My love and knowledge of coffee have grown since I moved here two years ago. I wanted to share with you some of my favorite spots, and probably the best coffee in Los Angeles.
COFFEE & CHILL
DAYGLOW – Silver Lake & West Hollywood
According to my bank account, I’ve been to Dayglow over 30 times since it’s opening two years ago. Opened by a true coffee lover, Tohm Ifergan’s cafe embodies the best of two worlds: great coffee and a relaxed vibe. A minimal and vibrant café with pinks serving up coffee from many countries. The best part of their menu is the unique drinks they serve and the best vegan donuts. When my friends and I aren’t busy this has become a common meetup spot for us. This is a mandatory stop when my East Coast friends come to LA.
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I ain’t one of the gossips so you ain’t heard this from me, but A little birdie told me that the hours are extending from 8-7pm Tues-Sat and 8-5 on Sunday cause we gotta honor the sabbath a little bit… we just want to serve that thirst a little longer each day, someone say hey… real talk hours will change on the 23rd, but don’t worry we will keep reminding you so you don’t forget… #youhearditherefirst #laterhater #thirstcomethirstserved
BEST FOR BRUNCH
BLOOM & PLUME – ECHO PARK
This café is one of my favorites and I wish I had more time to go. The deep purple walls, bright orange chairs, gold tables, and greenery creates a warm feel. Serving up Stumptown and yummy light brunch snacks make this a great spot to get a meal at any time of day. Not only does this café deserve the business but it’s Black-Owned. Maurice Harris opened Bloom and Plume in January, in addition to a flower shop by the same name. I love seeing black business open but especially black coffee shops because it’s a rare working with other black baristas. One day, I hope I can move closer to this shop.
ON THE GO
INSTALLATION COFFEE – DTLA
See my last post about more coffee less milk? If you didn’t, click here! Let’s talk about how Ben Usen is giving the masses more caffeine, great coffee, and at a reasonable price. If you’re the type who needs your mid-day coffee or headed to work, Installation is for you. This small shop serves up a few of the best coffee and tea in the middle of DTLA. In my opinion, the 50/50, a coffee and cacao cold brew, is the best with a dash of cream. If you end on 7th Street, please stop in!
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