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With a name like The Wheelhouse, you might expect dim lights, house music, and stationery bikes, but you'll get a seriously laid-back surprise in the newest chill spot/boutique that boasts 3,700-square feet of java, bicycles, and upscale gear. This Arts District phenomenon is igniting a revolution in the concept of sipping and shopping, boasting a community-centered space that houses a full coffee bar, indoor and outdoor cafe seating, a curated selection of vintage-inspired bikes to browse, and a service department for current and future cyclists.
There's no need to curb your bike while you get your caffeine fix and wade through a stylish collection of lifestyle accessories, super cool Heritage cycles, bags and backpacks from Topo Designs, and offbeat Danish Yakkay helmets. You'll be in good hands with lead barista Miranda Johnson (formerly of Santa Cruz-based Verve Coffee Roasters) and master mechanic Jonathan Raspa.
The Wheelhouse is open daily, with coffee served from 7am to 5pm, and retail and service hours from 10am to 6pm.