A Guide to Fairfax Coffee Shops
Lo/Cal Coffee & Market
Situated on a bustling corner across the street from the Park La Brea apartment community, Lo/Cal is one of the most aesthetically gifted coffee shops in the Fairfax District, given its warm earthy tones set against minimalistic and exposed brick walls, timber beam ceiling, lush verdure, shelves stocked with unique wares, sun-soaked windows, and vibey sidewalk patio. The picturesque decor serves as an accomplice to thoughtfully crafted, rewardingly delicious coffee beverages, as well as a range of tasty eats including grilled sandwiches, toasts, and empanadas.
Nestled at the base of a beautiful residential building just North of Melrose, Coffee Commissary offers guests a polished, industrial environment underscored by cement pillars, floor-to-ceiling glass windows, ample seating arrangements, trendy art pieces, sustainably sourced coffee, and scrumptious pastries. The attention to detail that has gone into designing this modern 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.
Instagram connoisseurs of cuteness ever on the prowl for all things pretty, allow us to introduce you to Neighborhood, which can be discovered along La Brea Avenue. Upon venturing through their white brick storefront, an enchanting scene unfolds before you, one graced with soft pink walls, marble countertops, posh furnishings, wood-paneled ceilings, and metallic gold light fixtures. Keep in mind, the space is wonderfully designed but intimately sized, so perhaps plan on enjoying your soul-stirring morning joe while exploring the surrounding cityscape.
What this baseball-themed gem snuggled amongst the iconic storefronts lining Fairfax Ave may lack in size, it more than makes up for with wholesome hospitality, photogenic appeal, efficient service that’ll have you back perusing the latest fashion trends in no time, bomb breakfast burritos, and last but certainly not least, exceptional java.
Andante Coffee Roasters
If you truly love and appreciate the art of java, search no further than Andante, which has been a center for coffee culture in the area for over 20 years and is passionate about intentionally roasting the world’s finest beans on-site. Furthermore, they have a cozy lounge area complete with minimalistic industrial vibes, numerous tabletops, touches of greenery, windows that let the sunshine pour on through, and amenities for a productive day.
Located across the street from Television City, Manna Cafe provides patrons a refined yet relaxed culinary experience accentuated by gram-worthy brunch fare ranging from open-faced bagels and artisan sandwiches to health-conscious salads and toasts. Should you meander on in at the tail end of an exhaustive work day, feel free to take a load off with a glass of fine wine – they’ve got a carefully curated collection to choose from.
Tucked inside Brain Dead Studios – which sits on the historic Silent Movie Theater site and features a green room, cafe, and repertory movie theater – Slammers is an outdoor concession oasis surrounded by several cafe tables, a garden landscape, and light bulbs strung together overhead. The staff maintains a tempting selection of coffee drinks, teas, and gourmet renditions of movie theater classics such as hot dogs, nachos, and fresh baked goods.
Whether you’d like to stop in for a high-quality pick-me-up on the way to the office, try one of their famous molecular drinks, or grab a gourmet lite bite on your lunch break, whatever the case may be, Coffee Attic has got you covered.
Blue Bottle Coffee
Around the early 2000s, in Oakland, a slightly disaffected freelance musician and coffee lunatic, weary of the commercial coffee enterprise and stale, overly roasted beans, decided to open a roaster for people who were clamoring for the actual taste of fresh coffee. His humble vision has since blossomed into a network of cafes across the United States, Japan, and Korea. With that being said, one of the more beloved additions to the ever-budding index of Fairfax coffee shops is Blue Bottle.
La La Land Kind Cafe
This visually stunning combination of elegance and grace nestled inside The Grove – a premier shopping mall boasting trendy retailers, restaurants, and entertainment amid a bustling promenade – hires foster youth and is on a mission to normalize kindness by creating a space where guests walk in and feel a true sense of joy. In addition to positive energy, La La Land Kind Cafe serves high-quality signature beverages like the butterfly latte.
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