As you know, it’s sometimes difficult to wake up and start doing something in the morning. Each person has different ways of morning awakening, and very often it can’t be imagined without a cup of strong aromatic drink. Coffee preparation process is the whole art, so sometimesyou can trust it to professionals. Fortunately, in Los Angeles there are many miraculous and cozy establishments where you can enjoy espresso, cappuccino or latte.
Well, if while traveling to Los Angeles you decide to start your morning with an incredibly tasty coffee, then it can be an excellent idea to pick up car rental in Pasadena nearby LA and check out one of the following places…
Intelligentsia Coffee & Tea is a Chicago-based coffee roasting company, which has started to work in 1995. Their products can be found in cafes and restaurants across America and even in Canada. Grain is purchased directly from producers in South and Central America, Ethiopia, and East Africa. In 2007, the company opened its first establishment in Los Angeles – on Sunset Boulevard in Silver Lake. Then several cafes were opened in Pasadena and Venice neighborhoods.
What to try: Black Cat Project espresso.
Address: 3922 Sunset Blvd, LA
Working Hours: Sunday-Wednesday 6am-8pm, Thursday-Saturday 6am-10pm
UrthCaffé is a company specializing in organic coffee and tea varieties. This brand can be found in good restaurants or directly in branded establishments. In Los Angeles, they are located in Downtown, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica and Pasadena. UrthCaffé positions itself as the “establishment of organic philosophy”. You’ll find there everything – from coffee beans to latte to baked pumpkin pie. Of course, each ingredient supports the idea of a healthy and eco-friendly diet. Travelers note a pleasant and cozy atmosphere as well as friendly staff.
What to try: Spanish latte, Urth Dolce espresso, pumpkin pie.
Address: 8565 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood
Working Hours: Friday and Saturday 6am-12am, Sunday-Thursday 6am-11pm
Demitasse is a small coffee spot. In total, there are 2 establishments in Los Angeles: in the area of Little Tokyo and in Santa Monica. Its baristas are real enthusiasts who started working as ordinary coffee lovers and then became professional roasters. Each barista has the own branded coffee drink. You will find there coffee blends from Ethiopia with light fruit notes, from Papua New Guinea with a touch of cherry, from Uganda with a taste of nutmeg, from Nicaragua with a note of dark chocolate and others. Coffee can be brewed both in a classic way, and, for example, served in a siphon.
Also, Demitasse owners hold various meetings and events, on which they roast, brew, drink and simply discuss coffee.
What to try: Cuban minty coffee with ice – ‘iced mint cubano’, siphon coffee, hot chocolate with lavender.
Address: 6363 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles
Working Hours: Monday-Friday 7am-5pm, Saturday and Sunday closed
Lamill Coffee brand represents several coffee shops in Los Angeles. In addition, it delivers its coffee blends to some local cafes. The most popular Lamill Coffee establishment is situated in Silver Lake.
Suppliers of coffee beans are chosen incredibly carefully, because the company is confident that the ultimate taste of the drink is determined by the quality of the ingredients. Special equipment and exact coffee-brewing time allow you to get quality and delicious drink. In Lamill,you can order coffee brewed in a variety of ways – from the French press to the siphon, chemex and pour-over.
What to try: caramel latte with almond milk, Blanco y Negro dessert with coffee granite and vanilla ice cream.
Address: 1636 Silver Lake Blvd, Los Angeles
Working Hours: Monday-Sunday 7am-7pm
This small cafe with its own bakery is located near Japanese Village Plaza in the Little Tokyo area. In Café Dulcé, both common coffee and drinks based on it are equally good. You can order there a classic espresso, and coffee, brewed by the pour-over or drip method (from $3 till $5). By the way, organic masala – Indian tea with milk and spices is also available at $5.
What to try: Japanese-style Hario hand drip, coffee with ice – Dulcé iced coffee, and donuts with bacon.
Address: 134 Japanese Village Plaza Mall, Los Angeles
Working Hours: Monday-Sunday 8am-10pm
Balconi Coffee Company
This small establishment on West Olympic boulevard is famous for its creative approach to making drinks. Nowhere else in Los Angeles you will see such beautiful drawings on coffee foam! Balconi Coffee uses beans from local roasters – ‘withafecitoorganico’. After you make an order, the barista will introduce your drink and will offer to smell freshly ground coffee. In this establishment everything corresponds to the concept of enjoying a drink: there’s no Wi-Fi, and working hours begin from 7 am. So, a cup of coffee on the run is not what you can find in Balconi.
What to try: Almond essent latte, coffee from a siphon and a bar with pecan nuts.
Address: 11301 Olympic Blvd #124, Los Angeles
Working Hours: Monday-Friday 7am-10pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am-10pm
G&B Coffee is a coffee shop, named after the first letters of the names of its founders – Glanville and Babinski. It’s located in the Grand Central Market. You can drink there a familiar espresso or try something new. The fame of G & B Coffee was brought by coffee with ice. Because of the unusual serving and original taste, visitors call the local version of the drink the “cocktail-dessert”.
What to try: lactose-free cappuccino with almonds and macadamia, milkshake with vanilla ice cream.
Address: 317 S Broadway C19, Los Angeles
Working Hours: Thursday-Saturday 7am-8pm, Sunday-Wednesday 7am-7pm