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West Hollywood has long been a meeting place for all sorts of locals who like to chat over steaming cups of joe. In fact, many business types even take power breaks in this part of town, making deals while sipping on brews that deliver. That said, when choosing where to gather in WeHo, nearly all Angelenos are mighty particular about the places they pick to spend their time and their money. To help the uninitiated, following are five different coffee shops where, after frequenting, you’ll be sure to be pleased and excited by the outcome.
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(credit: Huy T./Yelp)


Urth Caffe
8565 Melrose Ave.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 859-0628
www.urthcaffe.com

Twenty-five years ago, organic coffee was in short supply. Enter this welcoming outpost where the coffee grounds served are all organic. Urth Caffe is a top choice for coffee among the many choices on a long list of places serving it in West Hollywood. Their famed Spanish latte, a strong brew served decorated with an artsy froth by talented baristas who know how to please, is the go to drink you won’t want to miss. Do realize that the early morning crowd makes this popular outpost crowded around 7am and also realize that the organic tea offered here is pretty great, too.

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(credit: Verve Coffee Roasters)


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

Set within one of the trendiest spots on Melrose Avenue in West Hollywood, Verve Coffee definitely knows what they’re doing. With a laid back vibe, they offer any type of coffee you’d want along with a vibe and neighborhood type setting to drink it. Sit inside and do work or socialize, or step outside on their great balcony and drink up hot or cold coffee.

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Mary Cost Photography


Alfred Coffee & Kitchen
8428 Melrose Place
Los Angeles, CA 90069
(323) 944-0811
www.alfredcofffee.com

Trendsetting Melrose Avenue is the ideal place to come together with a friend or colleague over a steaming cup of fine coffee. Make that a brew and a tasty food treat, too. Our choice? The Gibraltar, a contado or espresso in which a dash of warm milk is included. Add a blackberry thyme muffin and you have the perfect respite for a warm weather day in sunny L.A. Hungrier types will want to sample more hardy fare from Alfred, like the Chiang Mai noodles, the tuna biscuit and the baked mussels.

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(credit: Arios)


Coffee Commissary
801 N. Fairfax Ave.
West Hollywood, CA 90048
(323) 782-1465
www.coffeecommissary.com

Situated just up the street from the Grove Mall, Coffee Commissary is a great spot to sit a bit either inside or in the courtyard, whether your intended task is to either study or work (free wifi is part of the scene) or to converse in earnest. Coffee Commissary is also a fine outpost for sipping on arguably the best vanilla latte in town. Expect a minimalist atmosphere, bouncy music, and a largely hipster crowd within these popular confines.

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(credit: Blake A./Yelp)


Cafe Om
7962 Fountain Ave,
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 656-8553
www.cafeomweho.com

A waterfall Buddha along with soft and soothing music matches well with the international flavor of Cafe Om, a West Hollywood hideaway for the discerning which is at once a bit of India and a bit of the Mediterranean. Try the dandy latter (made with dandelion root) or any other of the organic coffees and teas offered here. On the tea front and very refreshing on a hot tea, order the green tea matcha and top that off with a treat to eat, like the Leyla, which is toast covered in mashed banana and a good dose of Nutella. Yum!

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(credit: Lea N./Yelp)


Caffé Primo
8590 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 289-8895
www.iloveprimo.com

Sunset Blvd’s Caffe Primo coffee house is not only a happy place for earnest smokers since this diversified house serves their stuff outside where the area is divided into both non-smoking and smoking sections, but they also serve great coffee. Located right on the Sunset Strip, the coffee shop is also in a great place for people-watching. Besides quite an inventory of fine brews to choose from, this order-at-the-counter place also offers such tasty treats as smoothies, fresh squeezed juices and some mighty fine crepes.

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Los Angeles freelance travel writer Jane Lasky, contributes to publications such as Travel + Leisure, Vogue and Esquire. Her weekly sojourning column ran in 40 newspapers for 20 years. Jane is anything but an accidental tourist and always travels with her pillow. Check out her articles on Examiner.com

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