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Whether you’re after a morning double shot espresso or a more soothing cup of matcha green tea on the way home, Hollywood is packed with great spots to enjoy an awesome hot beverage or two and so much more.
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Groundwork Coffee
1501 N Cahuenga Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 871-0143
www.groundworkcoffee.com

Groundwork has several locations around the Southland, and it’s one of the original purveyors of organic beans and more than just a regular coffee shop. Part of the LA scene for over 25 years, the original location is in Venice and opened a Hollywood outpost several years later. This location serves up organic eggs, vegan meals and snacks, while offering a wide variety of single origin and signature blend brews. Try the Mexican latte, or the spiced cashew-milk latte for something special and unique.

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Rockpaper
7509 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 378-5805
www.rockpapercoffeela.com

Breakfast sandwiches, lunch wraps, plenty of lattes, and coffee drinks both hot and cold? Check.That’s Rockpaper’s specialty, a sleek spot where coffee and food are available for take out or delivery. Online ordering is available, too. But, stop inside to check out some cool wall art including Yoda and Darth Vader, and no matter where that coffee is ordered, at the top of the tasting list are the Spanish Latte’s made with sweetened milk, and the eye-opening dark roast brew. Check out the online menu and place an order from our site.

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La Monarca
6091 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 463-0933
www.lamonarcabakery.com

The scent of house-made pan dulce is in the air along with the gourmet coffee at La Monarca. Friendly and relaxed, Mexican coffee and pastries are the big thing here, with delicious baked goods following traditional recipes using fresh, natural ingredients. La Monarca has locations from Huntington Park to Boyle Heights, as well as in Hollywood. The must-drink beverages here include the Oaxacan dark roast coffee, and a superior Mexican hot chocolate made with cinnamon, sugar, and a slight hint of fragrant roasted peanuts.

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Javista Organic Coffee
6707 W Sunset Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90028
(323) 464-6707
www.javistacafe.com

At Javista, knowledgeable baristas serve organic coffees in a cozy, relaxed atmosphere. Add in delicious organic teas, fantastic croissants, sandwiches, salads, and other baked goods, and this place is the real deal in the heart of Hollywood. On top of that, the staff is friendly and accommodating, there’s sunny outdoor patio seating, and they make pretty patterns in their latte foam, too.

Genie Davis is a multi-published journalist, novelist, and screenwriter. She lives near the beach in Los Angeles. See more on: CBSLA | eco-exist.com | geniedavis.com | DiversionsLA | Twitter.