What I'm drinking in... LOS ANGELES

Explore the City of Angels and its many pockets of hip coffee.

 
 

 

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Verve Coffee Roasters

Some people would say pour-over is so five years ago~ Today’s coffee is all about the Nitro cold-brew. 

This Nitrogen-infused coffee has a smooth, creamy taste and foams like a caffeinated Guinness.🍺☕️

Served on tap at @vervecoffee — Get yourself to a SF, LA, or Japan location ASAP to experience this Santa Cruz-based vintage specialty coffee roaster. 

Featured here is West Hollywood’s communal coffee shop & outdoor patio on Melrose, where you can bump into both cute dogs and attractive coffee enthusiasts alike 🔥🐶

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8925 Melrose Ave

West Hollywood, CA 90069

 

Intelligentsia Coffee - Venice Coffeebar

Intelligentsia is keeping it real.

Check out this Chicago-based icon for third-wave coffee at their Venice CA location on Abbott Kinney. It is worth the wait!

The industrial chic space caused a splash in the coffee community for using coffee carts & baristas w/ tablets instead of a traditional retail countertop. No counters, no registers, no problems! 


Go for some celeb spotting (it’s allegedly James Franco’s go-to spot) and enjoy the well-curated coffee, tea & espresso!

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1331 Abbot Kinney Blvd

Venice, CA 90291

 
The East Side of Los Angeles is booming: Almost everything noteworthy—from restaurants to boutiques—is popping up over in Los Feliz, Echo Park, Silver Lake, or Downtown. Here’s where LA’s most pace-setting crowd hangs out.
— Goop, "The Los Angeles Hipster Guide"
 
 

La Colombe

Featuring La Colombe in Silverlake, LA 💥🌵

A NYC favorite popped up in what’s been called LA’s most tragically hip neighborhood. At this coffee shop, hipsters won’t be disappointed with the choice of oat or hemp milk and an intentionally WiFi-free zone.

For brews, there’s La Colombe’s signature draft latte or “iced black” cold brew. A mural by Philly graffiti artist Steve “ESPO” Power decorates the white brick exterior, framed by open-air walls & large windows.

This Silverlake outpost of La Colombe won’t disappoint with a professional blend of good coffee and hip neighborhood vibes ☕️ 

#ChillVibesForDays #TheDailyGrind 

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3900 Sunset Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90029

 

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Odys + Penelope

Critics say avo toast is why millenials can’t afford to buy houses. Odys + Penelope’s version might change their minds.

This hip spot in La Brea (think industrial chic) has my vote for the best coffee in LA. Try it to find out why 🏠🚫☕️

#AvocadoDownpayment #WithASideOfCoffee

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127 South La Brea Ave

Los Angeles, CA 90036

 

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Gjusta

Meet Gjusta! Located in Venice, CA, sister bakery to Abbott Kinney's Gjelina, the place to be on LA's west side

Snapchat the smoked fish sandwich amid Venice locals and hip tourists at either the walk-up bar or shady back patio for trendy coffee views. 

Ft. Gjusta's signature bread and pastries (made in-house)

☕️ Brewing Newport Beach's Common Room Roasters

#GjustaGotMeCaliforniaDreamin#MoBreadMoProblems

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320 Sunset Ave

Venice, CA 90291

 

Urth Cafe

Check out this local spot worth the hype in LA with 🔥 locations in SM, BH, DTLA, & WEHO, to name a few.

Urth is considered the first organic, heirloom coffee (read: OG coffee bean) roaster in the U.S.

The long line moves quickly, unless you're an east coaster, in which case don't worry, there's a to-go line 😎☕️

Outdoor seating to people-watch, and be people-watched back! 👀

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2327 Main St

Santa Monica, CA 90405

 

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Alfred Coffee

"But First, Coffee" - The iconic phrase, mostly irrevelant before Alfred

Located on Melrose Ave & meeting space of choice for the likes of creatives, screenwriters and fashion-forward.

It's up for speculation how many customers enter Alfred's with the sole intent of purchasing coffee, demonstrating respectable self-restraint in this extremely photo-friendly coffeeshop.  Your writer did not, in fact, demonstrate such resolve! 

Alfred's menu hosts a variety of LA classics, such as Portland-based @stumptowncoffee brews, @cafegratitude vegan wraps & @pressedjuicery almond milk! 

#DoItForTheGram #ButFirstCoffee

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 8428 Melrose Pl

Los Angeles, CA 90069