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Intelligentsia Coffee & Tea

Intelligentsia Coffee & Tea

Coffee Shop and Tea Room$$$$
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  • Stars
    The espresso drinks at Intelligentsia Coffee & Tea is a can't miss
  • Tips
    "❤️❤️ intelligentsia coffee, so was super excited to try spot."(15 Tips)
    Stephen M.
    "The Angeleno off menu is the best iced coffee for a hot day"(11 Tips)
    Tanya V.
    "Excellent pour over and latte coffees."(8 Tips)
    cami j.
    "delicious cold brew, kind baristas and LA hipster madness."(17 Tips)
Tips and Reviews icon408 Tips and reviews
  • coffee
  • espresso drinks
  • angeleno
  • trendy
  • casual
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  • Alina S.heart icon on user image
    Alina SharokhinaAugust 19, 2016
    People watching, great coffee & matcha tea, nice place for working or recharge.
  • Sebastian G.
    Sebastian GroebnerFebruary 24, 2013
    Superb coffee. Great interior. Try the Curry Raisin Scones if you get the chance.
  • Mathias B.heart icon on user image
    Mathias BeckerAugust 10, 2013
    Best coffee I had while being in LA! Super tasty! Nice location!
  • Chris S.heart icon on user image
    Chris StrimbuNovember 11, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Just so you know, the soy mocha is great iced on a hot day as well. It's one of the most delicious things ever created by human hands.
  • Michelle O.heart icon on user image
    Michelle OlenoskiJuly 8, 2013
    Grab a cushion and sit anywhere on the concrete steps. One of the smartest designs I have ever seen.
  • Alfredo A.heart icon on user image
    Alfredo AponteDecember 15, 2014
    I don't doubt their passion, but I do feel they're losing their touch. The espresso has been inconsistent and often more bitter then usual. It's time to move on, been good while it lasted.
  • Geoff R.heart icon on user image
    Geoff ReinhardtMarch 22, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    In a city of amazing coffee, Intelligentsia leads the way👌
  • Scott B.heart icon on user image
    Scott BooneAugust 8, 2016
    Fantastic coffee but pretty cramped if you are looking for a place to camp out.
  • Elena I.heart icon on user image
    Elena IavaroneAugust 26, 2014
    This cafè is sooo cool! The coffee is nothing special but the place is amazing!
  • Elodie P.heart icon on user image
    Elodie P.August 11, 2014
    Great espressos and good pastries. Nice place to read or work quietly.
  • Andrew C.heart icon on user image
    Andrew ChoiJanuary 19, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Grab a cortado and lounge with a friend. No better way to spend a lazy afternoon.
  • jennifer h.
    jennifer hanNovember 24, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    the best coffee in los angeles. order the soy latte, even if you can have regular milk. love the dirty-thirties clothing the staff wears.
  • Greg L.heart icon on user image
    Greg LoudonOctober 25, 2019
    Fantastic Single origin espressos. Mad barista skills and great latte art.
  • Kristin F.
    Followed the tips and the Angeleno is the best iced latte I've ever had.
  • Stina P.
    Stina P.October 19, 2016
    amazing place to sit outside or inside and catch up with a friend
  • Nicholas S.heart icon on user image
    Nice coffee, full of hipster wankers but not even 1 plug (!)
  • Jasmin
    JasminMarch 1, 2020
    Amazing vibe and great matcha -they use Oatly so extra points woo
  • Jon D.
    Jon DavisSeptember 29, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    As always everything is better in ceramic... Slow down and enjoy your coffee and strike up a conversation with someone.
  • Sergey S.heart icon on user image
    Sergey SmirnovMay 13, 2017
    Great coffee, awesome interior.
  • jan k.heart icon on user image
    jan krekanJanuary 17, 2015
    Great coffee. If you are going to order latte anyway, get out of the line!
  • Hemang
    HemangAugust 7, 2011
    The lines may be long but the coffee makes your day! Get the Angeleno if you want to try something new!
  • Laurenn
    LaurennJanuary 6, 2014
    Long line, über pretentious, crowded, one unisex bathroom....but the hot chocolate and chai are worth it.
