The Living Room Coffee House Reopens In La Jolla And Will Soon Add Dinner & Live Music Speakeasy

January 15, 2024

After being displaced from its space of 30 years, The Living Room Coffee House has reopened in La Jolla and will soon add a full dinner menu and a live music-fueled speakeasy.

Sam Azzu opened the first The Living Room Café in San Diego's College Area on Thanksgiving Day in 1991, followed by The Living Room Café of La Jolla in 1993. There is also a location of The Living Room in Old Town and another in the Rancho San Diego area of El Cajon. Last December, The Living Room announced it would be closing its longtime Prospect Street cafe and restaurant as of Christmas day and reopen on January 1 two block north on the base floor of the Manchester Financial Building in the space that last housed Covo La Jolla.

The Living Room has now reopened on Prospect Street in the heart of downtown La Jolla. The cafe's new 10,000 square-foot unit is a substantial upgrade for The Living Room, offering about four times the space and an enormous kitchen, so ownership will soon expand its food menu to offer more breakfast, lunch and dinner options. They will also unveil a new speakeasy-like bar dubbed "The Living Room Lounge" that will have a whiskey-heavy menu and feature frequent live music performances, including jazz and open mic nights. 

The Living Room is now open at 1205 Prospect Street in the heart of San Diego's La Jolla. For more information, visit