Los Angeles’ coffee culture is as varied and captivating as its sprawling landscapes. With coffee shops dedicated to the craft of sourcing the finest beans, LA’s coffee scene is set to flourish indefinitely. Here’s a curated list of LA’s top coffee shops.
Bloom & Plume Coffee
Location: 1638 W Temple St, Los Angeles, CA 90026*
Bloom & Plume stands out in LA’s coffee scene with its vibrant exterior, inviting ambiance, and signature honey lavender lattes. Maurice Harris, a co-owner with a flair for art and floral design, brings his creative passions to life in this café located in Historic Filipinotown. The menu also features delightful options such as gluten-free vegan doughnuts and a savory bacon biscuit sandwich.
Tilt Coffee Bar
Location: 334 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Specializing in coffee, Tilt Coffee Bar also boasts an impressive selection of matcha and teas. Nestled in the Medallion apartments, Tilt is a haven for coffee aficionados in search of exceptional service and a robust single-origin cold brew.
Patria Coffee Roasters
Location: 108 N Alameda St, Compton, CA 90221
Since its 2018 opening in Compton, Patria Coffee Roasters has become more than just a café, serving as a vibrant community hub. Here, patrons can enjoy top-quality beans sourced globally and roasted locally. The café’s LAUSD-style coffee cake is a nostalgic treat for locals.
Location: 5526 North Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, California 90042*
Highly Likely brightens the day with its breakfast and lunch offerings, along with a comprehensive coffee menu curated by Emily Elmore of Dayglow, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy their coffee on the inviting patio, weather permitting.
Rose Park Roasters
Location: 3044 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90814
A gem within Long Beach, Rose Park Roasters is a community favorite when it comes to coffee shops. The Fourth Street café invites guests to relax by its expansive windows, enjoying house-made pastries, while the Pine Street location serves beer and wine.
Location: 380 S Lake Ave #111, Pasadena, CA 91101
Mandarin Coffee in Pasadena’s Burlington Arcade offers a glass-covered courtyard that complements its espresso and specialty drinks, like the sweetened coconut cream cappuccino. This Asian and woman-owned café provides a welcoming seating area for guests.
Location: 520 Whittier Blvd #D, Montebello, CA 90640
At Café Santo, located in the BLVD MRKT, the Oaxacan mocha reigns supreme. This Oaxacan-inspired coffee shop greets visitors at the food hall’s entrance, serving up delicious brioche French toast, breakfast sandwiches, and quiche.
Trung Nguyên Legend Café
Location: 9039 Bolsa Ave #101, Westminster, CA 92683
A visit to Trung Nguyên Legend Café in Little Saigon is well worth the trip for its legendary Vietnamese coffee. Opened in 2023, the café delights with robusta and arabica blends from Vietnam, served in a traditional phin or as espresso drinks, all presented on ornate wooden trays.
10 Speed Coffee
Location: 23504 Calabasas Rd, Calabasas, CA 91302
With locations throughout Southern California, 10 Speed Coffee is known for its strong brews and inviting atmosphere, especially cozy in its Calabasas location.
Location: 18600 Ventura Blvd, Tarzana, CA 91356
In the San Fernando Valley, Laidrey is cherished for its ethically sourced beans and the signature maple oat latte. Owner Gacia Tachejian ensures quality in every cup.
Cognoscenti Coffee Bar
Location: 6114 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA
Since 2009, Cognoscenti Coffee in Culver City has been a modernist haven for coffee purists, offering straightforward, high-quality coffee drinks made by knowledgeable baristas.
Location: 710 N Edinburgh Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Community Goods is known for its consistent lines and exceptional coffee, such as the einspänner latte, a delightful mix of sweetened cream, cocoa, and espresso. Don’t miss the breakfast sliders.
Location: 1865 S Mansfield Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90019*
Jurassic Magic offers a retreat from the digital world, encouraging in-person interaction with its unique Magic Latte, a concoction of condensed oat milk and a proprietary spice blend.
South LA Cafe at the Hollywood Bowl
Location: 2301 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90068
South LA Cafe provides a premium coffee experience at the Hollywood Bowl, perfect for morning energizers or pre-concert refreshments. Additional locations are spread throughout the city.
Alchemist Coffee Project at the Pearl
Location: 687 S Hobart Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90005
Alchemist Coffee Project is a Koreatown favorite, serving coffee made from Onyx Coffee beans and notable breakfast sandwiches, with the convenience of free one-hour parking.
Obet & Del’s Coffee
Location: 5233 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Obet & Del’s, nestled in Thai Town, is a Black- and Filipino-owned shop where customers can enjoy Filipino iced coffee with ube oat milk and the signature Thai Town latte.
Location: 2881 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90006
Memorylook in Koreatown excels with its coffee, matcha lattes, and unique desserts. The café is a popular spot for those looking to work or relax, offering both indoor and outdoor seating.
Location: In front of the Vista Theater in Los Feliz, California
Film director Quentin Tarantino pays tribute to actress Pam Grier with Pam’s Coffy, serving custom beans by Jones Coffee Roasters. This café is a nod to the 1973 film Coffy.
This guide showcases the diverse and vibrant coffee culture of Los Angeles, highlighting coffee shops that offer unique brews, cozy atmospheres, and community spaces across the city.