The Best Coffee Bars in Los Angeles

The Best Coffee Bars in Los Angeles

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The craft coffee movement has really picked up steam here in L.A., bringing a tsunami of third wave roasters, cafes and coffee bars with it. Here are the ones we think are doing the best in the biz.

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    This small-but-mighty shop near the Venice Boardwalk brews San Francisco's Four Barrel coffee.
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    Yeekai Lim started out as a pop-up too, and eventually moved into the Proof space, before getting his own full-blown space in Culver City. The shop is located in the architectural district, which makes sense since Lim is a former architect himself.
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    If you're a lightweight when it comes to caffeine, try their refreshing carbonated citra hop tea.
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    Try the Business and Pleasure: a shot of single origin espresso served with a back of a slightly sweetened almond macadamia nut latte.
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    Coffee Commissary uses a rotation of top notch roasters like Coava, Sightglass, and Victrola to keep their customers fueled. The patio and proximity to Lindy & Grundy make it a draw, and the excellently pulled espressos keep you coming back.
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    This high-end coffee boutique has become a Silver Lake staple, especially for those who need a buzz while walking the Reservoir. Their patio is dog-friendly, which means you can sip your pour-over while your pooch enjoys a lap of water too.
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    The baristas might get a little snobby if you ask for iced mochas, but the sunshiny patio and signature bright blue tile work is worth it.
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    Sip on a simply perfect macchiato while basking in the sunshine in the courtyard, and see just why it is that all these roasters are moving to L.A.
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    Though there's not much in terms of seating, they do a bang-up job on their brews, namely their cold brew rocket fuel, which is perfect for sunny summertime sipping. You can even take some to go in a growler, for those who really need a fix at home.
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    There might not be WiFi or any sweeteners for your coffee, but that's because the guys at Handsome are coffee purists, which shouldn't come as a surprise since it was started by three Intelligentsia vets.
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