Scouting your next location to shoot an OOTD? Grab a macchiato or cold brew while you’re at it! LA is the place to find the perfect blend of great coffee and an instagram-worthy scene. Here’s a look at our picks for the best coffee shops in the Los Angeles that are not just aesthetically pleasing, but have delicious coffee too!
1. Verve Coffee
Verve Coffee Roasters has multiple cafes to choose from in LA. The one on Spring Street is a favorite because of the garden patio seating. The coffee at Verve is truly a work of art. You can also purchase blends to take and brew at home. “The 1950” is a blend of sweetness and spice that will keep you coming back for more.
2. Dulce Dos
Dulce Dos has a great neo-retro vibe to it. The sandwiches and pastries are delicious, but it’s really about the coffee in this place. Dulce also has an amazing Matcha organic green tea bar if you’re in the mood for something with more of a fruit zing.
There are several branches of Alfred across LA, but the one on Melrose Place is world famous. The motto of, ‘But First, Coffee’ is so true in this favorite hangout. It’s almost as if the decor was made for Instagram users. The Americano is a favorite of regulars.
4. Olive & Thyme
How does a gourmet sandwich shop and cafe make our list of the best coffee shops in LA? Here’s a hint: The coffee is incredible! Most of the foods have a Middle Eastern flair to them, from the salad fattoush to the chicken sandwich with hummus. The stuffed pastries from Valerie Confections in Hollywood go great with a fresh-brewed coffee. There are even a few great patio/sidewalk tables if you want to take it outside.
5. Joan’s on Third
Joan’s on Third is a food lover’s paradise and an institution in LA. The breakfast, lunch and dinner menus seem nearly endless. Whether you’re a meat lover or a vegetarian, you’ll find something to satisfy your hunger. You will also be happy to enjoy an authentic cappuccino with your meal.
6. G&B Coffee
G&B Coffee in Grand Central Market is one of those places you have to visit in LA. If it’s a hot day, try the “Affogato;” espresso and ice cream is one of the best inventions of all time. Most of their beans are from Colombia and Ethiopia. You can try most of the blends before taking one home. The “Alaka” is a favorite of visitors and locals.
7. Intelligentsia Coffeebar
Intelligentsia is so great that their beans are used in a lot of other coffee shops around LA. Their beans are sourced from some of the most celebrated farms in Africa. This is LA coffee at its finest!