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This downtown outlet of the popular local coffee shop chain allures caffeine aficionados with warm and rich aroma of freshly brewed coffee. The store takes coffee pretty seriously and is given the status of craft, where artisans coffees are crafted not brewed. And, if you thought that this would be your regular mocha and latte, rethink! Tierra Mia brings forth the Latin American varieties with strong and bold flavors. While you sip your favorite cuppa, one can also indulge in other treats like croissants, strudel and other baked goodies.
A refreshing change from your typical global coffee shops chain, this local café boasts of serving organic varieties. This coffee shop offers in-house blends of coffee like Scandinavian Cupp, Urth Italia Espresso and teas like Darjeeling Shiva Gardens, Moroccan Mint Certified Organic, The Mystical Traveler and so forth. That’s not it, along with fine drinks, it also serves delectable platter that includes salads, sandwiches, baked goodies and even special vegan items.
Stumptown Coffee Roasters is trendy coffee shop that has some of the most delicious coffee in the neighborhood. They roast their own coffee beans there, and you can actually see the process through a clear window behind the counter. Their iced latte is perfect for a hot day in LA - thick almond milk and no bitter coffee flavor, smooth and creamy. Their coffee has no bitterness and is really aromatic, you can try one on their public tasting on Wednesday, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays at noon. The decor is clean, chic and minimalist with a cool and industrial vibe.
The rich heady aromas of masterfully roasted coffee wafting out of the spacious modern interior draw coffee lovers by the dozen to this proud coffee roaster originally from Chicago. Located in the heart of Silver Lake, at the crossroads of the trendy Sunset Junction, the cafe is always filled with people. It stays busy throughout the day, teeming with hipsters at all hours, but do not be deterred as the line moves quickly. Although the people watching aspect is a definite bonus point of Intelligentsia, it's their unsurpassed coffee and tea that is the stuff of legend. Ask any of the clientele, and they wills solemnly swear by Intelligentsia's espresso as the best in town.
For those looking for the quintessential French pastry shop, look no further than this Los Feliz mainstay. This small shop has been serving up fine food and drinks to a large number of regulars for a long time. The room is small but comfortable, and the tables are nicely decorated and spread out. Drinks include fine coffee, cappuccino, and teas from around the world and the food menu is light but very inviting. Specific desserts vary daily but Tiramisu, cheesecakes and exotic French pastries can usually be found.
This time-tested coffee shop on Sunset has long been a local, hipster favorite. A hop, skip and a jump from Hollywood's best shopping spots, Groundwork is definitely in a good location. The vibe is casual and unpretentious, although price may sometimes be outrageous. However, the prices go hand-in-hand with the quality of beans that come in every cup. With both indoor and outdoor seating, order a latte hot or cold.
This nice cafe is a good place to drink coffee, eat some pastries or work- they have free WiFi. The staff is friendly and the ambiance is cozy with a cool vibe. The coffee is done with the slow pour method using beans that are carefully selected from different parts of the world - making the flavor unique. The Vanilla Latte and the Cubano are a must try - the cinnamon is subtle and has the right amount of sweet. Make sure you try the pastries, like the morning bun - crispy and soft- and the nine-grain muffin - really moist. They have an outdoor patio and are pet-friendly. Coffee Commissary has some of the best coffee in LA and one of the coolest vibe.
Located inside the Beverly Hills Hotel, this long-time favorite of the 90210 crowd (the city, not the show) is a great place to people watch. Celebrities and other well-heeled people hang out here and enjoy its rich atmosphere. The room inside is lovely and tasteful, and the outside patio is tree lined and great for smokers who can't do without their fix. Not for the T-shirt set - gentlemen are required to wear jackets.
Located in the quaint neighborhood of Venice, Menotti's Coffee Stop serves arguably the best coffee in the neighborhood. They have partnered up with Four Barrel coffee of San Francisco and are serving their roasts. In addition to their hot and cold brews they also have a small selection of sides/snacks which perfectly goes with the food. The place has a very warm, cosy atmosphere and is ideal to catch up or meet new friends.