Specialty coffee keeps making headlines in Los Angeles, with new entrants coming monthly and continuing news of out-of-town roasters looking to take a piece of the metropolis pie. Consumers are the ones that win, with top-shelf cafes boasting caffeinated shots and brewing small batches of drip coffee to order. This list is now nearly exhaustive of the entire city from Westside to Eastside, with updated information on LA's Best Coffee Shops, showcasing each spot's commitment to fair, or even direct, trade coffee beans, and coffee brewed with the utmost care.
7/24: Added: Brew, Caffe Luxxe, Primo Passo, Lamill, Two Guns, Espresso Profeta, Cafe de Leche, Balconi Coffee
12/13: Added: Cognoscenti Coffee Bar, Broome St. General Store, Bourbon Street Cafe, Fix Coffee, Tierra Mia, Jones Coffee Roasters, G&B at SQIRL, Cafecito Organico Malibu