West of La Brea but before Santa Monica, you’ll find the enclaves of Beverly Hills, Westwood, Brentwood, Culver City and Sawtelle, which I’ll label as West LA. While these neighborhoods are known more for their extraordinary culinary offerings, their coffee game is still strong.

Interactive Map of West LA Coffee Shops


1. Alfred Coffee

11908 San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles

2. Balconi Coffee Company

11301 W Olympic Blvd #124, Los Angeles

3. Bar Nine

3515 Helms Ave, Culver City

4. Coffee Tomo

11309 Mississippi Ave, Los Angeles

5. Cognoscenti Coffee

6114 Washington Blvd, Culver City

What to know: they serve Proof pastries at their Fashion District and Culver City locations so pick up a croissant to accompany your java

6. Conservatory for Coffee, Tea and Cocoa

10117 Washington Blvd, Culver City

Tip: get a mocha and thank me later

7. Espresso Profeta

1129 Glendon Ave, Los Angeles

8. Literati Cafe

12081 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles

9. Paper or Plastik

5772 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles

10. Paradocs Coffee and Tea

1032 S Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles

11. Tanner’s Coffee Co.

4342 Sepulveda Blvd, Culver City