Equator Coffees’ newest location follows the success of the brand’s Ivy Station cafe in Culver City, which opened in 2022. Designed by The Studio For, Fairfax delivers a lifestyle coffee experience all under one roof, reconceptualizing the location’s original aesthetic with the brand’s signature red and black color palette for an industrial-chic appeal. The 860-square-foot main dining area accommodates up to 14 patrons and features furniture entirely produced by local Los Angeles artisans—including a selection of natural wood, Scandinavian-inspired tables and seating that integrates custom lux vinyl with textile upholstery for an added touch of dimension.
Complementing the decor are original murals by LA Hope Dealer (Corie Mattie), a famed street artist known for hope-filled designs featuring doves. The rear of the main space also transforms into an inviting outdoor patio that can hold up to 20 additional guests. Lush planters cushioned settees, and tables made from thermal ash anchor the backyard oasis in versatile comfort. Equator Coffees plans to pursue strategic partnerships with local brands and host collaborative retail pop-ups in the cafe for guests to enjoy limited-edition merchandise, as well as unique food and coffee offerings.