Jimmy Chang Opens The Refinery in Santa Monica for Ritual Roasters Mud

Jimmy Chang, owner of The Refinery
Jimmy Chang, owner of The Refinery Photo: Tatiana Arbogast

We first spied The Refinery last May, getting off-the-main-drag Santa Monicans who normally have to hike to Funnel Mill pumped for its Synesso Hydra-brewed espresso and beans from San Francisco’s Ritual Roasters from a pour-over drip bar served in cool, colorful ceramics. Owner Jimmy Chang has set up a minimal, modern space of blonde woods tailored on both flanks by a flowing graffiti piece by artist CODAK and shelves lined with Hario glassware from Nippon. The espresso we tasted was excellent, with a nice fruity top note, while Chang stocks Refinery with pastries from BreadBar. Opened Tuesday, you can see more of The Refinery’s space down below.

Espresso Photo: Tatiana Arbogast

The Refinery, 413 Santa Monica Blvd. Santa Monica. 310-986-2776.

Mural by CODAK
Mural by CODAK Photo: Tatiana Arbogast