10 Best Cafes In Los Angeles, California

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Most people today cannot even consider starting their day without a cup of coffee. It’s become a staple in everyone’s daily life from their morning kick-start fuel to simple date plans. Coffee’s origins are widely debated, as some claim it originated from Ethiopia by way of an observant goatherd while others claim it came to from the Arabian peninsula. Presently, coffee is mass produced in over 70 countries, the largest being Brazil. These places grow the coffee plant, whose berries yield beans which are then roasted. The two most commonly used beans include C. arabica and C. robusta. The active ingredient of this delectable drink is caffeine, which has numerous health benefits when a moderate amount (3-4 cups) is consumed daily. These include a decrease in mortality, lower risk of heart disease, lower risk of Parkinson’s disease and type two diabetes. Brewing coffee has become an art form with many cafes specializing in it to provide the perfect coffee experience. Keep reading to find out about the top 10 cafes in Los Angeles, California, to have the best coffee experience!

1. Caffe Vita

Café Vita was established in Seattle in 1995. They have expanded to produce coffee in nine cafes in the Pacific North West, roasteria cafes in NYC and Portland, as well as the café in Los Angeles. They pride themselves on maintaining a long-term fruitful relationship with coffee growers in over 10 countries, as well as ensuring that they have sustainable farming practices. Café Vita imports their coffee beans directly from the farming site and ensures that the fresh beans are roasted onsite. For those who wish to learn the art of brewing, they are welcome to visit the brewing school held in the Capitol Hill outlet.

Caffe Vita

Address: Silverlake 4459 W Sunset Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90027

Website: Caffe Vita

Opening Hours: Monday - Friday: 6am - 8pm; Saturday & Sunday: 7am - 8pm

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2. Paramount Coffee Project

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Paramount Coffee Project is a café located in Los Angeles. It is the second of two cafes, the first having been established in Surry Hills, Sydney in 2013. The first Paramount Coffee Project was started as a collaboration between Paramount House and Reuben Hills. The two companies wanted to experiment and explore everything from growing methods, different roasting styles, brewing methods of coffee. They feature an all-day menu with healthy food items and a range of delicious brews.

Paramount Coffee Project

Address: 456 N Fairfax Los Angeles CA 90036

Website: Paramount Coffee Project

Opening Hours: Monday - Saturday: 7am - 5pm; Sunday: 8am - 5pm

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3. Coffee Commissary

Coffee Commissary is a cafe in Los Angeles whose tagline is “in pursuit of the perfect cup” and so far, it does not seem to disappoint! Customer reviews reveal that they have never been disappointed by a cup of coffee bought here. They all feature an all-day breakfast and lunch menu, as well as a weekend brunch menu. They have plenty of seating and parking, but charging points are scarce, so visitors should be sure to bring their electronics fully charged. It also has loud music which makes it more ideal for people who want to relax and catch up, rather than those who wish to study or work.

Coffee Commissary

Address: 801 N Fairfax Ave Los Angeles, CA 90046Beverly Grove

Website: [Coffee Commissary(http://www.coffeecommissary.com/)

Opening Hours: Daily: 7:00 am - 8:00 pm

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4. Go Get Em Tiger

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Go Get Em Tiger is a cafe founded in Los Angeles. It’s unique because they have created a flavour field, which is a visual colour-coded chart that can be used to compare the different coffee blends they serve and permits newbie coffee drinkers to expand their palate. They also host a series of classes and events for people to learn how to brew the perfect cup of coffee. Please note that it has bar-style seating, so its ideal for the grab-and-go coffee rather than a sit-and-relax atmosphere.

Go Get Em Tiger

Address: 230 N Larchmont Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90004 Windsor Square

Website: Go Get Em Tiger

Opening Hours: Daily: 6:30 am to 6:00 pm

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5. Dinosaur Coffee

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Dinosaur Coffee is a pet-friendly cafe in Los Angeles. Although it does not have WiFi, it is perfect for those who want to have a conversation, read a book or just relax while enjoying a cup of coffee. An added bonus is that it’s extremely Instagrammable, perfect to brighten up follower feeds!

Dinosaur Coffee

Address: 4334 W Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90029 Silver Lake

Website: Dinosaur Coffee

Opening Hours: Daily: 7 am - 7 pm

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6. Demitasse Cafe

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Demitasse Cafe is a coffee shop in Los Angeles, founded and run by a few coffee geeks who turned professional. They insist on using locally grown produce for everything from the coffee beans to the ingredients for the food items. Something interesting about this establishment is that each of the baristas has a signature drink which guests can only order if they are working on the bar.

Demitasse Cafe

Address: 135 S San Pedro St Los Angeles, CA 90012 Little Tokyo, Downtown

Website: Demitasse Cafe

Opening Hours: Monday - Friday: 6am - 7pm; Saturday & Sunday: 7am - 7pm

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7. Intelligentsia Coffee & Tea

Intelligentsia Coffee and Tea is a cafe in Los Angeles that was established in 1995. The founders preferred using more antique equipment than the state-of-the-art modern ones, in order to make the most delicious brew of coffee. They also emphasize direct trade practices in order to create strong partnerships with the growers, while cutting out the middlemen. The cafe is usually crowded but features good music and even better coffee.

Intelligentsia Coffee & Tea

Address: 3922 West Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, California 90029

Website: Intelligentsia Coffee & Tea

Opening Hours: Sunday - Wednesday: 6am - 8pm; Thursday - Saturday: 6am - 10pm

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8. Stories Books And Cafe

Located in Los Angeles, also known as the hipster capital of the world, is the Stories Books and Cafe. It has a unique approach to the coffee experience - buy a book and get a coffee. It hosts a variety of books, old and new, for sale. It also has musical entertainment and open mic nights for relaxing with friends. Its the perfect place to work or to study.

Stories Books And Cafe

Address: 1716 Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90026Echo Park

Website: Stories Books And Cafe

Opening Hours: Sunday-Thursday: 8 am - 11 pm; Friday - Saturday: 8 am - 12 am

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9. C & M Cafe (Palms)

C & M Cafe is located in Los Angeles. It was established in 2013 and the founders insist on using organic food sources. This means that all their food is hormone, nitrate, and nitrite free and is entirely homegrown to promote healthy eating. Despite the extra hurdles, the food is still delicious and affordable.

C & M Cafe (Palms)

Address: 10640 Woodbine St Ste 104 Los Angeles, CA 90034 Palms

Website: C & M Cafe (Palms)

Opening Hours: Monday - Friday: 7 am - 5 pm; Saturday: 8 am - 5 pm; Sunday: 8 am - 4 pm

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10. Pitchoun

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Pitchoun is a café in Los Angeles started by a French couple, Frédéric and Fabienne. Pitchoun, the word is an affectionate French word that they call their kids. Both of them have extensive training in food preparation. Frédéric graduated from a renowned bakery in Paris, after which he spent a few years working for a French food manufacturing company. He finally decided to settle and live out his passion, whereas Fabienne’s family has a long history in food preparation. Together, they blend seamlessly to create the perfect menu containing organic foodstuff and delicious coffee.


Address: 545 S Olive St.Los Angeles, CA 90013

Website: Pitchoun

Opening Hours: Monday - Friday: 7 am - 5 pm; Saturday: 8 am - 5 pm; Sunday: 8 am - 4 pm

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Whether you’re in Los Angeles for the entertainment or simply for the coffee, you’re sure to have your fill! Take some time to cafe hop and experience all that this city has to offer!

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