Best Craft Coffee Spots In Los Angeles

July 7, 2017 5:00 AM

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(credit: G&B)

When you are on the way to work or looking for a spot to hang out to let the traffic ease down, there is nothing like stopping off at a local coffee shop to sit down and enjoy a nice hot cup of coffee. Los Angeles is filled with a variety of shops available for patrons to explore when it comes to specialty coffee blends, tea selections and pastries to experience. In addition to the big chains, there are pleasant boutique coffee shops that offer quaint settings to dive into a fresh pastry with a cup of coffee and take the time to relax a bit. Here are several of the city’s best craft coffee spots to experience in Los Angeles.

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(credit: Verve Coffee Roasters)


Verve Coffee
8925 Melrose Avenue
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 385-9605
www.vervecoffee.com

Nestled in the heart of West Hollywood, Verve Coffee shop is a modern coffee shop offering international coffee blends like Kifle (made of Ethiopian spices and mixed with apricot and black tea). Street level expresso offers a blend with a cherry flavor mixed with orange zest, and there are other blends to choose from at this unique and trendy location.

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(credit: Lisa W./Yelp)


Go Get Em Tiger
230 N. Larchmont Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90004
(323) 380-5359
www.gandb.coffee

Larchmont Village is like L.A.’s Greenwich Village with craft shops, nutrition stores and specialty cultural cafes. Amongst the creative atmosphere of the village is Go Get Em Tiger. Pastries are made freshly in the cafe, along with tasty bites, and of course, great coffee. Coffee blends include espresso, macchiato, cappuccino and custom made shakes. With tables outside by the curb where you can see and be seen, to their indoor stool seating, it offers a cool laid back vibe. They are also a multi roaster, so they carry lots of different varieties of coffee.

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(credit: Felix L./Yelp)


Cognescenti Coffee Shop
6114 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
(310) 363-7325
www.popupcoffee.com

Culver City’s Cognescenti Coffee Shop carries a variety of roasters including Heart out of Portland and custom made roasts, too. They also have South American, Central American and African coffees for customers to sip on. Making their mochas with 24 blackbird chocolates, they also serve baked goods from the popular Proof Bakery in Atwater Village. Additionally, Cognescenti Coffee Shop also carries sugar pie honey bunch pies, personal pies, which are served Fridays through Sundays.

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(credit: Derek G Taylor)


Menotti’s Coffee Stop
56 Windward Avenue
Venice, CA 90291
(310) 392-7232
www.menottis.com

Menotti’s Coffee Stop, a specialty coffee shop located near the Venice Beach Boardwalk, offers up a rustic look and feel in its interior which sets the tone for pure flavors evoked from each mixed and signature coffee beverage served. Popular drinks include Love Potion #9 made of raspberry syrup mixed with chocolate ganache, espresso, condensed milk and steamed milk. Another signature beverage is the Kitchen Sink, made of a mixture of cold brew, ganache, vanilla syrup, chai and milk.

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(credit: Intelligentsia)


Intelligentsia Coffee
1331 Abbot Kinney Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291
(213) 265-7718
www.gandb.coffee

Intelligentsia Coffee is a one of a kind gourmet coffee shop which serves drinks from single origin coffee beans raised and shipped directly from specialty farms around the world. There are also pure blends available and served here. The baristas are knowledgeable about coffees and are more than willing to share knowledge about the origins of each pure coffee blend or single origin coffee item that you select. From Espressos, latte’s, and mochas to cappuccinos, Intelligentsia has been a fan favorite for years. There is an artistic and relaxing feel to the design of this coffee bar as well, which has an open setting, open piping and industrial looking design. They take coffee seriously and do pour overs as well.

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Belinda Ware is a Hollywood Insider news journalist who finds herself in the right place at the right time covering celebrity news, pop culture, opinion pieces and general breaking news stories on the latest trends in popular news. Her hobbies include golf, chess and world travel.

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