Photo by Tyler Pendleton
Incredibly Instagrammable Coffee on Melrose Place
The flagship Alfred Coffee opened on picturesque Melrose Place in 2013. Since, the café has expanded to include locations in Brentwood and Silver Lake, as well as a Studio City location, a tea room in West Hollywood, and a mini location just minutes from the original. Widely known for its relatable slogan, BUT FIRST, COFFEE, the upscale shop is full of heavily Instagrammed areas, from the lettered decals to the modern and charming accent walls and artwork. There's always a photo shoot or two going on here, but that doesn't seem to bother the MacBook-armed freelancers and creative types who flock to the space for the Wi-Fi and matcha lattes on weekdays.
By Sarah Purkrabek, AFAR Contributor
An “A” logo complete with antlers; custom mustache coffee sleeves; chalk art, potted hanging plants, baristas dressed in Rag & Bone, and regular celebrity sightings: Alfred Coffee on the haute block of Melrose Place is perhaps the trendiest (and most instagrammable) cafe in Los Angeles. Serving Stumptown coffee fresh from their roaster in downtown Los Angeles, Alfred has been fueling the fashionable with some of the country’s finest caffeine since 2013 and is keeping the buzz alive with new concept locations, each with its own hashtag-ready decor twist.
By Susan Mason, AFAR Local Expert
8428 Melrose Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90069, USA
Sun - Sat 7am - 8pm