When people think of Los Angeles’ rich coffee scene, they are probably thinking about the shops in Downtown LA. These local coffee bars have become the standard by which all others are judged, namely G&B Coffee who some could credit for starting LA’s craft coffee craze. Whether you’re in the Arts District or the Fashion District, there is not a cup of fantastic coffee far from reach.

1. Blacktop Coffee

826 E 3rd St, Los Angeles

What to know: from Handsome Coffee Roasters’ Tyler Wells comes this simple spot with simply delicious beverages

2. Cafe Demitasse

135 S San Pedro St, Los Angeles

What to know: minimalist coffee shop specializing in house-roasted brews

3. Chimney Coffee House

1100 N Main St, Los Angeles

4. Coffee Colab

305 E 8th St #3, Los Angeles

5. Elabrew

127 E 6th St, Los Angeles

6. Endorffeine

727 N Broadway #127, Los Angeles

7. G&B Coffee

317 S Broadway C19, Los Angeles

Tip: great pour over European-style coffee bar at Grand Central Market

8. Nice Coffee

515 S Flower St, Los Angeles

What to know: the even newer venture from Tyler Wells focuses on friendly service and knock-out drinks

9. Shreebs

527 Colyton St, Los Angeles

What to know: a bright pop-up shop with its own line of sourced and roasted coffee beans

10. Spring for Coffee

548 S Spring St #106, Los Angeles

11. Tierra Mia

653 S Spring St, Los Angeles

12. Zinc Cafe

580 Mateo St, Los Angeles

Tip: an airy and comfortable spot with outdoor seating; specialize in vegetarian cuisine