Blackwood Coffee Bar sits at the base of Runyon Canyon, a chic yet comfortable space offering caffeine hits to both hikers and sedentary folk. Inside, plush benches and chairs make it easy to settle in for hours—there's free WiFi, plus a magazine rack with plenty of reading material—while the outdoor patio provides a little more sunshine and some prime people-watching. On the menu, customers will find your standard cups of joe, but you'd be missing out if you didn't take a chance on some of the more out-there items: espresso shrub with sparkling water and orange zest, for example, or the Latin Cold Brew, which gets made with cashew horchata and Aztec chocolate bitters.
Hollywood may be a battleground between sightseeing tourists and industry big wigs, but both need coffee to make it through the day—and to battle past aggressive superheroes on the Walk of Fame. Take a break from the Tinseltown madness with a stop at one of the the best coffee shops in Hollywood for a cold-brew, latte, espresso or whatever gets your heart pumping. And who knows, you may even see a celebrity or two.
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