SACHI.LA in Del Rey is part coffee shop, part plant and retail shop. Opened by sisters Sachi and Chiyo in August 2018 on a quiet strip of Centinela, the shop features local artisan products and a generous selection of coffee and tea drinks. It’s also always been a shared dream for the family - when they were growing up, Chiyo said they’d always bring coffee from her mom’s favorite roaster in Oakland to Japan for friends and family. Sachi always had a green thumb and Chiyo worked in retail, so together they came up with a concept for a multi-use space for coffee, plants, and recycled clothing, but the past year, in particular, has called for a lot of improvisation. From turning an old drawer and some stools into a makeshift takeout counter to creating their first website, they’ve been able to survive with the support of their loyal customers. Looking forward, they’re expanding the retail side into the space next door where they hope to grow the brand, taking the wabi-sabi nature of their operation to explore new ideas and products.

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Meet 10 Of LA’s Best Asian-Owned Cafes

The stories behind some of our favorite Asian-owned coffee and tea shops across LA.