Long Beach Foodie Update: North Long Beach’s First Specialty Coffee Shop, Black Ring, Set for Grand Opening

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Above: Beer Belly’s fried chicken and ‘waffles.’ Photo courtesy of Chef Wes Lieberher. Below: future site of Black Ring Coffee.

Black Ring Coffee has officially become a brick-and-mortar—and while its been handling soft opens with everything from coffee ice cream floats to pan dulce pairings, it will officially be opening its doors full-time come August 26.

The grand opening will be bringin’ on an art installation, “brinner” grub served thanks to the The Rooster Truck, and craft beer courtesy of Brouwerij West and the Wrigley-based Long Beach Beer Lab.

The best part? They’re eschewing DTLB and Alamitos in favor of North Long Beach, setting up shop at 5373 Long Beach Blvd. inside quite possibly the perfect spot for a coffeeshop.

The Black Ring crew are not new to the scene, having slung out beans and bottled cold brews out of MADE for nearly two years—and they join a growing list of MADE-centric businesses that have found their footing through the incubator: The Pie Bar, Romeo Chocolates, Saints & Sinners Bake Shop, Stay Anchored…

While they join Commodity and Wide Eyes Open Palms as the newest additions to Long Beach’s vast coffee scene, the most important part is that they differentiate by roasting. They now sit in the ranks of Long Beach’s heavyweights when it comes to coffee: Recreational, Rose Park, and Lord Windsor.

What else will Black Ring be bringing? We’re talkin’ conchas from Monrovia-based concha masters Sweet Bakes, kombucha on tap from Long Beach’s own Fine Feathers, brie sammies from Seal Beach’s Crema Cafe, donuts from LA’s Hustle N Dough, and more.

Yes, you can drool. Yes, you must go.

Black Ring Coffee is located at 5373 Long Beach Blvd.

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