Silver Lake's Intelligentsia Is Giving Away Free Coffee Until They Reopen

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Outside Intelligentsia Coffee in Silver Lake. (Photo by a.rios via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr)

Intelligentsia Coffee at Sunset Junction closed its doors on September 12 to undergo renovations, leaving many to ponder their options for coffee. They haven't set a hard date for their re-opening—The Eastsider says company tweets estimate that the process will take a few weeks.

To appease the throngs of coffee-starved denizens, the location has opened a pop-up kiosk in its parking lot, and it's currently slinging free cups of hot and iced coffee. Apparently, you'll be able to get free java every morning during the store's closure:


The offer is only good from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., and a worker at the kiosk told The Eastsider that the coffee runs out early, so it's wise to get there ASAP.

LAist has left a message for Intelligentsia headquarters. We want to ask (among other things) how this is possible. Isn't that a lot of coffee to be giving away? Or maybe we should keep quiet and be grateful for the fact that we're getting free java.

We'll update with more details when we hear back.

Update [3:53 p.m.]: An Intelligentsia spokesperson told LAist that the re-opening is "[to be determined] late next week," that more information will be posted on the shop's social channels soon, and that there could be an opening party in the works.