If you're ever nursing a strong need for caffeine in Los Angeles, don't settle for Starbucks or a random coffee shop. These famous San Francisco coffee joints are now available down south.
Brothers Cameron and Matthew McKee first opened Bicycle Coffee in Oakland after returning from a trip to South America where they learned the coffee business and brought back some authentic beans from Panama. The Bay Area-based coffee shop has recently expanded with two shops in LA. You're welcome, Angelenos. // 5427 Santa Monica Blvd or Hollywood Farmers Market at 1600 Ivar Ave; bicyclecoffeeco.com/la-chapter
Whether you feel like a hot coffee or a refreshing cold brew in sunny LA, head to Mega Bodega Cafe. The cafe only has Los Angeles locations, but they serve San Francisco's Four Barrel coffee. In the mornings, you can get coffee, tea, cold pressed juices, and even Kombucha, and if you stay a little later you can choose from 12 curated taps of craft beers, great wines and ciders. // 1001 S. Broadway; megabodega.la
Santa Cruz-based Verve Coffee has also moved down to coast to Los Angeles. They recently opened an espresso bar in Downtown Los Angeles and partnered up with Juice Served Here to have a juice bar featured in their shop. The 1,600-square-foot shop has a massive Kees Van Der Westen espresso machine, automated pourover brewers, and batch brewers to brew the best tasting coffee in town. // 833 S. Spring St., vervecoffeeroasters.com
Woodcat Cafe has been providing Angelenos with the perfect aroma of Wrecking Ball Coffee since 2014. In fact, this LA-based cafe gets all their goods, from beans to brewing equipment, from San Francisco. Enjoy! // 1532 Sunset Blvd., woodcatcoffee.com