Sometimes you just need a change of scenery. If your office lights are giving you a headache and your new coworking space just isn’t cutting it at the moment, maybe it’s time to try a coffee shop! Below is our list of the best coffee shops for studying and getting work done around the fabulous city of LA!
Whether you realize it or not, you’ve seen Alfred Coffee pop up in your Instagram feed more than once. As home of the “But first, coffee” decal and birthplace of the edible chocolate-dipped waffle cone coffee cup, Alfred Coffee is a staple for any caffeine craving Angeleno. Their three fabulously decorated locations make it easy for you to wrap your lips around an exceptionally good Americano no matter what corner of LA you are in, and to be frank, it’s impossible to not snap your very own #butfirstcoffee photo.
- Alfred Melrose: 8428 Melrose Place Los Angeles, CA 90069, (323) 944-0811
- Alfred Brentwood: 11908 San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049, (310) 853-5450
- Alfred Silverlake: 3337 1/2 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026, (323) 522-6984
Verve Coffee Roasters
The Santa Cruz based roasters have quickly expanded to the palm tree lined streets of Los Angeles. The crowned jewel being their Downtown location, with its high ceilings, white marble walls, inviting long wooden tables, and ivy wrapped outdoor seating area. Verve Coffee Roasters is the perfect place to bring your laptop and work while sipping on some world-class coffee as well as some prime juices thanks to their partnership with Juice Served Here.
- Downtown LA: 833 S. Spring St., (213) 455-5991
- Beverly Grove: 8051 W. 3rd St., (323) 746-5070
- West Hollywood: 8925 Melrose Ave., (310) 385-9605
Go Get Em Tiger
This Larchmont hot spot feels like a trendy wine bar where you, your friends, and all your neighbors go to get your 7am caffeine fix. Their large walk up bar has no line but rather encourages you to order, wait, sip and hang out while the baristas flutter about fixing cappuccinos for the people to your left and right. With a grand outline of a floating astronaut painted on the back wall and coffee milkshakes (Strauss vanilla ice cream and four shots of espresso) on their menu, Go Get Em Tiger has much to offer you and all your Instagram followers.
- 230 N Larchmont Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90004, (323) 380-5359
This cheery and bright old school coffee shop serves up the two things that can make even the grumpiest patron into a morning person. Their straightforward menu is reminiscent of In-n-Out, although the options are limited the outcome is superb. Whether you want that espresso in a cappuccino or a flat white foam or you’re looking for a sizzling burrito with chorizo, Cofax has got you covered.
- 440 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036, (323) 424-7485
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Last chance to pick up our limited edition rose & zodiac mugs available in our cafes & online for 8 buckeroos! Rose mug designed by our badass barista @sleepyjess. Zodiac drawn by our very sick in-house designer @jennycensky. Link in profile. Thanks for the sweet photo @sakura_sae. 👀
The Portland transplant has found a permanent home in the heart of the Arts District. Stumptown’s first Los Angeles brick and mortar location is not only serving up eye-opening espresso drinks, cold brews, and to-go coffee by the growler, they also have a 60-kilo roaster on display for your viewing pleasure that produces all of the beans for their in-house coffee, as well as all of their local wholesale accounts.
- Arts District: 806 S Santa Fe Ave., (855) 711-3385