Spoke Bicycle Cafe started as a proof of concept in early 2015 as the first combination bike shop/cafe in Los Angeles


Spoke Bicycle Cafe is the first business of its kind to set up a permanent location along  the LA River Bike Path to provide a comfortable, welcoming space for cyclists, pedestrians, neighborhood residents, and others.  We share a 150 foot border with the LA River bike path and our one-of-a-kind, mostly outdoor spot is perfect for large groups. We provide top quality food and drinks, expert bike repairs, a large bicycle rental fleet, and a carefully curated array of  accessories. We also sell records and T-shirts and host a variety of music, art, and community events.

We started out as an event space and bike shop with refreshments on the weekends and are currently expanding to a full service restaurant with vibrant food choices, nano-batch locally roasted coffee, refreshing drinks, and California beers and wines.  We have opened the restaurant and are serving breakfast all day, sandwiches, salads, bowls, and snacks. 

Our mission is to create a beautiful space that enhances our local community by providing a gathering place for LA River cyclists, pedestrians and neighbors to enjoy quality cuisine and crafted beverages while supporting the arts and encouraging relationships.  We believe in sustainability, healthy living, and supporting local makers who share our values. 

One of our main goals is to help create a more bikeable, walkable, livable Los Angeles.  We strongly believe that when people get out of their cars, they become healthier, happier, and life gets better.  We get to know our neighbors, we get to know our city, we even get to know ourselves a little better.  We are located at the end of a dead-end street that butts up against the LA River Bike Path in Elysian Valley, also known as Frogtown, a unique neighborhood with very limited commercial businesses.  We chose this location largely to provide a place for people to go who live in the neighborhood and for bike path users.  We invite you to come discover this special area and see for yourselves what we are all about.  Parking is very limited and it is easier to reach us on the path than the street.  We encourage you to arrive by bicycle, on foot, or by other forms of non-motorized transportation whenever possible.   

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