LA COFFEE GUIDE

If you know me you'll know that I live for a good cup of coffee! Well, I finally put together a little guide for my favorite spots all over LA! 

These are just some of my favorite little spots that I frequent in LA (excluding the valley), and what I recommend :) 

GROUNDWORK COFFEE CO. 

NOHO, DTLA, Larchmont, Beverly Hills

My person favorite location is the one in NOHO and they make a delicious Mexican Mocha or Iced Americano! 

 

ALFRED COFFEE

Silver Lake, Studio City, WEHO, Brentwood

There are many Alfred locations throughout LA and they're all pretty unique! While yes, the aesthetic of these shops is super instagrammable - they have DELICIOUS coffee & pastries. I usually get an iced almond milk latte or a hot oat milk one, along with a kouign amann. G personally loves their nitro brew.

 
 
 

INTELLIGENTSIA

Silver Lake, Pasadena, Abbot Kinney

I could sit at Intelligentsia all day! Their Silver Lake location is the cutest, but their Venice and Pasadena ones also have such a relaxed vibe. Try their Black Cat Classic Espresso - it's delicious and I use a blend of their coffee at home! Do yourself a favor and try their cornflake cookie - you'll be hooked!

EIGHTFOLD COFFEE  

Echo Park

I love this Echo Park/Angelino Heights staple! They've got a great pourover and of course their almond milk lattes are amazing. They recently added a food menu as well :) 

 

LA COLOMBE

Century City, Silver Lake

I tried La Colombe for the first time while I was in D.C. and fell in love with their triple draft latte! Their Silver Lake location is definitely my favorite one in LA.

 

BLUE BOTTLE

Beverly Hills, DTLA, Venice, Los Feliz

This San Francisco-originated coffee is delicious! G loves their New Orleans for a sweeter cup and they also have yummy affogato! Their Beverly Hills location on Beverly is my favorite but that's only because Charlie Hunnam from Sons of Anarchy and Jake Gyllenhaal frequent it!! 

 

DINOSAUR COFFEE

Silver Lake

Try their coconut cacao cold brew or their cortado!

 

BLUESTONE LANE

Studio City, Venice

This Aussie coffee shop is so good! Flat whites are my go to when I visit any Aussie coffee shop and they also have a delicious food menu with (of course) avocado toast! Their pastries are from a local favorite Mr. Holmes Bakehouse!

PRIMO PASSO COFFEE CO.

Santa Monica

This Santa Monica shop is delicious and definitely makes a great macchiato! If you want a sweeter drink, try the Positano. They also have delicious tea.

URTH CAFFE

Pasadena, Beverly Hills, WEHO, Santa Monica

Urth has some seriously yummy breakfast and lunch but I actually LOVE their coffee! Their lattes are the size of my head and they have an extensive coffee menu! Try their Spanish Latte, almond milk cap or Caffe Quadra (extra strong!) My favorite location is the Pasadena one :) 

RED WINDOW COFFEE

Studio City

I go to Red Window about once a week on my way to work! They've got some really friendly baristas and they make an amazing flat white!

 

KINGS ROAD

Beverly Hills

This is my OG favorite and I will forever love their almond milk lattes (the foooooam!) Their food is also delicious and a perfect Saturday or Sunday brunch stop! 

 
 
 

BLACK ELEPHANT COFFEE

Atwater Village

This unique little coffee shop reminds me of the coffee shops I used to frequent in Orange County! It's delicious and definitely not overpriced (lots of LA coffee shops are guuuuuilty of this.)

 
 
 

Other notable shops in LA: Coffee for Sasquatch, Verve, Copa Vida, Cafe Vita, Paper or Plastik, Great White, Dogtown Coffee, and Maru Coffee!