It may look a tad sterile, but Primo Passo pays just as much attention to their coffee as they do to their pristine decor. Enjoy a rotating list of microbrews made from globally-sourced Stumptown beans at this welcoming corner coffee shop with high ceilings and white walls. Locals sip and chat at the communal bench out front and at the high tables in the back while nibbling on baked goods from nearby Farmshop. Oh, and their latte art is a thing of beauty.
Forget the tourists, the crowded pier and the rage-inducing beach traffic—Santa Monica is a hub for every Angeleno who loves the beach and solid happy hours. But we need quality coffee to fuel us through the early morning surf sessions and long work days, and Santa Monica is great for that, too. We rounded up the best coffee shops in Santa Monica for a cold brew, latte, espresso or whatever gets your heart palpitating.
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