has become permanent,” said Ebbink from la.Eater.com.
The 101 Coffee Shop has struggled adjusting to the pandemic guidelines, as they began serving take out orders at the start of the stay-at-home-order. The business hasn’t served a meal since early spring.
“After almost 20 years of the 101 Coffee Shop, this closure defines the end of an era. We’ll always be grateful for the shared moments and what the restaurant brought to the LA food and beverage community,” said Ebbink stated la.Eater.com.
Ebbink and his partner Brandon Boudet first restored the 101 Coffee Shop then reopened it back in 2001.
The duo are also the owners of Little Dom’s Seafood in Los Feliz as of July 2020.
“This was a tough decision, but we believe there is a silver lining. It allows us to shift focus to Little Dom’s, which has become an institution in and of itself,” said Ebbink stated la.Eater.com.
Canyon News tried to reach out to the shop, but the phone lines are currently disconnected.