"We are not a coffee shop, but we do make and sell coffee. So, somewhat a coffee shop."
That's a message from the trio of guys behind Welcome Fellow
, a newly opened community workspace and venue at 616 N. Tejon St., open to the public from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
To clarify what "somewhat a coffee shop means," it means Welcome Fellow has no espresso machine, but instead offers drip, pour over and cold brew coffee.
Co-founder Jeremy Worley
says he'll rotate through "accessible varieties from fun micro-roasters" around the country, and the idea is for guests to come buy a cup of coffee and enjoy the co-working space along with the six separate businesses that have bought into all of the available slots. "We see it is a public work space," he says. "It's not that different from how people treat a lot of the coffee shops around."
Worley operates The Worley Co.
, a design company, which sells items like shirts, notebooks and metal pint cups at Welcome Fellow. Co-founder Adam Morley runs Café Motique
, which sells curated vintage clothing. Their names will be familiar to some, as they previously collaborated along with member August Ortiz on an “umbrella company called We Live Studios
Other Fellows sell candles, and the space also sells its coffee retail.