Here's how to get your caffeine fix in Larchmont Village
Mid-City's Larchmont Boulevard is getting schooled in all things roasted and brewed at Go Get Em Tiger from G&B. The growing coffee empire from varsity team Kyle Glanville and Charles Babinski took over a space once occupied by the long-standing (and, inevitably, shuttered) Baskin-Robbins. Ice cream cases are replaced with a bar where coffee nerds and newbies can get their caffeine fix. (Those looking for a frozen treat can request the milkshake mixed with Strauss vanilla ice cream and an eye-opening four shots of espresso.) The light-filled, minimalist space features grab-and-go bottles of housemade cold brew, pastries and retail items from brewing supplies to beans. There's an all-star line-up of coffee; take a seat at one of the low-slung wooden stools or tabletops by the bar for toast and jam (courtesy Saving the Season) to go with that pour-over. Our number one pick? Try a cappuccino made with almond milk; the homemade variety gets into the DIY spirit.
Treat yourself to a much-needed change of scenery with an afternoon pick-me-up at family-owned coffee shop Bricks & Scones. The homey shop feels like a staycation in a friend's living room, where you can finally finish that book of essays you've been thumbing through since Christmas. Grab a chai iced tea and fresh-baked blueberry scone before curling up with your book (or laptop) on a tufted armchair. Wi-Fi is free and the seating is ample, making this neighborhood café the kind of place you don't want to leave.
A winning all-day breakfast menu (latkes and lox, vegan red and blue velvet pancakes, mole benedict)—plus a selection of sandwiches, salads and burgers served during lunch and dinner—make this vegetarian- and vegan-friendly cafe and brewery (yes, their coffee is roasted in-house) a sure bet for any meal of the day.
This friendly North Larchmont café is stocked with subtle Aussie exports: a clock running on Sydney time, toast with Vegemite and a flat white—a hard-to-find mix of espresso with a velvety milk foam. True to its name, you’ll find a substantial menu of both brews and bites here, from French press to an affogato and banana bread to breakfast sandwiches. It’s an inviting space to chat and work (free Wi-Fi) and efficient enough to grab a cup to go, hence the healthy mix of Larchmont loiterers and industry types on their way to Paramount.
As one of L.A.'s most reputable coffee chains (with locations in Hollywood, Santa Monica, Downtown, West LA and Venice), Groundwork sells Angelenos organic, custom-blended coffee to start their day. A favorite among regulars, the Bitches Brew is their darkest roast, and leaves a smokey aftertaste long after the cup is empty. Single origin variations come from all over—Brazil, Ethiopia, Mexico, Peru—while their latest addition, a cold brew coffee, has become so popular that it's also sold in bottles for wholesale.