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1. Reservations are Required for Echo Park Swan Boats
2. Swan Boats Also Available at Lake Balboa in Van Nuys
  • Accepts Walk Ups
  • Open 9AM to Sunset
  • No Night Rides


Chef Inspired Meals

Beacon Café

Chef-Driven Menu with Good-For-You Ingredients

Beacon offers a variety of gourmet coffee, tea, and pasties, as well as a full assortment of delicious and unique breakfast, lunch, and early evening menu items.


Beacon offers a wide variety of chef-inspired meals with natural ingredients.  The cafe is located in the historic Echo Park Boathouse with dining tables outside overlooking the water.  Whether you are just looking for a good latte, or a full lunch, or early dinner Beacon has what you are looking for. They also now offer online ordering and delivery.

Food is allowed on the Swan Boats so feel free to order some food to-go picnic style, and climb aboard a boat for a picnic on the water you will never forget.

Keeping the Community Sustainable & Thriving

Beacon Cafe strives to be environmentally conscious with everything they do. In order to preserve the picturesque beauty of Echo Park Lake, Beacon uses paper cups, compostable plates and bowls, biodegradable cutlery, and even pasta stir sticks for your coffee.