The secret is out: Los Angeles is home to one of the world's premiere coffee cities, a cornucopia of coffee craftsmanship dotting every corner of Los Angeles County. More amazing shops open each month. This surfeit of riches is yours to explore!Less
A Los Feliz charmer, Maru offers a stylish and minimalist take on the modern coffee bar, with their own line of bespoke roasted coffee and a focused on pour-over. This might sound funny, but be sure to try the water—Maru carries a mineral water brand from New Zealand called Antipodes, some of the most beautiful water in the world.
An iconic fusion of specialty coffee and flowers from Maurice Harris, florist to the stars. On pure aesthetic beauty alone this place is a required stop in Los Angeles, but the drinks are no less beguiling, with drinks like the butterfly pea latte and housemade oat milk lavender matcha stealing the show.
With locations in View Park, Glassell Park and Inglewood, Hilltop Coffee draws fans and regulars from across Los Angeles. Coffee's awesome here—check out the Ethiopian Cold Brew with nectarine and honey, or the Almond Turmeric Latte—but the food is truly outstanding, from fresh pastries to handheld sandwiches and "Hilltop Droptops", the cafes' take on fancy toast.
A growing cafe brand with locations across Southern California, we're particularly enamored with the Los Feliz location of GGET, with ample outdoor seating and a flowing neighborhood vibe. Seasonal drinks and specials are worth your attention here, and the cafe breakfast is some of LA's best.
An iconic Los Angeles specialty coffee bar now in its second decade, still occupying a center-of-the-universe perch from the heart of Silverlake Junction. This cafe's iconic arched entryway made an appearance in Grand Theft Auto San Andreas, and its Moroccan tiled floors are the stuff of a million Instagrams. Get an espresso drink, either straight up or in a seasonal special.
Adjacent to some of the city's most famous shopping districts, Verve's Beverly Grove cafe is a chic oasis from which to get away from it all. Sip an espresso and an iced tea and enjoy the excellent people watching. Are they working on a screenplay over there? Of course, darling.
One of the newest Blue Bottle cafes in Los Angeles, the Beverly Hills location feels especially of the moment, with acoustically sound dampened walls designed to absorb sound and a chic upper seating area. This is the best coffee in Beverly Hills by a Porsche length.
A charming indie cafe in Highland Park with a neighborhood community vibe and great drinks, selling house-roasted coffee and yummy food.
Magazines, exquisite espresso, fashionable locals and functional minimalism. You'll find all this and more as well as one of the city's best coffee bar matcha programs, from baristas who take their tea preparation as seriously as they do the espresso.
An international multi-roaster on Sunset Boulevard, with a sunnny back patio and coveted small tables looking out on the street. Come here to sample coffees you won't find anywhere else, hailing from the world's best roasters by way of Korea, Sweden, Japan and beyond.