clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile
A coffee from Community Goods in West Hollywood, California.
Community Goods.
Mona Holmes

19 Outstanding Coffee Bars in Los Angeles

Caffeinate well with lattes, cappuccinos, flat whites, and classic drip

View as Map
Community Goods.
| Mona Holmes

Los Angeles’s coffee scene is as distinct as its 75 miles of coastline and majestic mountains. Operators obsessed with sourcing the finest coffee beans and mastering roasting and brewing techniques mean that the city’s caffeine culture will continue to thrive. Add in Southern California’s multitude of cultures and the results are excellent pour-overs, espresso drinks, cold brews, Mexican mochas, and cà phê trứng (Vietnamese egg coffee). Here are 19 exceptional coffee bars in Los Angeles.

Read More
Eater maps are curated by editors and aim to reflect a diversity of neighborhoods, cuisines, and prices. Learn more about our editorial process.

10 Speed Coffee

Copy Link

This longtime cafe now has three locations throughout Southern California. Whether visiting 10 Speed in Santa Monica or Sawtelle, the coffee is strong and well made, while the space is a solid place to hang out for the day, especially the cozy Calabasas location.

Laidrey

Copy Link

San Fernando Valley locals love Laidrey. Owner Gacia Tachejian starts with ethically sourced beans, roasts them in-house, and develops one tasty maple oat latte at both locations.

Cognoscenti Coffee Bar

Copy Link

Culver City's modernist Cognoscenti Coffee started in 2009 and is staffed by friendly baristas who know everything about coffee. Cognoscenti doesn’t use fancy drink names and focuses on producing quality drip coffee, cappuccino, lattes, and cold brew in the Fashion District, Downtown LA, and Culver City.

Community Goods

Copy Link

If headed to Community Goods during busy hours, settle into the line with a book or a podcast. The queue is consistent, as are the stellar coffee drinks like the einspänner latte with sweetened cream, cocoa powder, double espresso, and a pinch of salt. Always order the breakfast sliders to share.

A coffee from Community Goods in West Hollywood, California.
Community Goods.
Mona Holmes

Jurassic Magic

Copy Link

Jurassic Magic is designed as a non-Wi-Fi hangout, so it’s not uncommon to see strangers engaging with one another or reading a book while drinking the cafe’s signature Magic Latte made with condensed oat milk and a spice blend that includes clove, nutmeg, cinnamon, and ginger.

South LA Cafe at the Hollywood Bowl

Copy Link

One of LA’s best daytime coffee stops is at the Hollywood Bowl. Head up the long driveway, park for free, and look to the left of the box office for South LA Cafe. Try the teas, espressos, and lavender lattes from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. or before concerts. For those not near Hollywood, find additional locations in Exposition Park, Baldwin Hills, and Jefferson Park/West Adams.

South LA Cafe at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, California.
South LA Cafe at the Hollywood Bowl.
South LA Cafe

Alchemist Coffee Project at the Pearl

Copy Link

Weekday visits to the Alchemist Coffee Project can be quite the scene given its location in the middle of Koreatown. Anyone in need of coffee that uses Onyx Coffee beans or an outstanding breakfast sandwich will be happy to visit this popular cafe. A bonus: the cafe has a free one-hour parking lot.

A latte on a table next to a laptop at Alchemist Coffee Project at the Pearl.
Alchemist Coffee Project at the Pearl.
Mona Holmes

Obet & Del's Coffee

Copy Link

Right in the middle of Thai Town is the Black- and Filipino-owned coffee shop Obet & Del’s. The exposed brick walls, retro stripe paint accents, and high ceilings make for a cozy 70s-esque room while staff prepare Filipino iced coffee with ube oat milk and Thai Town lattes with sweetened oat milk, cha yen (typically a black and rooibos tea blend), star anise, vanilla, and sweet tamarind.

Filipino iced coffee from Obet & Del’s in Los Angeles.
Obet & Del’s Coffee.
Joshua Lurie

Memorylook Coffee

Copy Link

The coffee at Koreatown’s Memorylook is as excellent as its matcha lattes, giant matcha brulee, and tiramisu doughnuts. Memorylook is an ideal cafe to work from with indoor and outdoor seating, but gets incredibly busy, so plan accordingly.

Pam's Coffy

Copy Link

Quentin Tarantino re-opened the Vista Theater in 2023 and debuted Pam’s Coffy in February 2024. The film director paid homage to iconic actress Pam Grier and named the place after her 1973 American blaxploitation film, Coffy. Pam’s Coffy uses Tarantino’s custom beans made by Jones Coffee Roasters.

A patio in front of Pam’s Coffy cafe in Los Feliz, California.
Pam’s Coffy.
Rebecca Roland

Bloom & Plume Coffee

Copy Link

The colorful facade, warm interior, and honey lavender lattes are what make Bloom & Plume one of LA’s most stylish coffee bars. Co-owner Maurice Harris has ample skill as an artist and floral designer and obsesses over both in his Historic Filipinotown cafe. Food is available too, including gluten-free vegan doughnuts and a bacon biscuit sandwich.

