West Hollywood’s Most Unique Coffee Shops
Get a latte in style at these 4 hip cafes
Coffee culture is thriving in Los Angeles, but in West Hollywood, it’s not merely the drink that pulls in guests. The best here are rooted in a sense of community, with interesting, inviting interiors that foster lively conversations and productive work meetings. These venues span from modern to rustic, with perks that range from fancy latte art to fast, free WiFi and local art for sale.
Madison & Park
One of the newest options in West Hollywood is Madison & Park, which opened in 2018 on Santa Monica Blvd. Walking in, you’re immediately hit with the design that feels more like a living room and less like a café. It’s built for you to stay for a while––from the chairs around the Persian rug to the long sofa against the wall. Walk up to the white marble counter for your order, and come hungry. The pastries are created by Cake Monkey daily and the Rose Latte is a fragrant, floral hit.
“The Assembly is an independent, LGBTQ and woman-owned specialty coffee shop in the heart of the West Hollywood Design District,” offers owner Shi Jun Ng. “My goal in opening was to create an inviting space for the community where coffee serves as the invitation to gather and engage in meaningful conversation and exchange.”
That mission has been realized ten-fold, and you’ll find a personal connection with the Design District here thanks to their Artist-in-Residence program, the Poketo retail section, and the on-site collaboration with local landscape company Plant Ground Bloom. The art and the plants are all for sale, in addition to the rotating list of coffees and signature drinks, like the bBlack pepper latte and the outstanding, single-origin matcha.
Opened in 2007 as a simple, small, mom-and-pop family operation, Dialog has grown into a neighborhood hot spot. “We now feed and caffeinate a large population of West Hollywood locals and businesses,” says owner Todd Ghazalian. “To us, they’re all family.”
The menu includes a heavy, heartfelt focus on espresso through a collaboration with Stereoscope Coffee. The delicious syrups are all made in-house and definitely opt for a honey oat cappuccino if it’s your first visit. It’s espresso, oat milk, and raw honey, topped with cinnamon and served either iced or hot.
Verve Coffee Roasters
Come for the coffee, stay for the avocado toast. It’s not their official slogan, but it rings true nonetheless. That lauded breakfast is creamy and rich, topped with cultured butter, sliced shallot, chives, and radish. Verve also serves plenty of single-origin coffees, as well as an outstanding honey lavender draft latte. The vibe is light and airy, with bleached wood accents, lofty ceilings, cozy banquettes, and chevron planked floors.