Caffeine is what gets LA going in the mornings, and there are plenty of coffee shops around to fill those needs. Whether you’re just stopping in for a quick pick-me-up before or after work, looking for a spot to study or even just to catch up with friends, we’ve made picking where to go easier. Here are the best coffee shops around L.A. for a perfect cup of Joe.
1. Habitat Coffee
Habitat Café has a myriad of options for the most careful eater ranging from a vegan and gluten-free menu to a variety of salads. As of now, the café is open for outdoor seating, with take-out and delivery options also available for breakfast and lunch.
Where: 3708 Eagle Rock Blvd
Hours: Sunday -Monday 7am-3pm.
2. Board House Coffee Shop
Board House is a coffee shop that looks to inspire and provide the local community a unique escape from the stresses of life, whether for five minutes or a few hours. Along with your seasonal pumpkin spiced latte must-have, you can also get paninis, baked good, and even stick around for a beer!
Where: 11901 Santa Monica Blvd,
Hours: Saturday-Sunday 6:30 a.m. to 7:00p.m.
3. Dinosaur Café
Dinosaur Café is an aesthetic dream that seems right out of our Instagram “Inspo” bookmark. It’s a laid-back daytime coffeehouse that makes a noteworthy iced latte.
Where: 4334 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029.
Hours: open Sunday-Monday from 7 a.m.-7p.m.
4. Chimney Coffee House
Chimney Coffee House has evolved to be the spot for creatives, professionals and families alike. And while their coffee is great, their teas steal the show. If you’re looking for a lighter caffeine fix, try their refreshing new Blended Thai Rose Tea Latte!
Where: 1100 N Main St. B
Hours: open daily from 8 a.m. -4p.m.
5. Coffee for Sasquatch
Coffee for Sasquatch is a sanctuary away from the Los Angeles hustle where you can sit back and enjoy your lavender iced latte amidst a cozy urban jungle. Coffee for Sasquatch offers teas, coffees, espresso, macchiatos and a handful of other flavored drinks.
Where: 7020 Melrose Avenue
Hours: M-F 7am-4pm Sat-Sun 8:00am-5pm.
6. Alfred Coffee Melrose Place
A coffee shop with a stylish perspective. Alfred is a coffee shop designed with the complete customer experience in mind. While their tagline may be “But first, coffee” (which, to be fair, who’s isn’t?) their mission is, “for every person to walk out of [their] cafes as thrilled with their experience as they are with their drink.” Both a tea and coffee house with several locations throughout Los Angeles county, they serve up cool vibes and delicious coffee.
Where: 8428 Melrose Pl
Hours: open daily 7 a.m.-8 p.m.
7. Verve Coffee Shop
A quaint coffee shop located and brewed in Santa Cruz, Verve Coffee take their roast seriously, and oversee the complete coffee experience, from seed to cup. There are also several locations throughout the Los Angles area that serves raw juices, wheatgrass shots, and shakes.
Where: DTLA, various other locations
Hours: Open daily from 8am.-3p.m.
8. Philz Coffee Shop
Located in Downtown Los Angeles, Philz Coffee Shop prides itself on having over 20 customized blends from all over the world. They even have their own roasting plant in Oakland, California! According to the shop, their unique blends bring together different cultures and flavors.
Where: DTLA, various other locations
Hours: open Sunday-Monday 6a.m. – 6p.m.,
9. Urth Caffe
With over nine locations serving the California area, this café has certainly made its mark. Urth Caffe offers a little bit of everything, from full blown breakfasts to pecan sticky buns, but their spiced chai and adorable latte art is what wins us over. They also have milk teas, green tea boba, and so much more.
Where: DTLA, various locations
Hours: Sunday-Thursday 7a.m.-10p.m. Friday-Saturday 7p.m.-11p.m.
10. Tilt Coffee Bar
This small coffee bar serves up coffee that’s as good as it is pretty. Their most recommended creation? The “cloud mocha” and “cloud latte” (one is only served hot, the other cold). It’s a heavenly mix of espresso, chocolate, milk, and cold cream.
Where: 334 South Main Street Kiosk #1
Hours: Monday-Saturday from 7am-6pm, and Sunday from 9am-6pm
11. Local Fixure
This charming coffee bar and gift shop has it all. From curated knick-knacks that make the perfect gifts, to seasonal drinks served hot and cold, to an outdoor patio–there’s something for everyone.
Where: 6728 Bright Ave, Whittier, CA 90601
Hours: Sundays 8am–5p, Mondays through Thursday, 8am–6pm, Fridays through Saturdays 8am–7pm
featured image source: @coffee.forsasquatch