Instagrammable Cafes to Visit in Los Angeles 2019

 

8 Instagrammable Cafes to Visit in Los Angeles in 2019

Design-minded cafes are adding elements like custom murals or unique light fixtures to create the perfect backdrop for an insta-worthy photo. Whether you visit cafes to get your morning coffee fix, to do productive work, or to get design inspo, some cafes aren’t just about the beans. Of course, the best place to go cafe hopping is in Los Angeles. Which one of these cafes is your style?

1. Dinosaur Coffee in Silver Lake

Owners Ben + Michelle worked with some mighty-fine designers to create this sweet silver lake environment that basically begs to be shared on social media. Dinosaur Coffee is the kind of independent coffee shop where the friendly baristas hand you Four Barrel Coffee in ceramic vessels custom made by Professor Nobuhitu Nishigawara. Here you’re surrounded by custom features and unique interior details like molded tiles by MASS Architecture and Design, woodwork designed by Ryan Upton, and a floral installation by the folks at Hello Gem.

Modern Interpretation of Jurassic Skeleton Hung From Ceiling by Ryan Upton and Custom black Molded Tiles by MASS Architecture and Design in Dinosaur Coffee.
Wooden Shelves and Fixtures by Ryan Upton and Custom Molded Tiles by MASS Architecture and Design at Dinosaur Coffee in Los Angeles. As seen on Wescover.
Handmade Ceramic Mugs and Vessels by Nobuhitu Nishigawara at Dinosaur Coffee in Los Angeles. Professor Nobu Nishigawara’s contemporary vessels—cups, containers, teapots—are displayed along the custom curved shelves by Ryan Upton.
Handmade Ceramic Mugs and Vessels by Nobuhitu Nishigawara at Dinosaur Coffee in Los Angeles. As seen on Wescover.
 Floral Installation of hanging plants and neon light fixtures by Hello Gem at Dinosaur Coffee in Los Angeles, CA
Floral Installation with Neon by Hello Gem at Dinosaur Coffee in Los Angeles, California.

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2. Superba Food + Bread in Venice

Created by Design Bitches, Superba Food + Bread is the perfect backdrop for classic Los Angeles brunch photos.  The space is open and welcoming (it’s a dog-friendly LA cafe too!) with bright windows, colorful walls, and a wooden palette.  In addition to the photo-worthy interior design, Superba Food + Bread has an awesome outdoor seating area complete with ‘Luxembourg’ stacking side chairs and dark green bistro tables by French outdoor furniture maker Fermob

Stackable side chair at Superba FOod + Bread in Los Angeles, as seen on Wescover.
The Luxembourg Stacking Side Chair by Fermob at Superba Food + Bread in Los Angeles as seen on Wescover.
Vintage, ceramic silverware by Heath Ceramics at Superba Food + Bread on Wescover.
Dinner Plates by Heath Ceramics at Superba Food + Bread in Los Angeles as seen on Wescover.

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3. Don Francisco’s Coffee Casa Cubana in Downtown Los Angeles 

Located in downtown Los Angeles, Don Francisco’s Coffee Casa Cubana is a Cuban cafe that serves authentic cuisine and delicious coffee. Designed by interior design firm Omgivning, Don Francisco’s Coffee Casa Cubana replicates the warm, breezy vibe of Havana. The design features a variety of plants, brass fixtures, and striking floor tiles. We’re also loving the salmon, white, and wooden tones! 

Cafe interior design with brass fixtures and tabletops by Omgivning in Los Angeles. As seen on Wescover.
Don Francisco’s Coffee by Omgivning at Don Francisco Coffee in Los Angeles, as seen on Wescover.
Exterior View of Don Francisco's Coffee designed and built by Omnigiving Interior Design in Los Angeles.
Don Francisco’s Coffee Exterior by Omgivning Interior Design in Los Angeles, CA. As seen on Wescover.
Wall Treatment Detail in Don Francisco's Coffee by Omnigiving in Los Angeles, California.
Wall Treatment Detail in Don Francisco’s Coffee by Omgivning in Los Angeles, CA. As seen on Wescover.

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4. Alfred Coffee in Silverlake

Joshua Zad’s local coffee chain Alfred Coffee has 9 shops to travel to from California to Tokyo. The inside of Alfred Coffee Silverlake features Brendan Ravenhill’s cord chandelier, an intricately designed and impeccably balanced steel fixture that complements Alfred Coffee Silverlake’s signature dark floral wall perfectly. The Silverlake location features colorful custom murals that change from time to time too. We love the Minnie Mouse mural painted by Disney’s world-renowned character artists John T. Quin III and Jeff Shelley. 

