With Love
From Kat

With Love
From Kat

Best Coffee Shops in LA

Silver Lake, LA

Happy Monday!  I’m feeling more settled than ever here in LA.  It’s been over a year since I moved from NYC to LA!  My house is almost done being decorated, I’ve got my go-to restaurants, salons, and shops, and I’m a regular at a handful of local coffee shops.  I’ve done my fair share of exploring and been super impressed with the cafe/coffee shop scene here so I wanted to share my favorite coffee shops!

Best Coffee Shops in LA

Great White Venice
This Aussie cafe just opened a few months ago down the street from my house.  You can see the Venice sign perfectly from the cafe, and it’s one block from the beach!  The decor is dreamy – all white with rattan light fixtures, and the food is equally as dreamy with the best smoothie bowls, avocado toast, matchas and lattes in town.  

The Butcher’s Daughter
This was one of my favorite spots in NYC and I am SO happy they have one a few blocks from my house in Venice.  This darling restaurant is situated right on Abbot Kinney and the decor is to die for.  They make a mean latte and one of the best avocado toasts and kale salads around.

This is another coffee shop in Venice that happens to be started by a super cool NYC Brooklyn guy.  It’s small and intimate – right off the boardwalk, with a super cool downtown vibe.  With a brick exterior and french cafe bistro tables inside, grab one of their yummy drinks and people watch your heart out!

Not many people know this, but if you head into the Tom’s shoe store on Abbot Kinney there’s a coffee shop inside!  They make the best coffee I’ve ever had in my entire life – no joke.  My boyfriend got me hooked and we go several mornings a week (and I used to not even drink coffee!!!)  The vanilla coriander latte has been written up in several magazines and it’s as good as it’s hyped up to be – and their chai is also insaneeeee.

Alfred Tea
You can’t go to LA without getting a coffee or boba tea from Alfred off Melrose in West Hollywood!  Iconic and probably one of the most instagram worthy places in LA :)

This West Hollywood spot is spacious and ideal for people watching.  It’s actually funny what a scene it turns into in the middle of the afternoon!  You’ll see actors and models pop in and out of here, or writers and directors holed up in the corner reading.  It’s right next to Gracias Madre and a ton of other great shops so it’s a perfect spot to hit up in the morning before you go out and explore.

La Colombe
This spot is in Silver Lake (and is where these photos were shot.)  They have a location in NYC as well and make the best oat milk latte.  Yes oat milk!  It’s creamier than almond milk and I can’t resist getting one overtime I’m there.

There are 2 locations in LA; one in Venice right on Abbot Kinney and one in Silver Lake.  I prefer the Silver Lake location – it’s got a gorgeous outdoor seating area and equally gorgeous people always flock to it.  Seriously, you’ll walk by at any given time of the day and a group of dreamy men on motorcycles wearing leather jackets just happen to be hanging outside.  This is THE spot haha!

Plant Food and Wine
This is another inconspicuous coffee spot that’s actually an incredible vegan restaurant by my friend Matthew Kenney.  You’d never know it from the outside – but if you go in the back of the restaurant a spacious light filled garden awaits you.  Their coffee is so pure, so fresh, and 100% organic – my dad who is quite the coffee connoisseur was completely blown away.

Bluestone Lane
YAY!!!!  My favorite NYC Aussie coffee spot that I went to ALL the time in the West Village has finally opened several locations in LA.  I’ve only been to their Hollywood location on La Brea, but they also have one in Studio City and are opening ones in Santa Monica, Venice, and downtown very soon!  Order their green smoothie bowl, avocado toast, and a latte for breakfast!



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  • La Bijoux Bella | by mia says:

    Looking fabulous as always … love 💜 The little neck tie accent!

    🌸🍃LA BIJOUX BELLA 🌸🍃| By Mia | A Creative Lifestyle Blog

    March 12, 2018 | Reply
  • Simply Sory says:

    Me alegro de que ya estes totalmente adapta. La verdad que está genial tu lista de lugares favoritos, hace que un lugar sea más tu hogar.


    March 12, 2018 | Reply
  • Emily says:

    Love this post and will definitely be bookmarking for the next time I am in LA! I completely agree that la colombe oat milk lattes are life changing. :)

    March 12, 2018 | Reply
  • Rach says:

    Thank you for sharing this! Heading to LA next month and definitely want to check out some of these places!


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  • Ewa Macherowska says:
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  • Jessica says:

    Love this sophisticated and casual look! So pretty!


    March 12, 2018 | Reply
  • Carian says:

    Hi Kat! I’m from the Netherlands and my ultimate dream is to move to NYC, but after reading your stories about Venice, I have to admit that it seems amazing to live in there as well. I’m happy to read that you feel more settled than ever and I am super curious to your home. Could you maybe to a complete house tour any time soon?

    I also just wanted to say that I’ve been following your blog for a while now and I’m absolutely loving it. It makes me wanting to buy everything haha. You have a great sense of style and I like the way you write. Every post draws my attention.

    Wish you a lovely new week!

    xx Carian

    March 12, 2018 | Reply
    • kat@withlovefromkat.com replied:

      Hi Carian! Awww thank you so much for your support and kind words! Yes Venice is truly amazing!!! But so is NYC ;) I am working on a fun house tour/youtube video – hopefully within the next month!!!!! XOXO

      March 12, 2018 | Reply
  • Natali says:

    This is such a great laidback outfit, I’m loving your blazer! Also, Alfred’s and Buthcher’s Daughter are my faves too!

    March 12, 2018 | Reply
  • Jennifer says:

    I totally agree with Alfred tea. That place is so good and I love their shop aesthetic too. Great coffee shop list!

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  • dana says:

    These shots of you are so chic!

    The Champagne Edit

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  • Mademoiselle Coconath says:

    Love the look! So chic!
    Mademoiselle Coconath

    March 12, 2018 | Reply
  • ivana split says:

    I need to bookmark this post, so that if I ever visit LA I know where to go for a cup of coffee!

    I’m such a coffee addict!!!

    you look amazing dear, so pretty.

    thanks for sharing this.


    March 13, 2018 | Reply
  • Sandra says:

    Dear Kat, I’m in love with your Blazer – and absolutely need it! Is it really from Zimmermann? Couldn’t find it online… Could you help me to figure it out? Thanks a lot. Love, Sandy

    March 13, 2018 | Reply
    • kat@withlovefromkat.com replied:

      Thanks Sandy! It’s about 4 years old!

      March 13, 2018 | Reply
  • Laura Yazdi says:

    Such a great list! I’ve been in LA for a while and still have so many of these to visit! Thanks for sharing, Kat!

    March 13, 2018 | Reply
  • Glory of the Snow says:

    You look fabulous! These coffee shops sound amazing!


    March 14, 2018 | Reply
  • Aurora says:

    Love your style! You are beautiful!

    March 14, 2018 | Reply
  • jani says:

    these all sound AMAZING. I have never been to LA but if we go anytime soon, I would love to swing by some of these. Thanks for sharing!

    Jani | http://www.mylifeinmedicineblog.com

    March 15, 2018 | Reply
  • Annie says:

    So in love with this post! Alfred is one of my favourite coffee shops of all time (and this is coming from an Aussie, so I love my coffee!) :)

    March 16, 2018 | Reply
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