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Blacktop Coffee (CLOSED)

Restaurants, Coffee shops Downtown Arts District
4 out of 5 stars
(1user review)
Blacktop Coffee (CLOSED)
Photograph: Erin Kuschner

Time Out says

"Would you like the quiz?" you might be asked at Blacktop Coffee's counter. There's no right or wrong answer here, just a friendly barista wanting to make you the perfect cup of coffee. "Hot or cold? Big or small? Do you want to sip it or shoot it back? Sticking around or taking it to go?" Then he'll whip up a tailored cup of Sightglass coffee, and it somehow tastes like exactly what you were craving. Would you expect anything less from Blacktop's founder, Tyler Wells, who also started the beloved Handsome Coffee Roasters (bought by Blue Bottle in 2014)? This tiny shop feels more European than anything else, with a few chairs and benches on the street and a small menu that reads White (lattes, cappuccinos), Black (Americanos, shots), Chocolate (mochas) and daily specials. You don't come here to work (there's no WiFi, nor any real table space). You come here for a quick cup of coffee among friends and a pop quiz from your neighborhood barista.



Address: 826 E 3rd St
Los Angeles
Opening hours: Daily 7am-7pm
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Users say (1)

4 out of 5 stars