Cord Chanedlier with balanced fixture and porcelain hubs and steel arms with radiating cloth electrical cords on Wescover.
Cord Chandelier by Brendan Ravenhill at Alfred Coffee in Silverlake. As seen on Wescover.
Close up of Cord Chandelier as lighting fixture by creator Brendan Ravenhill in Alfred Coffee cafe space in Los Angeles.
Cord Chandelier Detail by Brendan Ravenhill in Alfred Coffee in Silverlake. As seen on Wescover.

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5. GiorgiPorgi in Downtown Los Angeles

Explore this secret hideaway cafe in DTLA— if you can find it. Hidden behind a door with no sign, GiorgiPorgi showcases their “living coffee” concept through their drinks and designs. Decorated with white neon lights, dark grey concrete, and an arched moss walls, we love seeing folks photographed against the broody atmosphere and natural elements. The leaning ‘Leanne’ cup, you’ll likely sip from at GeorgiPorgi, was created by Eunbi. These custom ceramics are as loved as their personalized drinks!

Interior Space of GiorgiPorgi in Los Angeles, California. As seen on Wescover.
Interior Space of GiorgiPorgi in Los Angeles, California. As seen on Wescover.

 

Ceramic Coffee Cups by Eunbi at GiorgiPorgi in Los Angeles, California. As seen on Wescover.
Ceramic Coffee Cups by Eunbi at GiorgiPorgi in Los Angeles as seen on Wescover.

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6. République in Central LA

Located on 624 S La Brea Avenue, République is a cafe, bakery, restaurant, and bar that serves traditional and contemporary French cuisine. République worked with local creators to achieve this a rustic, warm and inviting French atmosphere cafe. Their large wood communal dining table and shelves were custom created by District Mills. While its wooden bar top and barstools were designed by Walter Manzke. The black, green, and cream patterned Burgos cement tile floor was designed by Granada Tile

Communal Table by District Mills at République, Los Angeles. As seen on Wescover.
Wooden bartop bronzed-topped reclaimed wood French bartop. As seen on Wescover.
Wooden Bartop by Walter Manzke at République, Los Angeles. As seen on Wescover.
Custom, handmade green, black and cream cement floor tile by Granada Tile on Wescover.
Burgos Cement Tile by Granada Tile at République in Los Angeles. As seen on Wescover.

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7. Maru Coffee in Los Feliz

With its minimalist aesthetic and intimate atmosphere, Maru Coffee is a peaceful spot for a coffee selfie. Maru serves its delicious drinks in customized ceramic latte cups, mugs, and hangari jars created by Notary Ceramics which perfectly complement the white and light wooden palette.

Handmade ceramic mug and tableware by Notary Ceramics for coffee lovers at Maru Coffee.
Handmade Ceramic Mug by Notary Ceramics at Maru Coffee in Los Angeles, California. As seen on Wescover.
Ceramic coffee cup in Maru Coffee in Los Angeles on Wescover.
Latte Cup by Notary Ceramics at Maru Coffee in Los Angeles. As seen on Wescover.
Custom handmade hangari jar at Maru Coffee.
Hangari Jars by Notary Ceramics at Maru Coffee in Los Angeles. As seen on Wescover.

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8. Eightfold Coffee in Echo Park 

Eightfold Coffee is another one of our top picks for the minimalist who is seeking to escape from the hectic city of Los Angeles. The space features minimalist paintings by local artist Cindy Hsu Zell and a beautiful wildflower arrangement by L.A.-based floral design studio Fibers & Florals.  The black mugs in Eightfold Coffee are stoneware clay and hand painted with a volcanic rock by Ninon Choplin. Eightfold Coffee is the perfect spot for those who love a clean, bright, and earthy toned coffee shop!

Caillou Ceramic Mugs by Ninon Choplin in Eightfold Coffee as seen on Wescover.
Caillou Ceramic Mugs by Ninon Choplin in Eightfold Coffee as seen on Wescover.
Wildflower wall arrangement by Fibers & Florals on Wescover.
Floral Wall Art by Fibers & Florals at Eightfold Coffee, Los Angeles. As seen on Wescover.
Minimalist industrial chic paintings by Cindy Hsu Zell, as seen on Wescover.
Minimalist Paintings by Cindy Hsu Zell at Eightfold Coffee, Los Angeles. As seen on Wescover.

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There are more Instagrammable cafes to love Los Angeles! If you’re in another city, you can always browse by location or space type on Wescover!  

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