Tilt Coffee Bar

Copy Link

Though the coffee drinks are the specialty at Tilt, the matcha and other tea offerings are extensive. Located on the bottom floor of the Medallion apartments, Tilt is the place for coffee enthusiasts who crave good service and are in the mood for a strong single-origin cold brew.

WAFI Coffee

Copy Link

WAFI Coffee is named after the West African Farmers Initiative, a collective of West African farmers who supply the beans for this roving bicycle coffee bar. Co-founder Dennis Garsinii rides all over LA serving espressos and Americanos on a custom bike.

A man leans against a coffee bike named WAFI Coffee in Los Angeles.
WAFI Coffee.
WAFI

Patria Coffee Roasters

Copy Link

Patria Coffee Roasters opened in Compton in 2018. It is a cafe but also a community space that hosts special events. Staff serve incredible coffee beans sourced from around the globe and roast them at a site near the cafe. Those who grew up in LA will highly appreciate the LAUSD-esque coffee cake.

Patria Coffee Roasters in Compton, California.
Patria Coffee Roasters.
Patria Coffee [official]

Highly Likely

Copy Link

Highly Likely keeps things light during daytime hours with breakfast and lunch fare, plus a robust coffee menu prepared by Dayglow’s Emily Elmore from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Coffee drinks are available any time of day and are best enjoyed on the pleasant patio if the weather permits.

Rose Park Roasters

Copy Link

A local favorite, Rose Park Roasters has three locations throughout Long Beach. If ordering from the Fourth Street outlet, take a seat and enjoy the floor-to-ceiling windows and house-made pastries. Find beer and wine by the can or bottle at the Pine Street location.

Mandarin Coffee

Copy Link

Prepare to stay awhile at Mandarin Coffee in Pasadena, which is located at the Burlington Arcade’s glass-covered courtyard. This Asian and woman-owned cafe offers a seating area as enjoyable as the espresso drinks, like the cappuccino made with espresso and sweetened coconut cream.

Café Santo

Copy Link

The Oaxacan mocha is the most popular drink at BLVD MRKT’s Cafe Santo. This Oaxacan coffee bar is stationed right at the entry to the shipping container food hall and serves brioche french toast, breakfast sandwiches, and quiche as well.

Oaxacan mocha at Cafe Santo in Montebello.
Cafe Santo.
Joshua Lurie

Trung Nguyên Legend Café

Copy Link

It is worth the trek to Orange County’s Little Saigon for Trung Nguyên Legend Café. Vietnam’s legendary cafe opened in 2023 and serves phin- (coffee made with a Vietnamese filter) and espresso-based coffee drinks using Vietnamese-grown robusta and arabica beans from Buôn Ma Thuột. Everything tastes smooth without an ounce of coffee bean bitterness. Make time to try the dine-in coffee service presented on ornate wooden trays.

10 Speed Coffee

This longtime cafe now has three locations throughout Southern California. Whether visiting 10 Speed in Santa Monica or Sawtelle, the coffee is strong and well made, while the space is a solid place to hang out for the day, especially the cozy Calabasas location.

Laidrey

San Fernando Valley locals love Laidrey. Owner Gacia Tachejian starts with ethically sourced beans, roasts them in-house, and develops one tasty maple oat latte at both locations.

Cognoscenti Coffee Bar

Culver City's modernist Cognoscenti Coffee started in 2009 and is staffed by friendly baristas who know everything about coffee. Cognoscenti doesn’t use fancy drink names and focuses on producing quality drip coffee, cappuccino, lattes, and cold brew in the Fashion District, Downtown LA, and Culver City.

Community Goods

If headed to Community Goods during busy hours, settle into the line with a book or a podcast. The queue is consistent, as are the stellar coffee drinks like the einspänner latte with sweetened cream, cocoa powder, double espresso, and a pinch of salt. Always order the breakfast sliders to share.

A coffee from Community Goods in West Hollywood, California.
Community Goods.
Mona Holmes

Jurassic Magic

Jurassic Magic is designed as a non-Wi-Fi hangout, so it’s not uncommon to see strangers engaging with one another or reading a book while drinking the cafe’s signature Magic Latte made with condensed oat milk and a spice blend that includes clove, nutmeg, cinnamon, and ginger.

South LA Cafe at the Hollywood Bowl

One of LA’s best daytime coffee stops is at the Hollywood Bowl. Head up the long driveway, park for free, and look to the left of the box office for South LA Cafe. Try the teas, espressos, and lavender lattes from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. or before concerts. For those not near Hollywood, find additional locations in Exposition Park, Baldwin Hills, and Jefferson Park/West Adams.

