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LA Weekly's Ten Best Coffee Shops In Los Angeles

PaulF Dec 20, 2011 03:40 PM


They are:

10. Caffe Luxxe
9. Tierra Mia
8. Lamill Coffee Boutique
7. Cafecita Organica
6. Spring for Coffee
5. Espresso Cielo
4. Balconi Coffee Company
3. Coffee Commissary
2. Cognoscenti Coffee
1. Intelligencia Coffee and Tea

Reading that list I must confess, I have tried exactly ... drumroll ... none of them.

I've wanted to try Intelligencia, it's pretty close to where I live, but I never have gone there. I used to have high coffee standards, but ever since I switched to decaf, it doesn't matter any more.

But I saw the link and thought I'd share it with the board.

  1. scottca075 Dec 20, 2011 05:04 PM

    I think they mislabeled the article, these are coffee houses, not coffee shops. Norm's is a coffee shop.Pann's is a coffee shop. Even Mel's is a coffee shop. A place with the word "cognoscenti" can't possibly be a coffee shop, it has to have a one word name, preferably a persons name like Jan, Dinah or Ronnie.

    4 Replies
    1. re: scottca075
      Servorg Dec 20, 2011 05:14 PM

      it's definitely a coffee shop if they have a toaster on the table, ala Ship's... ;-D>

      1. re: scottca075
        rmb123 Dec 20, 2011 05:25 PM

        God I miss Shipps....

        The only place I've tried from that list is Intelligensia, and IMO it was good not great.

        1. re: scottca075
          PaulF Dec 20, 2011 05:57 PM

          I agree with you

          1. re: scottca075
            Axlsgoddess Dec 20, 2011 06:03 PM

            In reading the link I have to agree with you!

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            laliz Dec 20, 2011 05:36 PM

            yea, same here, I was very interested in coffee shops . . . .

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