A Guide to Studio City Coffee Shops
Aroma Coffee & Tea
Let’s be honest, the secret has been out, Angelinos from all over the county flock to this verdure-laced hallmark among aesthetically gifted Studio City coffee shops. Upon entering Aroma, you’re transported to a romantic hillside cottage complete with vibrant plants, hardwood floors, a crackling fireplace, stunning chandeliers, copper tabletops, and untold vintage trinkets.
Near and dear to the heart of Los Angeles, Alfred was a first among third-wave cafes to place an instagrammable emphasis on customer experience. Thus, the Ventura Place location is no exception to this rule, offering a photo op per every beautified corner – there’s the mint-colored light fixtures sparsed throughout the space, dark wooden furnishings accompanied by white neon signage reading “But First, Coffee,” groovy lime green floral tile floors, and creamy white textured walls to make each vibrant feature pop.
The picturesque decor serves as an accomplice to daringly innovative, rewardingly delicious coffee beverages and a scrumptious selection of bagel sandwiches, croissants, and gluten-free blueberry muffins.
An iconic blue storefront snuggled along Ventura Boulevard, Bluestone Lane’s quaint Studio City digs exude a sophisticated ambiance that combines beach-inspired tones with a bright Aussie feel. Venetian plaster walls and polished concrete floors are contrasted with millwork features and whitewashed timber, softening the industrial feel. This is further enhanced by ornamental walls of mint julep tiles and leafy watercolor wallpaper that bring the space to life, complemented by a lively selection of plants.
Whether enjoying inside or on the cute umbrella-shaded patio, you simply can’t go wrong with Bluestone Lane’s full range of coffee and tea, as well as refreshing cold-pressed juices and wellness lattes.
A java outpost most accentuated by its friendly atmosphere, an indoor floral mural, and retro red brick-trimmed storefront set against creamy white walls, Coffee Fix was established in 2004 and has been a beloved local hangout ever since. Aside from serving great coffee, they’re also known for being home to amazing ice blended chills, which are essentially smoothies that pair perfectly with a warm sunny day. Don’t miss out on the grilled panini sandwiches either!
Red Window Coffee
Despite occupying the tiniest of brick quarters, what family-owned Red Window lacks in size, they more than make-up for in high-quality coffee. Already a hit among locals, they provide specialty java prepared by trained baristas serving fresh Blue Bottle coffee, originally from the bay area now roasting in downtown LA. As you step right up to the magnetic red window, you’ll have your choice of Hayes Valley Espresso variations, New Orleans cold brew, Three Africans single-origin blend drip, and scrumptious pastries from nearby Cake Monkey Bakery.
Blue Bottle Coffee
Around the early 2000s, in Northern California, 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, the location most relevant to us is this professional, small but mighty operation delightfully complimented by a neighborhood farmer’s market every Sunday.
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