With the busy lifestyle of Los Angeles, coffee is a necessity to get us through the day. Here is a list of the ten best coffee shops throughout the area that are perfect for your morning cup or afternoon pick-me-up.
Copa Vida – Pasadena
Copa Vida makes the morning rush hour a little more bearable by offering a cup of coffee for just $2. If you want a little less of a buzz, the café also features a variety of energizing teas on tap. With the complimentary Wi-Fi and a delicious breakfast and lunch menu, you may end up staying here all day.
Alfred Coffee & Kitchen – West Hollywood
But first, coffee. Swing by this trendy celeb favorite for a cold brew made from Stumptown coffee beans and a strawberry & almond croissant. There is usually a line, but it is definitely worth the wait!
Cafecito Organico – Silver Lake
Hang out on the pet-friendly patio chatting with friends, catching up on work, and sipping on a warm Espresso Clandestino. The small, quiet spot is a perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of L.A.
The Conservatory for Coffee, Tea & Cocoa – Culver City
The extensive menu featuring hundreds of teas and coffee beans roasted in-house may seem intimidating at first, but the knowledgeable staff will be happy to help you find your perfect match. The coffeehouse is the perfect place to relax while enjoying your afternoon cup, but don’t bring your laptop – there’s no Wi-Fi!
Go Get Em Tiger – Larchmont Village
Pop in for grab-and-go cold brews, beans, and treats, or have a seat at the bar for a leisurely coffee break. Frequent visitors recommend the almond macadamia nut latte. If you’re in the mood for something a little more decadent, try the vanilla milkshake with four shots of espresso.
Dogtown Coffee – Santa Monica
This surfer-friendly spot is a perfect fit for the laid-back vibes of the Santa Monica neighborhood. Try the signature drink, the sea-salted caramel latte, for a salty afternoon pick-me-up, or grab a cold smoothie to sip on while walking on the beach.
Blacktop Coffee – Downtown Arts District
This tiny hole in the wall shop located in the heart of L.A.’s Art’s District is a hidden gem. The menu may be simple, but the drinks are anything but. Order the avocado toast with a poached egg for a delicious breakfast and enjoy a free coffee refill while striking up conversations with people on the communal outdoor benches.
Aroma Coffee & Tea Company – Studio City
This previous private home has been renovated into a chic restaurant and café that features French-American fare. Grab a coffee and pastry and relax on the back patio, or round up a group of friends and enjoy a delicious brunch.
Espresso Profeta – Westwood
This spot is a favorite amongst UCLA students due to its proximity to the campus. The free Wi-Fi makes this a perfect place to study while sipping on the specialty Caffe Nico, a cappuccino with flavors of cinnamon and orange zest.
Menotti’s Coffee Stop – Venice
Step into this tiny shop for an almond milk latte and fresh-baked cinnamon roll. Get your drink to go and enjoy it while taking a leisurely stroll down the Venice Boardwalk.