Los Angeles...Known for its beautiful weather, suntanned surfers, Hollywood glam, and all things *decadent.* And what does every thriving city have? Coffee shops, and lots of them.
Sure, it’s not hard to find a decent cup of joe no matter where you are, but if you find yourself on a hunt for the perfect coffee shop experience, the options can get a bit overwhelming. Whether you’re a visitor to the LA area hoping to optimize your time, or a local just looking for something different, today we’re sharing some of the best coffee shops in LA.
Address: 1638 W Temple St, Los Angeles, CA 90026
One of the best (and arguably most beautiful) coffee shops in LA, this proudly black, family-owned business will delight your eyes and taste buds. According to their website, Bloom and Plume is “...a space that is building a beloved community while providing an elevated adventure for customers to experience excellent coffee and delicious food.”
Located at 1638 W. Temple Street, you can find fresh flowers, merchandise, food, and “dranks.” Among the usual coffee varieties, you’ll find interesting options such as the “Chagaccino” which consists of Chaga mushroom, cacao, vanilla, and cinnamon with monk-fruit sweetener and steamed milk. Or their Nitro Passion Fruit tea, made with orange pekoe tea, calendula and rose flowers (recommended with their house made honey lavender syrup).
Um, yes please!
Address: 4334 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026
If you’ve ever wondered what a coffee shop opened by one of the brains behind Cards Against Humanity would be like, well wonder no longer. Opened up by Ben Hantoot (and his wife, Michelle), Dinosaur Coffee is one of the best coffee shops in LA, and is conveniently located at 4334 W Sunset Blvd at the Elliott Smith Mural. Because of this, Dinosaur Coffee made the list of LA’s 11 Most Instagram-Worthy Street Art spots.
If you’re curious about the other 10 spots, you can check out the list here.
If you love their coffee, the good news is that you can purchase the beans roasted by their very own sister-shop, Woodcat Coffee.
Address: 6115 Sunset Blvd #150, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Speaking of Instagram, you simply cannot post photos of your day in LA without including some shots from this stunning coffee shop. The aesthetic of the shop would appear to be a closely held secret if you visit their website. However, if you peruse their hashtag #NotAJewelryStore on Instagram, you can feast your eyes on photogenic drinks, bites, and more…and maybe add your own photo to the mix! While it doesn’t come with their Millenial Pink wall for photoshoots, they also have a coffee cart available to hire for any special occasions.
Address: 816 Lincoln Blvd, Venice, CA 90291
Located at 816 Lincoln Blvd in Venice, Flowerboy Project is more than just a coffee shop. Founders Sean Knibb + Stella Shirinda created what they call a “physical and virtual flower & coffee bodega.” After you pick from a menu with items such as “Lavender boy” and “rose Girl,” you can wander through their stunning florals, homegoods, accessories, and more.
“Flowerboy is about the hyper-local, the flower that has taken
hold in the concrete crack of your sidewalk. It is about the ritual
of everyday encounters, the unexpected gifts -
for someone you love and loving yourself.”
Address: 601 W 5th St, Los Angeles, CA 90071
While not technically a coffee shop, Nossa Familia Coffee has a set-up in The CalEdison, an office building in Downtown LA’s Financial District. Enjoy the stunning art deco architecture while sipping on your beverage of choice (that is, if you’re there for pleasure, not business). Nossa Familia Coffee is notable in its own right, started and operated from Portland Oregon, the business goes back to Brazil in the 1890’s to the founder’s family coffee farms. Their coffee is farm direct, rooted in family tradition, and sustainably roasted.
[Rumor says there are *miniature donuts* available on Fridays. It’s worth a trip to find out!]
Address: 334 S Main St Kiosk#1, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Tilt Coffee Bar is a little known gem, tucked away in Historic Core DTLA @ 334 S Main St Kiosk #1. Walk around or sit inside, there are no bad views with this unique, glass building. “We are focused on building a coffee loving community and handcrafting quality drinks served with passion and love.
Whether it is a routine or a medium to unwind, we want our coffee to bring people to connect and share experiences.” They’re obviously doing something right, because they have another location coming soon to Century City @ 2000 Avenue of the Stars #100. Whether this next location will also have the signature tilting glass architecture is known.
Address: 3845 Broadway, American Canyon, CA 94503
At this famous Los Angeles coffee shop, decorated with Douglas fir, birch, and Portuguese limestone, owners Ally Walsh and Casey Wojtalewicz serve chic drip coffees, espresso drinks, tea, and several lattes on tap–including oat, fig, and pistachio matcha flavors.
The shop also offers a seasonal tomato sandwich made with Tutti Frutti tomatoes, herb mayo, shiro miso, lettuce, olive oil, and lemon on Bub & Grandma's focaccia. Ceramic mugs from Peter Shire, Atelier Lips, and Canyon's own mugs are available for purchase, as well as Canyon's coffee beans. Canyon Coffee is open daily from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Address: 1732 Ocean Park Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405
Love Coffee Bar is a specialty coffee concept located in sunny Santa Monica. According to their website, the shop has partnered with "passionate creative California-based coffee roasters, tea artisans, designers, creators and storytellers." The shop is also dog-friendly, which makes it a popular destination in the community.
"What is done in love is done well" - Vincent van Gogh
They say the eyes eat first, so get your caffeine fix + treat yourself to a memorable experience at any one of LA’s best coffee shops while you’re at it. Have you tried any of these coffee shops or do you have a favorite coffee shop in LA that didn’t make the list?
Comment below so we can try them out...👇