My Favorite LA Coffee Shops

hey all!

its been *quite* awhile since i posted a LA guide post, and i really wanna keep it up and running for all of you headed to LA, or in LA & needing new suggestions! because i am a second semester senior i’ve been loading up on my caffine intake  – guys you wouldn’t believe how sitting in a coffee shop doing homework does the trick! – so in honor of my coffee (and matcha, can’t ever forget about that!) vibes here is a grouping of my favorite LA – and greater LA, i even included some pasadena! – places! as always, these wonderful shots have been taken by my sister alix!

in no particular order here we go!

lavender and honey

1383 E Washington Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91104


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a small and cute coffee shop in pasadena, the place has AH-ma-ZING toasts (seriously order the L&H toast – you won’t be sorry!) and such a cute little atmosphere. its a super cute and easy place to sit down with your computer or bullet journal and just work and relax enjoying coffee, toast, sandwiches or salads.


locations in DTLA, hollywood, venice, noho and the grove


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groundworks is a super unique coffee house because it has a total seattle vibe, great coffee and awesome dairy free nut and other milks! their “bitches brew” (their roast!) is insane and my family has picked up some of their bags from whole foods and its an awesome sunday morning brew!

blue bottle coffee

locations in the arts district, echo park, los feliz, dtla and beverly hills


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actually, this is one of my favorite places ever. i love the aesthetic, i love the lattes and i love the pastry section (dude their waffles are CRAZY GOOD!) and their cascara fizz is such a good alternative when you don’t feel like coffee.

urth caffe

locations in melrose, beverly hills, santa monica, pasadena and DTLA


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urth is an awesome spot to get coffee and matcha (their japanese tea latte IS superior!) and their food is awesome, its great to get brunch their potatoes are the BOMB, their gluten free cereal is BOMB and all of their soups are great! they have a super cute atmosphere and its awesome to sit with friends and catch up.

again coffee

132 W Green St, Pasadena, CA 91105


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this is a fairly new spot in pasadena, and has coffee and a few food items during the day and ramen at night! kinda a surprising combo but their coffee AND their matcha is amazing – and GUYS they have a super unique ‘charcoal waffle’ (pictured) it also makes for a super special place – because the environment is super bright – to study and read!

verve coffee

locations in santa monica, melrose and DTLA


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the verve in DTLA is SO COOL, they paired with juice served here to make a super cool store so they have a living plant wall (pictured) and its another super pretty place to study or work on your computer (and to get coffee pictures!).

carerra cafe

8251 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046


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this place is well known for:

a) printing images on their lattes

b) being right across from paul smith (pink wall!)

but its super cool and their matcha is pretty dang good (do you see a theme? i love matcha!) but its a good spot if you are stopping in melrose, but they also have a wall they paint outside now and then so its another great place to stop.

cafe de leche

locations in la and pasadena


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i often visit the one in pasadena, but i do really enjoy their outside patio – its perfect for working on your computer and just cranking out the homework.


locations in beverly hills, brentwood, melrose, silverlake and studio city

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last but not least, BUT FIRST, COFFEE! alfred’s on melrose is iconic, you’ve probably heard about it, or are planning on going. and yes, its GOOD. their latte is great, their kombucha is great, their matcha is great. and thats it!


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