Paramount Coffee Project Brightens Up the Downtown Morning Scene

The latest ROW DTLA project comes online today

It’s a sunny day at Paramount Coffee Project in Downtown. The LA-by-way-of-Australia cafe is officially open at the sprawling ROW DTLA, right across from the recently-revealed Rappahannock Oyster Bar, and things are already heating up.

This is the second location Paramount Coffee Project, after a successful first foothold along Fairfax. Originally conceived as a joint venture between Jin Ng of Paramount House, Mark Dundon of Seven Seeds, and Russell Beard of Reuben Hills in Australia, the cafe has since become known as one of LA’s premier places for coffee, morning bites, and style. In a city that’s now increasingly flooded with sun-dappled Aussie morning options like Pollen and Roo in Silver Lake, Paramount stands above as something more.

It helps, of course, to have Ria Dolly Barbosa on the team. The journeying chef has spent time and stacked accolades at places like Go Get Em Tiger, Forage, and Wild at Canale, and is now running the room at the ROW in Downtown. Expect the usual assortment of toasts, eggs, greens, and sweets, but expanded from the Fairfax original into something even more unique. Barbosa often trades in the flavors of the Philippines when cooking, and combining her skillset with a warm, inviting industrial dining space in Downtown just feels like a smart move by everyone involved. Now all that’s left is for the general dining public to come through for a meal.

Paramount Coffee Project opens today at ROW DTLA, keeping daily hours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.