Echo Park Has So Many Coffee Shops by Ben Mesirow

"The competition is tough, but Woodcat might be the most beautifully decorated space in Echo Park. ... The among the best in the neighborhood...and the pastries from Sugarbloom are delicious and unique."

[25 August 2016]


The Best Coffee Shops in LA (by Neighborhood) by Joshua Lurie

"Bay Area darling Wrecking Ball Coffee Roasters is the main event in a space that’s quickly -- and unsurprisingly -- becoming a neighborhood hangout, thanks to hipster-friendly reclaimed wood, boxy stools at counters and tables, and a bright-red wall... ."

[September 2015]

LA Times - Daily Dish

7 Places for Food Lovers in Echo Park by S. Irene Virbila 

"Just a short stroll from Echo Park Lake, Woodcat is owned by Janine and Saadat Awan, who turn out a mean flat white and a strong cappuccino using the 40th anniversary edition of the revolutionary 1961 Faema E61 espresso machine. "

[December 2014]


Woodcat Coffee Hops into Echo Park by Julie Wolfson

"The exterior at Woodcat features one seriously sweet, but also slightly menacing looking bunny painted in the window. Inside the space is rustic and industrial with a vintage red, white and chrome Faema E61 espresso machine. The atmosphere feels cozy and relaxed, with Echo Park locals hanging out...and drinking good coffee."

[October 2014]


Woodcat Coffee Races into Echo Park... by Farley Elliott 

"There's a new coffee shop brewing in Echo Park... . Woodcat Coffee, a homespun operation by husband and wife team Saadat and Janine Awan, quietly began pouring on Saturday, September 20 from their storefront along Sunset Boulevard, just up from the Gold Room."  

[September 2014]


Monster Children

Choice Cups 003: Woodcat Coffee Bar by Su Young Choi

"Saadat and Janine Awan are the powerhouse couple you've all dreamt about. ... I love everything they’ve done here. The attention to detail, the vibe and most importantly the coffee is all bloody amazing. If you’re in the area or looking for a good cup, I highly recommend it."

[April 2015]


Woodcat Coffee Bar Now Open in Echo Park by Ben Wurgaft 

"Woodcat: an old word meaning “rabbit,” a song on an album played over and over during a road trip across Europe, and now the name of a new café in Echo Park, run by Janine and Saadat Awan. Open since Saturday, Sept. 20...the shop’s heart is a Faema espresso machine, an older Italian model that the Awans fell in love with when visiting Berlin."

[September 2014]

Proud owners Saadat and Janine Awan. Photo by Sam Muller for Monster Children.