Behind every successful person is a substantial amount of coffee—and behind every cup of coffee is a great coffee shop. Since Los Angeles happens to be home to some seriously charming and adorable java spots, we rounded up a list of some of the lesser-known but still incredible coffee shops in the greater LA area.
Honu Coffee is a family-owned, independent coffee shop in Santa Clarita that takes pride in providing a local space for artists, musicians and friends to unite. You can find a number of amazing options here, from a killer cold brew to a delicious empanada.
Visit Mantra Coffee House in Azusa. A proud supporter of the local community, Mantra operates under a 51% policy, giving away 51% of profits to charities that benefit and support local, domestic and global organizations. Makes you feel pretty good about that your daily hug-in-a-mug purchase, right?
King Beach at Playa Provisions in Playa Del Rey serves up fresh juices, breakfast sandwiches, ice cream and of course…coffee (including a really strong red eye). Playa Provisions also includes spaces for a whiskey bar and a full-service restaurant. And, with a location across from the beach and less than three miles from Playa Vista, this spot is a must-visit on LA’s Westside.
With several locations all over Los Angeles, Alfred Coffee is your go-to when in search of a stylish neighborhood coffee spot. Serving up coffee and tea since 2013, these charming shops feature Instagram-worthy contemporary décor and your favorite caffeine quotes all over the walls. Next time you’re in need of coffee therapy, visit one of Alfred’s six locations.
You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy coffee—and that’s pretty close.