With nearly a coffee shop at every corner, Los Angeles has a diverse range of coffee shop options. From the most decadent options to the most affordable espresso shots, here are 5 of the best coffee shops in the city!
Go Get Em Tiger
Founders Kyle Glanville and Charles Babinski have always paid close attention to the food they served alongside their espresso drinks. Go Get Em Tiger has become most popular for their soft scrambled eggs, waffles, and sandwiches. GGET has been opening more and more locations across Los Angeles with their most recent coffee bars at the Music Center and a cafe at The ROW!
Founded in 2011, Cafe Dulce has expanded from their first Café in Little Tokyo-Downtown Los Angeles, with the understanding that the best moments of any day are the positive interactions they have with friends, community and sometimes even strangers. Everything they do from choosing a special coffee, to experimenting with creative donuts and hand-tossing kale salads is done with the notion that they will be serving our guest. They’ve curated the best coffee roasters from around the world and have created an extensive beverage, bakery and food menu that is truly unique to Dulce.
Copa Vida is an artisan coffee shop in Old Pasadena, that also offers tea and food. It is located in a beautiful historic brick building adjacent to Big Bang Theory Way—an alley named after the television show. Their process is all about growing and deepening relationships, from the coffee farmers to the roasters to their stewards and to their customers. They take great pride and care in every step–sourcing extraordinary coffees from around the world, carefully roasting them to bring out each coffee’s unique characteristics and finally sharing our remarkable discoveries.
Alfred Coffee was first founded in Los Angeles by Joshua Zad as he was in search of a more progressive way to drink tea. Zad took into consideration that most millennial’s and Generation Z were in need of a quick coffee and tea experience so he opened the first concept on Melrose Place in 2013! Those famous pioneers of the “But First, Coffee” neon sign have quickly become an Instagram destination across the city.