Top 5 Coffee Shops in Los Angeles

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Image courtesy of Caffe Luxxe
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Where in SoCal should you go for a haute cup of Joe? Look no further than our top 5 picks for the best caffeinated confections in the City of Angels.

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1 Intelligentsia

Intelligentsia has won both local and national honors for a reason: its brews are unbeatable. Of the Chicago-based brand's three LA locations, it is the Venice space that we adore for its modern, industrial design and the people watching from its outdoor area looking out onto trendy Abbot Kinney boulevard. However, you'll still get that elegant java kick from Intelligentsia's Silver Lake and Pasadena outposts as well.
1331 Abbot Kinney Boulevard, Venice, CA 90291 (310) 399-1233

2 Caffe Luxxe

It's no idle boast that Caffe Luxxe calls itself an artisanal expression. We’ve dedicated a lot of our time to help LA drinkers discover what fine coffee can taste like, and earned numerous accolades by journalists and customers along the way for Best Tasting Coffee in Los Angeles. Caffe Luxxe has also set out to celebrate European caffe culture - We encourage you to sit and enjoy socializing with friends and family. The coffeehouse, founded in 2006 by best friends Mark Wain and Gary Chau, was determined to bring some European sensibility to Santa Monica, and it has achieved that success. Sit back and relax in their Santa Monica shop -- and gasp with glee at the coffee art found in every single cup.
925 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90403 (310) 394-2222

3 Lamill Coffee Boutique

Silver Lake's Lamill Coffee is like a luxury boutique for coffees. There is a five page menu of drinks all prepared in the most high-end devices, from a Marzocco espresso machine to a siphon. Sure, the prices for a hand-brew or pot of tea can be pricey (in the $8 range), but their beverages are worth it. The nibbles menu -- created by Providence chef Michael Cimarusti -- is equally as impressive.
1636 Silver Lake Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90026 (323) 663-4441

4 Cafecito Organico

You'll love the lattes from Cafecito Organico, whose new location in Malibu is a delight for all senses. Located at Point Dume, this latest outpost of a one-time farmers market only coffeehouse, specializes in single-origin, organic, Central American coffee. It's a gurantee that you'll be imbibing some stellar Joe in a gorgeous location, as the space has been designed by John M. Sofio of The Beverly and Pink Taco fame. Sit back, relax (with decaf, that is) and enjoy the view.
29169 Heathercliff Rd, Malibu, CA 90265

5 Café Lucca

An elegant atmosphere accompanies the java you'll be consuming at Café Lucca in Orange, CA. The wrought-iron and glass doors host a whole bevy of treats, from Italian panini to gourmet omelets, pancakes and pastries. Do yourself a favor and order the affogato -- coffee over Cafe Lucca's artisanal gelato -- which may just be the best of its kind in Orange County.
106 North Glassell Street, Orange, CA 92866 (714) 289-1255
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