In a town where everyone’s a writer, you know there are stellar coffee shops in every thriving neighborhood. From Echo Park to Downtown to Culver City, we have a list that’s sure to please everyone from the ultimate coffee lover to the chill Angeleno looking for a place to kick back. No matter your neighborhood or price range, there’s a spot for you. I present, the ten best coffee shops in Los Angeles.
1. G&B at Grand Central Market
Address: 324 S Hill St #C19, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Phone: 213-265- 7718
Hours: Sun-Wed 7am-7pm, Thu-Sat 7am-8pm
In the middle of downtown’s Grand Central Market lies one of the best coffee bars in the country. Instead of waiting in line, cozy up to a bar stool at this spot and order a stellar coffee or a specialty drink like a vegan Almond Macadamia Latte.
2. Intelligentsia Coffee & Tea
Address: 3922 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029
Phone: (323) 663-6173
Hours: Sun-Wed 6am-8pm, Fri-Sat 6am-10pm
One of Silverlake’s staple coffee spots, Intelligentsia is not one to miss. If you’re looking for the ultimate hipster location with incredible single-source coffee, order one of their spectacular espressos and prepare to spend an afternoon people- watching.
3. Verve Coffee
Address: 833 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90014
Phone: (213) 455-5991
Hours: Mon-Fri 7am-7pm, Sat-Sun 7am-8pm
This Santa Cruz-based coffee chain has multiple locations in Los Angeles, but its downtown location is the local fan favorite. With its natural lighting and both indoor and outdoor seating, it’s an escape from the madness of downtown just steps outside.
4. Cognoscenti Coffee
Address: 6114 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90282
Hours: Mon-Sat 8am-5pm, Sun 9am-3pm
This coffee spot is the perfect quiet place to enjoy a great cup of a coffee any time of day. While lacking in seating due to its small location, their range of beans roasted in-house make up for it.
5. Coffee Colab
Address: 305 E 8th St. #103
Hours: Mon-Fri 7am-6pm, Sat-Sun 8am-5pm
If you’re in the mood for stunning coffee art and a little bit of a punk attitude, stop by Coffee Colab’s downtown location. They serve Suits & Knives Coffee, a brand made in small batches exclusively in downtown LA. It doesn’t get more local than that.
Address: 56 Windward Ave
Phone: 310-392- 7232
Hours: 7am-7pm Daily
This rustic Venice coffee spot is the perfect place to recharge after a morning at the Venice Boardwalk. It’s brick-lined entrance offers a darker hue to the rest of the block’s beach color palette, but it’s energizing indoor white walls and killer espresso wake you right on up.
7. Eightfold Coffee
Address: 1294 W Sunset Blvd
Phone: 213-947- 3500
Hours: 7am-6pm Daily
This minimalist coffee shop in Silverlake is your new home away from home. Its welcoming white interior with marble tables allow for long study sessions or long talks catching up with family and friends. Just don’t forget an espresso or a matcha latte.
8. Cafecito Organico
Address: 534 N Hoover St
Phone: 213-537- 8367
Hours: Mon-Fri 6am-8pm, Sat-Sun 7am-8pm
This independent coffee shop is one of the few that was born and established in the Los Angeles area. Like many other hard-working entrepreneurs in the food industry, they started in a garage, took their craft to the local farmers markets, and eventually opened up a location. The Silverlake location is a quirky escape from the urban jungle. Sit back and relax with one of their single-origin coffees and a vegan baked good on their outdoor patio.
9. Alfred’s Coffee & Kitchen
Address: 8428 Melrose Pl
Phone: 323-944- 0811
Hours: 7am-8pm Daily
Neon signs, minimalist decor, and unique pastries lend it to be one of the most Instagrammed spots in town, but people come back for their diverse coffee and tea menu. Choose to sit at either their cozy indoor nook or on their outdoor patio for some people-watching.
10. The Conservatory for Coffee, Tea and Cocoa
Address: 10117 W Washington Blvd
Phone: 310-558- 0436
Hours: Mon-Sat 7am-6pm
The Conservatory has been a staple in Culver City for over 20 years, making their own blends in house and pleasing clientele of many taste preferences. Come for their unique coffee, one of their 50 blends of tea, or their ever-changing hot cocoa which depends on their current chocolate finds.
Need a new place for your morning coffee or for an afternoon pick-me- up? This list is sure to satisfy any coffee-loving Angeleno. So grab an espresso and say cheers to the booming coffee culture in Los Angeles.