South LA Cafe at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, California.
South LA Cafe at the Hollywood Bowl.
South LA Cafe

Alchemist Coffee Project at the Pearl

Weekday visits to the Alchemist Coffee Project can be quite the scene given its location in the middle of Koreatown. Anyone in need of coffee that uses Onyx Coffee beans or an outstanding breakfast sandwich will be happy to visit this popular cafe. A bonus: the cafe has a free one-hour parking lot.

A latte on a table next to a laptop at Alchemist Coffee Project at the Pearl.
Alchemist Coffee Project at the Pearl.
Mona Holmes

Obet & Del's Coffee

Right in the middle of Thai Town is the Black- and Filipino-owned coffee shop Obet & Del’s. The exposed brick walls, retro stripe paint accents, and high ceilings make for a cozy 70s-esque room while staff prepare Filipino iced coffee with ube oat milk and Thai Town lattes with sweetened oat milk, cha yen (typically a black and rooibos tea blend), star anise, vanilla, and sweet tamarind.

Filipino iced coffee from Obet & Del’s in Los Angeles.
Obet & Del’s Coffee.
Joshua Lurie

Memorylook Coffee

The coffee at Koreatown’s Memorylook is as excellent as its matcha lattes, giant matcha brulee, and tiramisu doughnuts. Memorylook is an ideal cafe to work from with indoor and outdoor seating, but gets incredibly busy, so plan accordingly.

Pam's Coffy

Quentin Tarantino re-opened the Vista Theater in 2023 and debuted Pam’s Coffy in February 2024. The film director paid homage to iconic actress Pam Grier and named the place after her 1973 American blaxploitation film, Coffy. Pam’s Coffy uses Tarantino’s custom beans made by Jones Coffee Roasters.

A patio in front of Pam’s Coffy cafe in Los Feliz, California.
Pam’s Coffy.
Rebecca Roland

Bloom & Plume Coffee

The colorful facade, warm interior, and honey lavender lattes are what make Bloom & Plume one of LA’s most stylish coffee bars. Co-owner Maurice Harris has ample skill as an artist and floral designer and obsesses over both in his Historic Filipinotown cafe. Food is available too, including gluten-free vegan doughnuts and a bacon biscuit sandwich.

Tilt Coffee Bar

Though the coffee drinks are the specialty at Tilt, the matcha and other tea offerings are extensive. Located on the bottom floor of the Medallion apartments, Tilt is the place for coffee enthusiasts who crave good service and are in the mood for a strong single-origin cold brew.

WAFI Coffee

WAFI Coffee is named after the West African Farmers Initiative, a collective of West African farmers who supply the beans for this roving bicycle coffee bar. Co-founder Dennis Garsinii rides all over LA serving espressos and Americanos on a custom bike.

A man leans against a coffee bike named WAFI Coffee in Los Angeles.
WAFI Coffee.
WAFI

Patria Coffee Roasters

Patria Coffee Roasters opened in Compton in 2018. It is a cafe but also a community space that hosts special events. Staff serve incredible coffee beans sourced from around the globe and roast them at a site near the cafe. Those who grew up in LA will highly appreciate the LAUSD-esque coffee cake.

Patria Coffee Roasters in Compton, California.
Patria Coffee Roasters.
Patria Coffee [official]

Highly Likely

Highly Likely keeps things light during daytime hours with breakfast and lunch fare, plus a robust coffee menu prepared by Dayglow’s Emily Elmore from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Coffee drinks are available any time of day and are best enjoyed on the pleasant patio if the weather permits.

Related Maps

Rose Park Roasters

A local favorite, Rose Park Roasters has three locations throughout Long Beach. If ordering from the Fourth Street outlet, take a seat and enjoy the floor-to-ceiling windows and house-made pastries. Find beer and wine by the can or bottle at the Pine Street location.

Mandarin Coffee

Prepare to stay awhile at Mandarin Coffee in Pasadena, which is located at the Burlington Arcade’s glass-covered courtyard. This Asian and woman-owned cafe offers a seating area as enjoyable as the espresso drinks, like the cappuccino made with espresso and sweetened coconut cream.

Café Santo

The Oaxacan mocha is the most popular drink at BLVD MRKT’s Cafe Santo. This Oaxacan coffee bar is stationed right at the entry to the shipping container food hall and serves brioche french toast, breakfast sandwiches, and quiche as well.

Oaxacan mocha at Cafe Santo in Montebello.
Cafe Santo.
Joshua Lurie

Trung Nguyên Legend Café

It is worth the trek to Orange County’s Little Saigon for Trung Nguyên Legend Café. Vietnam’s legendary cafe opened in 2023 and serves phin- (coffee made with a Vietnamese filter) and espresso-based coffee drinks using Vietnamese-grown robusta and arabica beans from Buôn Ma Thuột. Everything tastes smooth without an ounce of coffee bean bitterness. Make time to try the dine-in coffee service presented on ornate wooden trays.

Related Maps