We asked “What’s your favorite coffee shop?” She told us. Here’s our locally curated list of drinking joints.

Whenever you move to a new place, finding a good coffee shop is almost mandatory.

Before leaving El Sereno, I practically lived Tierra Mia coffee Because the atmosphere was perfect for studying and the horchata filled me with nostalgia.

Frequently going to a coffee shop can be like having a favorite bar: The coffee maker will eventually memorize your name, and you get that infamous question — “Normal?” – This lets you know that this coffee shop is now your local dig.

If you’re looking for a new drink somewhere in this vast region, here’s where Angelenos says you should check it out, courtesy of our newsroom public affairs show, AirTalk.

Nearby city center and east

Burrito break: “It’s more than just a place to have breakfast, but they make a great Café de Oola. Full cream milk and a great half-pair with it!” Claudia said from downtown.

  • Address: 888 W. 7th Street Los Angeles, CA 90071
  • Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 7 am to 11 am

Holy grounds tea and coffee: “Holy Grounds is a local coffee shop in El Sereno with a welcoming staff and a quiet garden space to enjoy your drink,” said Nate of Hollywood. “If you’re looking for more caffeine, they have Ojo Rojo with a shot of espresso added to their home brew.” (There is also a “not very secret list.”)

  • Address: 5371 Alhambra Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90032
  • Opening hours: weekdays from 7 am to 7 pm and weekends from 8 am to 3 pm

Bloom and Bloom Coffee: “Great coffee, cool ambiance, lovely mugs! It’s a great black-owned business. I had a latte there the day I had my first vaccination and it was so good that I called home to tell them it was the best latte I’ve ever had,” said David of Eagle Rock.

  • Address: 1638 W. Temple Street, Los Angeles, CA 90026
  • Opening hours: daily from 8 am to 3 pm

nice coffee: “It’s just a booth with a little table, but Elliot, the owner, and Alyssa, our longtime barista, are the best. We talk about dogs, music, theater, whatever,” said Ruth in Los Feliz.

  • Address: 555 S. Flower Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071
  • Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 7 am to 4 pm

Northeast Los Angeles

Village bakery and cafe: “During the pandemic they have remained open and have been a gathering point in the neighborhood. They know my children and my dog. I appreciate the welcoming atmosphere in my neighborhood,” Emily said in Atwater Village.

  • Address: 3119 Los Feliz Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90039
  • Opening hours: daily from 8 am to 4 pm

San Gabriel Valley

coffee with milk: “Café de Leche in Highland Park and Altadena are great Latin cafés. I usually get the cold brew, but the horchata is good too. “They have other Latin majors,” Maria said in Altadena.

  • Address: 2477 N. Lake Avenue, Altadena, CA 91001
  • Opening hours: daily from 7 am to 4 pm

ground coffee: “I go there for the wellness tea. It has turmeric and ginger and other things that make you feel good,” said George of Montebello.

  • Address: 871 N. Garfield Avenue, Montebello, CA 90640
  • Working hours: daily from 7 am to 1 pm

Jones Coffee RoostersIt’s a great place to hangout, and they’re grinding their coffee. “It’s delicious,” said Barbara in Pasadena. (Pro tip: Many KPCC/LAist employees also recommend Jones Center, which is a five-minute walk from the building.)

  • Address: 693 S. Raymond Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91105
  • Opening hours: daily from 8 am to 4 pm

lost parrot cafe: “[The cafe] It is my favourite. It’s dog friendly and has a great vibe to get you some avocado toast, said Margo, in South Pasadena.

  • Address: 1929 Huntington Drive, South Pasadena, CA 91030
  • Opening hours: daily from 8 am to 5 pm

rad coffee: “[It’s a] Really good rock punk atmosphere. The coffee is of good quality. Affordable, said Olivia in Azusa.

  • Address: 145 Citrus Street, Covina, CA 91723
  • Opening hours: daily from 6 am to 12 midnight

West Los Angeles

Mavro Cafe: “I love the vegan matcha drinks, and the owner Nikos is awesome,” said Michelle of Mar Vista.

  • Address: 12224 Venice Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90066
  • Opening hours: daily from 7 am to 6 pm

milkcross: “They make their own cold drinks and smoothies. It’s all very literal. Small little place, but always making new recipes,” said Grace of Culver City.

  • Address: 11050 Washington Boulevard, Culver City, CA 90232
  • Hours of Operation: Monday to Saturday 7am to 6pm and Sunday 7am to 5pm

South Bay

boy and bear: “[It] It has great quality coffee. All Colombians, including the owner, which is very unusual and wonderful. I’m obsessed with coffee, and they might as well have the best espresso in the South Bay.” Matt said in Long Beach.

  • Address: 350 N. Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach, CA 90277
  • Opening hours: daily from 7 am to 4 pm

Choices of employees from across Los Angeles County

My colleagues are very connected to Los Angeles. We drive, drive and enjoy it every day. So when listeners talked about their favorites, we couldn’t help but share some of what we had. Here are some of the places we like to eat at:

asparagus In San Marino: The store has “awesome cinnamon rolls,” says Christine Muller, chief content officer. According to its website, the store uses organic, organic, sustainably grown coffee, tea, and spices, with an emphasis on women-owned farms.

  • Address: 2461 Mission Street B, San Marino, CA 91108
  • Hours of Operation: Monday to Saturday 6am to 6pm and Sunday 6am to 5:30pm

Kos and Bi In South Pasadena: Senior Producer Michael Cosentino recommends this, a family-owned restaurant and café that considers itself a neighborhood eatery.

  • Address: 303 Pasadena Avenue, South Pasadena, CA 91030
  • Hours of Operation: From Wednesday to Sunday from 8 am to 3 pm

Hilltop coffee + kitchen In Inglewood: Associate Editor Aarica Washington suggests visiting here. The cafe and restaurant was created by Angelenos. According to their website, the name is inspired by “climbing our hilltops…just like everyone else.”

  • Address: 170 North La Brea Avenue, Inglewood, CA 90301
  • Working hours: daily from 8 am to 2:30 pm

KAFN in Glendale: It’s “a great neighborhood off the beaten track” with some “delicious maple latte,” says Kyle Stokes, senior education correspondent.

  • Address: 1019 East Palmer Avenue, Glendale, CA 91205
  • Hours of Operation: Monday to Saturday 7am to 6pm and Sunday 8am to 6pm

Miss Melbourne Coffee In West Hollywood: Nicholas Perez, news intern at AirTalk says, “It was the first coffee shop I tried when I moved here…the coffee is good, there’s a nice patio and they have great unique sausage rolls. I find myself coming back every few weekends.”

  • Address: 1051 Havenhurst Drive, West Hollywood, CA 90046
  • Hours of Operation: Monday to Saturday 7am-5pm and Sunday 8am-5pm

The Back Door Bakery & Cafe On Tujunga: Web Developer Melissa Diamond stated that they have “the largest selection of savory and sweet pastries I’ve ever seen, and good coffee!”

  • Address: 8349 Foothill Boulevard, Sunland, CA 91040
  • Hours of Operation: Wednesday to Sunday 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

coffee roaster In Sherman Oaks: Sound production engineer Scott Kelly says this venue is “the best”. It has been in business since 1987.

  • Address: 13567 Ventura Boulevard, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
  • Opening hours: daily from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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