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Intelligentsia Coffee & Tea

3922 West Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA
(323) 663-6173
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Ranked #215 of 8,572 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Price range: $5 - $10
Sun - Wed 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu - Sat 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
Good for: Outdoor seating
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Good for: Outdoor seating
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Ballito, South Africa
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73 reviews 73 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We had been given the hint to try the coffee at Intelligentsia, and it really was worth the visit. The only problem is the lack of parking anywhere, as Intelligentsia is situated on a busy intersection. However, the place is bustling, the coffee strong and full of flavor, the foam rich and creamy, yum. Will come back here when I... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

awesome set up, love the products they sell. flowery chai (not my fave) but coffee was amazing! i could stay in there people watching for hours!

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Istanbul, Turkey
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57 reviews 57 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

I first visited Intelligentsia on Sunset in 2008 and I was hooked. On a recent trip back to LA, I got takeaway from this location several times. If you're a coffee expert, would-be connoisseur, or just like quality java, Intelligentsia is a must. This branch can seem kind of scene-y and there can be a line at times, but all... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

It's all about the coffee. It's excellent! The pastry slightly better than average. With better food, I could give a higher overall rating. The service is slow but, mainly because they spend so much time making such a delicious brew.

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Birmingham, Michigan
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Great cup of coffee--totally worth the price! There was a line but it move quickly. My whole family agreed the food and drinks were worth the drive and wait.

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West Hollywood, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Consistently great espresso drinks with strong full flavor, friendly staff and always a treat. I buy the beans too!

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Mountain View, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

I've been in town for two days now and I've had as many trips to Intelligentsia. It's down the street from the Ashtanga yoga class I'm attending (Noah Williams) in Silverlake. So far I've treated myself to lattes and a "self-pour" (individually filtered hand-drip coffee) and have been delighted with both drinks. I expect to be back tomorrow!

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Vancouver, Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

If you drink your coffee black, and want to appreciate the different layers to a coffee like you would appreciate a wine, then Intelligentsia is where you want your cup of java. I had the Ethiopian blend, which was brewed properly and I could appreciate the blueberry and strawberry tones, slight undercurrent of lemon citrus, and the mild acidity. All... More

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Montreal, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

Would get five stars but sometimes there are not enough seats and the line-up to order is long. Complimentary wifi, excellent coffee and delicious pastry-thingies. Nice staff, friendly clientele. What's not to like?

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Atlanta, Georgia
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94 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

I love visiting Intelligentsia when I am in Venice. The coffee and croissants are the best. It is also a fun people watching scene

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