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We may not be "pot" heads like the good people of Portland or Seattle, but it's a known fact: You never mess with Angelenos and their lattes. Coffee shops are about so much more than a liquid love affair in our town — they're where we commingle, study, and catch good vibes along with our java high. Therefore, it's mandatory that the roasting spot itself is simpatico with your personality, just like the café au lait is with your palate.
So, with your quirky Lala sentiments in mind, we've rounded up 27 buzzy spots that are anything but pedestrian. From hidden-forest decor on Franklin and legal advice with your mug in Santa Monica to a shop that'll play your LPs on Vermont, you'll be hard-pressed not to find your new jam on our nifty list. Bottoms up!
Some folks might like to wait in the bitter cold during the wee hours of the morning to fight over that same flat-screen TV you could get anywhere, but here in S.F., we prefer to do Black Friday differently. It's the one weekend when our favorite local retailers and e-shops get in the discount-giving spirit — and that's read
Pop-up shops have come a long way in the past few years: What was first foreign and new quickly became wildly popular (maybe even to a fault). But, now, with pop-ups no longer a trending topic, we're left with a refined collection of the best. In other words, a holiday pop-up (generally) no longer means a cramped space read