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.
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.
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.
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.
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.