Los Angeles’ Great Coffee Shops

On days like today, it’s perfect to camp out on your couch. Or, head to one of these great coffee shops and bunker up:

Paper or Plastik Cafe
Located in a little nook of Mid-City, you’ll find some of the best java in town from roasters like Ecco Caffe and Coava. It may be a bit on the pricey side. It’s not the kind of place you want to roll into wearing your PJs. 5772 W Pico Blvd., 323.935.0268

Graffiti Sublime Coffee
More than just the coffe, this is the kind of place you’ll want to move into. It has a slick minimalist feel and serves up Intelligentsia drip. Plus, they even serves up, Fonuts! 180 South La Brea Ave.

Bourbon Street Cafe
Order the Fat Americano (Coke and Espresso) and get ready for an energy rush. To relax for some you time, order up the Vanilla Affogatto (scoop of vanilla ice cream on espresso). 698 S Vermont Ave., Suite 103, 213.388.7888

Muse on 8th
This place has a rotating gallery of pieces plastered on its walls. With neighborhood charm, they serve up vegan fare too.  759 S La Brea Ave., 323.933.6873

Lamill Coffee Boutique
The wacky, lavish, plush interiors are the perfect place to order up an Orange Infused Cappuccino with Cacao or a Jelly Donut Coffee. 1636 Silver Lake Blvd., 323.663.4441

Demitasse
There’s a chemistry-lab dedicated to the delicious brew here. Try the Lavender Hot Chocolate, the Date Latte with fruit-infused syrup, and the locally sourced treats like macaroons go well with any drink! Demitasse also holds home-brewing events and roasting classes. 135 S San Pedro St., 213.613.9300

Bourgeois Pig
This eclectic coffee spot is known by most in Los Angeles. It’s like Snow White‘s dwarves stepped into a disco with tree stumps as tables, fairy lights, and billiards in the back. But, despite the dimly lit vibe, people are always buzzing away on their laptops. 5931 Franklin Ave., 323.464.6008

Zinque
This shop is perfect for those who work and play hard. You can show up at 6:30 am, sip as many cups of Joe as you need to get yourself going, then by 4 pm, you’re wrapping up just in time for a happy hour wind-down with wine. Accompany it with the Caviar Toast Tartine and Chocolate Croissants. 600 Venice Blvd., 310.437.0970

Stir Crazy Coffee Shop
At $1.85 for bottomless beverages all day, this is your best price point, but may not be the best Joe in town! People bunker down for hours and get their work done here. Who wouldn’t at that price? 6903 Melrose Ave., 323.934.4656

Bricks & Scones
This quirky coffee shop has B.Y.O.Mug for an instant 10% off. The second level is where your phone is off and you are in study hall mode. They also have their own library where you can take a book as long as you leave one. Coffee’s served here, but you’ll want to have a scone with tea here. 403 N Larchmont Blvd., 323.463.0811

Sabor Y Cultura Cafe
People rave about the Mexican Mocha here, and its mix of spices like cinnamon and chili powder. The atmosphere is great to grab a small bite, host a mini-meeting, and at night, enjoying the open mic featuring musicians, poets, and writers. 5625 Hollywood Blvd., 323.466.0481

The Conservatory for Coffee, Tea, and Cocoa
For 14-plus years, this Culver City spot has been making its popular sugar-free vanilla lattes and Mexican Mocha Lattes. 10117 Washington Blvd., 310.558.0436

Intelligentsia Coffee & Tea
Everyone in Los Angeles knows this place. The line outside the door and sometimes up the Abbot Kinney is a norm. A non-fat latte will get those juices flowing! 1331 Abbot Kinney Blvd., 310.399.1233

Handsome Coffee Roasters
Don’t dare ask for sugar or anything but whole milk at this hipster hangout. The three owners came from Intelligentsia and if you don’t like the way they brew it, you can fulfill your need elsewhere! 582 Mateo St., 213.621.4194

Black Cat Bakery and Cafe
Across from the mayhem of the grove, this quaint cafe is a welcome refuge from the chaos. We recommend you sit outside, eat a hearty breakfast while you down your coffee. 519 S Fairfax Ave., 323.932.1500

Espresso Profeta
Order a White Velvet and you’ll feel like you took a trip to Europe. The combo of the deliciously sweet drink, exposed brick, vines along the windows, and outside patio, you’ll be transported in no time! 1129 Glendon Ave., 310.208.3375

Other Notables:
Legal Grind, 2640 Lincoln Blvd., 310.452.8160
coffee + food, 5630 Melrose Ave., 323.962.3390
Commissary, 801 Fairfax Ave., 323.782.1465
Dogtown, 2003 Main St., 310.310.3665
The Oaks Gourmet, 1915 N Bronson Ave., 323.871.8894
Food + Lab, 3206 W Sunset Blvd., 323.661.2666
Spring For Coffee, 548 Spring St., Suite 106, 213.228.0041
Café Dulcé, 134 Japanese Village Plaza, Building E, 213.346.9910
Echo Lake Coffee Co., 1202 N Alvarado St., Suite A, 213.483.3955
Chango Coffee, 1559 Echo Park Ave., 213.977.9161
The Trails Cafe, 2333 Fern Dell Dr., 323.871.2102 

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