  • Björn S.heart icon on user image
    Björn SchSeptember 23, 2018
    Been here 5+ times
    Best coffee on Abott Kinney, bit too busy, bit too hip
  • Obaid A.heart icon on user image
    Obaid Al NuaimiOctober 14, 2017
    Speaking about topnotch coffee well done intelligentsia 👍🏼
  • ascalix
    ascalixNovember 19, 2012
    Best coffee ever...I never had something like that before, even at the best coffee bars in Brazil or Italy.
  • Eatosaurus Rex
    Eatosaurus RexDecember 21, 2014
    Does Intelligentsia coffee make me more intelligent or just more pretentious? No complaints either way.
  • Eve L.heart icon on user image
    Eve LandisFebruary 26, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    If youre a coffee extraordinaire :) - drip coffee selection are great!
  • Lauren G.
    Lauren GSeptember 5, 2011
    Great coffee...but be aware they don't offer any skim/non-fat milk if that's what you usually add to your mug.
  • Tanya V.heart icon on user image
    Tanya VMay 19, 2018
    Excellent pour over and latte coffees.
  • Erin F.
    Erin FrankenheimerNovember 19, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Any place that place My Morning Jacket from start to finish is fine by me. All the coffee is excellent too.
  • Ms. Nomadheart icon on user image
    Ms. NomadJune 28, 2015
    Been here 50+ times
    Still my favorite coffee place ever!! Try latte w/ soy milk 👌🏼😉
  • Julie H.heart icon on user image
    Julie HoushJune 26, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Slow Bar at the back coffee bar weekdays 8am-2pm. Skip the line, grab a seat, prepare to be treated by a barista!
  • Food & Wine
    Food & WineApril 21, 2011
    Low-key Intelligentsia is one of the most respected roasters in America and now has five cafes around the country.
  • Jess N.
    Jess NikolaiNovember 27, 2010
    The hot chocolate here is amazing, unlike any other I've ever had. The mocha powder at the end of the cup is the best part. ;)
  • Julie H.heart icon on user image
    Julie HoushJanuary 7, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    The weekday Slow Bar (8am-2pm) is a treat - skip the line, sit down for a few minutes and treat yourself to anything the weekly barista has planned!
  • Christopher L.heart icon on user image
    Christopher LangmuirOctober 22, 2015
    Great single origin espresso available in their drinks.
  • Nicole P.heart icon on user image
    Nicole PAugust 19, 2017
    Beautiful and overpriced coffee. $7.25 for the oatmilk matcha latte, lol
  • Rohan K.
    Rohan KerrOctober 16, 2015
    Great Coffee. Excellent service. RATE 8/10
  • Chris M.
    Chris MessinaSeptember 24, 2013
    What to Order: Classic cappuccinos are made using rich 5 percent milk.
  • ashton
    ashtonJune 14, 2010
    Need a really fantastically brewed cup of coffee or a delish espresso drink, I'll see you here. Especially on First Fridays on Abbot Kinney!
  • Paula L.
    Paula LeeDecember 26, 2013
    Skip Nice Cream and get an affogato here. So good.
  • Mohammad A.heart icon on user image
    Mohammad AlMoqhemFebruary 28, 2018
    Chicagoan coffeehouse in Venice Beach
  • Christopher T.
    Christopher TSeptember 28, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Apparently these guys don't allow you to have your dog on the patio. You have to tie them up on the street...
  • Greg G.heart icon on user image
    Greg GilmoreMay 14, 2015
    Great coffee brew. Expensive but a treat.
  • Arnaud R.heart icon on user image
    Arnaud RéautéNovember 8, 2014
    Very good Coffee and nice pastries even though not much choice
  • Pocket S.
    Pocket SunAugust 17, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    You might miss it easily. Nice chill vibe.
  • Leslie Q.heart icon on user image
    Leslie QNovember 26, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Still surprised this hasn't spread like wildfire across LA. The coffee is so good.
  • Erin M.
    Erin MichelleOctober 2, 2010
    The lattes are almost too artfully made to drink at times... but the best coffee drink is awaiting you with the first sip!
  • Allison G.
    Allison GarlickDecember 7, 2011
    a caffeinated experience! The staff is so knowledgable when it comes to all things coffee.
  • Cherith Z.heart icon on user image
    Cherith ZanghiMarch 5, 2017
    Every coffee is a pour over so it takes forever. Line is ridiculously long, but scared to run to the also ridiculously long restroom line for fear of losing my place
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