Best Places for Coffee in Los Angeles
Collected by Susan Mason, AFAR Local Expert
L.A. has been stepping up its coffee game in recent years with local roasters and small neighborhood shops popping up throughout the city. Whether roasting their own or serving shade-grown beans, these new cafés provide unique spaces for solace and socializing over skillfully crafted cups of coffee.
8428 Melrose Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90069, USA
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...
801 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046, USA
5931 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028, USA
This bohemian coffee shop is located in L.A.'s Franklin Village, a tiny line of restaurants and shops located on Franklin Ave. On the outside, it is camouflaged by the vine wrapped building, but on the inside it stands out from any other coffee...
1331 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291, USA
At the intersection of Hyperion and Sunset is the heart of Silver Lake, the source of the pulse; Intelligentsia Coffee. Fueling the neighborhood with crafted cups of caffeine, Intelligentsia has become the east side center of community and...
693 S Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105, USA
Jones is well-known as the area's best local coffee. They make an amazing macchiato (Italian-style), their espresso is deluxe, and they do all their roasting on-site. I love the ambiance and the community feel of the cafe and shop, and they host...
671 Rose Avenue, Venice, CA 90291, USA
Coffee is the third most sprayed agricultural crop after tobacco and cotton, so buying organic fair-trade beans was of extreme importance to Groundwork Coffee founder Richard Karno when he first started roasting in the current Rose Avenue...
1636 Silver Lake Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026, USA
Living in Los Angeles means that when you have to go on the other side of town, it starts to feel like a roadtrip (if you are not pressed for time). So, anytime I have to leave the Santa Monica Beach and head to Silver Lake, I always stop at LA...
534 N Hoover St, Los Angeles, CA 90026, USA
Hoover Street was once known for its set of the Crips gang in South LA but further North near Silverlake, the opening of Cafecito Organico's first location rejuvenated the streets reputation with its friendly atmosphere and locally roasted coffee...
5772 Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90019, USA
Mid-city is thanking their lucky stars that Paper or Plastik has brought stellar coffee in from the edges of LA. But, blissfully, they have gone above and beyond in creating a true melting pot for this vibrant neighborhood and encouraging actual...
70 S Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105, USA
Copa Vida is the newest of Pasadena’s gourmet coffee shops, and the unique tastes and aromas of their coffees are surprising (and impressive). They have three primary menus: “steep” is a menu of specialty teas; “pressure” includes coffee-house...
260 Allen Ave, Pasadena, CA 91107, USA
If high-quality, small-batch, locally roasted coffee is your thing, then make yourself at home at Jameson Brown. They're perfectionists when it comes to anything coffee related, and their black coffees and specialty drinks are to die for. If...
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