A Guide to Redondo Beach Coffee Shops
The Boy & The Bear
Near and dear to the heart of town, The Boy & The Bear is one of the most aesthetically gifted coffee shops in Redondo Beach, given its cool dark tones, white wood paneled ceiling, chic furnishings, lush verdure, natural sunlight, and tantalizing aroma of gourmet java that’s been diligently roasted on-site. The attention to detail that has gone into designing this abode with a delightful balance of charm and utility makes it an easy go-to for daytime meetings with colleagues, long overdue coffee dates, and solo study sessions.
Snuggled amongst the cute storefronts lining Catalina Ave, Hi-Fi Espresso treats visitors to a dreamy boho ambiance underscored by vibey retro tones, posh seating arrangements, and a neat little merch section. Snag a cushioned stool by the window and flip through the pages of your favorite novel as the world passes on by, grab a pick-me-up on the way to the office, or enjoy your coffee while perusing through the boutiques at nearby Riviera Village.
Situated along Pacific Coast Highway, La Terraza offers guests a vibrant atmosphere featuring warm earthy tones set against minimalistic white walls, well-nourished plants, cute aqua-blue chairs, and amenities for a productive day. The picturesque decor serves as an accomplice to delicious coffee and gram-worthy brunch fare including avocado toast, breakfast burritos, and heavenly waffles.
Coffee Cartel serves soul-stirring lattes amidst cozy digs accentuated by row upon row of earnestly stocked bookshelves, countless art pieces, quirky trinkets, exposed brick walls, comfy couches, and accommodations for remote work. It’s no wonder they’ve been a pillar of the surrounding community since 1992, and are still goin’ strong!
This locally beloved hallmark among Redondo Beach coffee shops has live-edge wooden tabletops, art-adorned dark gray walls, and touches of greenery. Moreover, the friendly folks behind the counter at Pursue maintain a tempting selection of pastries, sandwiches, and thoughtfully crafted specialty drinks like the Vanilla Bean Latte and Heirloom Mocha.
MESH Space Coffee
Tucked inside MESH – a family-friendly coworking space – you can find a coworking lounge, event venue, and Montessori-inspired playroom. Also on-site is an espresso bar that offers a variety of delicious coffees, pastries, sandwiches, gelatos, and allergy-sensitive options for all. Kickstart your day with a jolt of espresso complemented by a friendly chat in the cafe area – which is open to the public and features mini tables with books/activities for your tots too!
If you truly love and appreciate the art of award-winning java, search no further than Klatch, which has been a center for coffee culture in Southern California for over thirty years and is passionate about intentionally roasting the world’s finest beans in-house. Furthermore, they have a roomy lounge area complete with modern elements, wooden floorboards, marble tabletops, metallic light fixtures, exceptional WiFi, and windows that let the sunshine pour on through.
Kona Koffee Co
Kona coffee trees thrive on the rich volcanic soil and humid climate of Hawaii’s big island, it’s the one-of-a-kind tropical ecosystem there that produces java beans savored by coffee connoisseurs the world over. In a nod to the spirit and flavor of Hawaii, the team here proudly serves pure Kona coffee. Located in a strip mall overlooking the marina, Kona Koffee Co. is an intimately sized tropical oasis and the perfect stop before a pleasant stroll along the scenic Pacific coastline.
Peet’s maintains a reliable work and gathering environment that features tables to sit down at and stay awhile, there’s also a lovely sidewalk terrace shaded by umbrellas. The founder, Alfred Peet, wasn’t trying to start a coffee revolution when he set up shop in Berkeley back in 1966. He just thought Americans deserved a real cup of coffee.
Five decades later, his lone store has blossomed into 200, each holding true to his vision: sourcing directly from the world’s finest estates, hand roasting to order in small batches, and making sure every cup is brewed as fresh and full-flavored as possible.
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
After enjoying outstanding coffee throughout Europe, Herb and Mona Hyman decided to bring the specialty coffeehouse concept back to America. That being said, the brand was established in 1963, opening its first store – which continues to operate to this day – in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles. Since then, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf has grown to over 1,000 stores worldwide.
If you enjoyed this guide to the best Redondo Beach coffee shops, check out our list of the Top 5 Coffee Shops in Hermosa Beach!
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