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Photos: The Golden State Dudes Open New Dodgers-Themed Coffee Shop

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The masterminds behind the Golden State and Bludso's are doing a soft opening of their newest storefront, Cofax, on Wednesday. And the coffee shop gives a nod to their favorite team, the Dodgers.

You can think of the Cofax name in two ways: as a nod to baseball great, Sandy Koufax, and as a play on the words "coffee" and "Fairfax Avenue" (where it's located). And other Dodgers references are seen throughout the shop, with its blue signage outside, a shiny blue La Marzocco espresso machine, and blue-and-white striped designs on the counter. Cofax is located in the heart of the bustling area of Fairfax Avenue, near shops like Canter's Deli and Supreme.

Owners Jason Bernstein and James Starr are keeping it simple at Cofax. They'll be serving Stumptown coffee—drip, espressos and cold brews—as well as have kombucha on draft. As for food, they'll be whipping up some breakfast sandwiches and donuts.

"When Jim and I opened the Golden State in 2009, we had a very clear philosophy," Bernstein tells LAist. "We wanted to offer a limited and curated menu. Our thought was that if we were able to focus and hone in on a few items—whether it was sandwiches, beer or gelato, we would be able to narrow our focus and work on perfection."

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One question they kept hearing from the Golden State customers was why they didn't serve coffee. Bernstein says that they didn't have the physical space or electrical infrastructure to serve coffee at their burger joint. "So after year one, we actively started looking for a great space that could accommodate a coffee program that jived with our ethos: curated and perfected," Bernstein said.

Cofax is located at 440 N. Fairfax Avenue in Beverly Grove. The store hours will be 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.

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