Hayden Tract is a hub for innovation, with designers, filmmakers and Vespertine all in residence, so it makes sense that coffee pro Zayde Naquib and business partner Jereme Pitts set up their roastery-cafe nearby in 2014. The modern space with the countertop Modbar, vintage black Probat roaster, and communal seating has clearly captured the imaginations of neighborhood creative types. Baristas take care when presenting espresso drinks, pourover, and tea. Their effort to “push coffee forward” also involves customer education. Bar Nine even offers coffee subscriptions. Bar Nine’s food program has become increasingly focused and ambitious over the years and now incorporates bread from local bakeries Lodge and Bub and Grandma’s to produce exquisite toasts and breakfast sandwiches. Even their granola is thoughtful, made with buckwheat, amaranth, hazelnuts, pepitas, and seasonal fruits they compress, dehydrate, and turn into syrups. In 2020, they added Ten in Marina del Rey. Will their next cafe crank it to 11?
How to order: Schedule pickup online.