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LA’s Top: The 10 Best Coffee Shops in Los Angeles 

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Cup of joe, dirt, java, brew, go-go juice…there are many names for a cup of coffee. Whatever you call it, coffee is a way of life for many Los Angelenos and that’s why we’ve curated a list of the 10 Best Coffee Shops in LA that aren’t just a place grab a cup of beans, but a place to gather, socialize and enjoy nature’s caffeine bounty.

Bricks and Scones

403 North Larchmont Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90004
Phone: (323) 463-0811
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Bricks and Scones is a family run coffee shop that offers a cozy place to get a cup of coffee in a snug and warm atmosphere. In the study, each patron of Bricks and Scones can have their own desk and lamp to really get some work done in a quiet space. They also serve a variety of sandwiches, salads, and breakfast as well as the highest-quality coffee and a wide selection of teas from Lupicia Fresh Tea.

go get em tiger

230 North Larchmont Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90004
(323) 380-5359
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Located in the heart of Larchmont, Go get em tiger is brought to us by the guys behind G&B. Instead of lines you can go right up to the bar and order straight from the barista. The almond milk cappuccino seems to be a customer favorite.

Taza

11 West Huntington Drive
Arcadia, California 91007
(626) 538-2233
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Taza focuses on serving an amazing cup of coffee in a friendly and social atmosphere. Located in the heart of Arcadia, Taza believes in the power of coffee as a vehicle to amazing social interactions. Featuring hand crafted espresso and coffee drinks made to order, Sugarbloom pastries and Fosselman’s ice cream Taza is more than just a coffee shop, it’s a way of life.

Verve Coffee Roasters

8051 W. 3rd Street
Los Angeles , CA 90048
(323) 746-5070
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Verve was created in Santa Cruz but has expanded to not one but three locations throughout Los Angeles. Their newest location on 3rd Street has quickly become the go-to spot for LA locals for a cup of beans. Verve has started the farm level initiative that bridges the gap between farm level and street level to provide a divine cup of fair trade coffee.

Urth Caffe

2327 Main St.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 314 7040
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Founded in 1989 as a company selling non-toxic and natural products for the home, Urth Caffe has become a large proponent in the organic and natural coffee industry. “Urth” is an old Welsh root spelling of Earth and “Caffe” is Italian for coffee and to them “Urth Caffe” means ancient, earthly, natural coffee beans, or organic, heirloom coffee. With five locations throughout Los Angeles and the newest shop in Laguna Beach, Urth Caffe offers the best cup of joe.

Intelligentsia

55 East Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, California 91105
(626) 578-1270
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Established in 1995 in Chicago, Intelligentsia has quickly expanded to three shops in Los Angeles. The shop in Pasadena is the third established in LA and the largest.  Brewing on a temperamental 12-kilo roaster, Intelligentsia coffees are fresh roasted daily in vintage German roasters which give its coffee a distinct taste. Each of the Intelligentsia locations In Los Angeles offer their own unique atmosphere and vibe that reflects the spirit of the neighborhood it’s located in.

LAMILL

1636 Silver Lake Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(323) 663-4441
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With headquarters in Alhambra, CA, LAMILL Coffee is on a roast-to-order philosophy, which guarantees absolute perfection in every cup. Located in Silverlake, their retail boutique offers drip coffee that may be enjoyed in a variety of methods, including Clover, Chemex, Siphon, Eva Solo and French Press. They also serve espresso drinks, using a one of a kind, hand-pounded brass La Marzocco espresso machine. In addition, they have a wide variety of tea offerings, specialty drinks and signature drinks, including Hong Kong Milk Tea, Green Tea Mojito, Cafe Con Leche, Coffee & A Jelly Donut, and even a Pink Lady, which is sweetened berry hibiscus tea topped with soda.

Coffee Commissary

801 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 782-1465
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The Coffee Commissary strives to pursue the perfect cup of coffee and with several shops spread across Los Angeles, finding the perfect cup is just around the corner. The atmosphere is relaxed and cool and their signature drinks such as the Commissary Cubano are amazing. Coffee beans from Portland’s Coava Coffee Roasters and Seattle’s Victrola Coffee Roasters are always on special and the Espresso drinks are churned out with hand made care using their 2 Group La Marzocco Strada machine.

Menotti’s Coffee Stop

56 Windward Avenue
Venice, CA 90291
(310) 392-7232
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Located in sun-filled Venice Beach, Menotti’s offers the charm, friendly service and great coffee that keeps customers coming back. Menotti’s brews San Francisco’s Four Barrel coffee which has recently become popular thanks to its old-fashioned roasting style and taste. With a motto of “inspiring the neighborhood together, one cup at a time,” Menotti’s encourages the social scene with it’s standing-only counter.

Stumptown

806 South Santa Fe Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90021
(213) 337-0936
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With a focus on quality, Stumptown is becoming wildly popular by providing delicious tasting coffee. Each cup of Stumptown coffee warms your hand and fills your nose with the tasty aroma. Created by Duane Sorenson, Stumptown beans are meticulously and responsibly sourced, carefully roasted and thoughtfully brewed to bring out the flavor for each cup of coffee.

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