One is surrounded by pictures of all the greats on the walls, Dexter Gordon, John Coltrane, Billie Holiday comfortable seating, and beautiful music performed by passionate musicians making their mark in the community, on the stage and in the hearts of fans and other artists.
5th Street Dick's is a coffeehouse, cafe, and venue for chilling at the beginning of the week.
The space is inviting to all who seek a refuge from the commercialism of the trendy and cookie-cutter coffee shop. There's culture, calmness, courtesy, and inspiring music and a motivating film or documentary to start the week.
The trio playing on September 7th were reunited friends joining to share there exquisite tunes with all willing to take the getaway. John Coltrane's "Impressions" and Thelonious Monk's "Blue Monk" were just a couple of favorites. This was followed by a taste of John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie's "A Night in Tunisia" and more.
You never know who will stop by and play or sing a tune and take you back down memory lane as one vocalist did with her version of Johnny Burke and Eroll Garner's "Misty" that included a sweet scat to top off the ballad.
5th Street Dick's founder is Richard Fulton was once homeless and had the nickname "5th Street Dick" who overcame to open the business. He is great individual and is often on hand to share with customers. The unique coffeehouse offers a nice lunch as well and some great history with other community members dropping by to share insights.
Drop by on a Sunday afternoon. You'll be glad you did. Call for hours and events between Monday through Saturday.
It's between Leimert and 43rd at 4305 Degnan Blvd. The Major cross street is Crenshaw Blvd. (323) 545-9077