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(credit: Roland L./Yelp)


These days, coffee drinkers in LA are heading in entirely different direction. The Coffee Bean’s and the Starbucks are convenient, but when it comes to getting your fix of caffeine, a whole new brand of places are feeding our fix for coffee. Gathering their roasts from unique places, the beans make the coffee at these spots taste that much better. Welcome to the craft coffee craze.
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(credit: Lisa W./Yelp)


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

In 2013, Go Get Em Tiger opened to much fanfare due to the simple fact that it was opened by those responsive for the popular G&B Coffee. While G&B is considered reserved and elegant, Go Get Em Tiger is a laid back spot on Larchmont that draws crowds for its excellent coffee. Grab a cup of anything here, and you’ll instantly notice that the craft coffee craze is here to stay. They happen to have some pretty great food to go along with that latte, or espresso too. And, patrons love the almond milk option too.

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(credit: G&B Coffee)


G&B Coffee
Grand Central Market
317 S Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(626) 716-0705
www.gandbcoffee.com

As a stall inside the Grand Central Market in downtown LA, G&B Coffee is helping to lead to the craft coffee scene in LA. The beautiful counter is just what LA needed when it opened, and today it continues to serve espresso in beautiful cups, as well as any other type of coffee to suit your needs. Oh, and these guys are behind Go Get Em Tiger on Larchmont.

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(credit: Cognoscenti)


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

Culver City’s Cognoscenti Coffee isn’t messing around with their influence in the craft coffee scene. They may have been around for a few years, but their impact remains just as strong with visitors coming in and out all day long. With their top notch espresso bar, and offerings at Proof Bakery in Atwater Village and inside the popular Normandie Hotel in Koreatown, this Culver City coffee shop is not just your regular spot serving brew. The owner, who earned his chops with pop-up coffee shops around LA, put together his vision of the Culver City outpost with his architectural expertise too. So, grab a cup of coffee in this excellent indoor/outdoor coffee shop, which sits among Culver City’s famed art galleries, and you’ll thank us after.

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(credit: Intelligentsia Coffee)


Intelligentsia
3922 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90029
(323) 663-6173
www.intelligentsiacoffee.com

Intelligentsia has made a name for itself ever since 2007. While you can buy bags of their coffee in various spots around the country, there’s only one Sunset Junction location to experience the real craft coffee revolution that is Intelligentsia coffee. Regulars love it, and those who have heard of it are as curious as they can be to get their chance to head on down to this almost legendary spot to get their cup of craft brew. With coffee roasted in nearby Glassell Park, the quality is top notch, even though they churn it out in high volume. The most popular cup to order still is teir Angeleno beverage, a quadruple shot of espresso which is shaken with milk, ice and agave.

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(credit: Derek G Taylor)


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

Brewing up truly phenomenal coffee in the heart of beachy Venice, Menotti’s is thanks to Christopher “Nicely” Abel Alameda, a seasoned coffee aficionado who put in his time at some of Seattle and LA’s best coffee shops. Enjoy a great view of the popular Venice Beach boardwalk while sipping on your cup of coffee in this laid back atmosphere. Offering both vegan and organic coffee options, the cafe is helping lead the craft coffee scene with all types of variations. Get your latte, cappuccino, Americano, or regular cup of black coffee here.

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(credit: Arios)


Coffee Commissary
801 N Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 782-1465
www.coffeecommissary.com

Burbank, Culver City, and Hollywood are in love with Coffee Commissary. After all, when you can grab a cup of craft coffee instead of the plain and old Starbucks, people are naturally going to be drawn towards the elevated taste of the coffee here. Established in 2008, Coffee Commissary sources all of their coffee by working with the best local micro roasters around. By building relationships with these roasters, they have not only perfected their cups of craft brew, but also offered a place for patrons to hang out and sip all day long.

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(credit: May.Lene D./yelp)


Blacktop Coffee
826 E 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 599-8496
www.blacktop.la

Opened over 2 years ago on Third Street and Hewitt in the Arts District of Downtown LA, this tiny 250 square foot counter is all thanks to Tyler Wells and the cousins behind the famed eatery Wurstkuche. Serving high-end coffee using only the best equipment, Blacktop is helping to contribute to the craft coffee scene by serving brew with high-end San Francisco coffee and milk.

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