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Intelligentsia Coffee & Tea

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3922 West Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA
(323) 663-6173
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6:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu - Sat 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Outdoor Seating

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Hipster watching and the best mocha in LA !

Whenever I am in the area of Abbot Kinney I will have to make a stop for the BEST mocha in LA. I have high standards coming from San Francisco however I found Intelligentsia has great coffees and a fun space in Venice.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
Erika A
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Los Angeles, California
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Newport Beach, California
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Undrinkable coffee. Bitter and tasteless. Much ado about nothing! For all the fanfare about roasting, brewing etc. etc. the coffee is so bitter that quinine tastes better. It is good packaging for a very poor product.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Whenever I am in the area of Abbot Kinney I will have to make a stop for the BEST mocha in LA. I have high standards coming from San Francisco however I found Intelligentsia has great coffees and a fun space in Venice.

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

For Aussies in LA looking for great coffee just like at home this place is a must! Parking is relatively easy (this is LA after all) service is great, as is the coffee! Great place to start your morning before exploring LA

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Disclaimer - I'm from Melbourne. Our coffee is amazing. Like liquid gold good. Coffee incites quasi-religious fervour in our city. So my standards are extremely high. I've always regarded the US as coffee purgatory, even though I had read, with some cynicism, that things had improved significantly of late. Several days into our annual Stateside sojourn, which was once again... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Having been told this place does Melbourne style coffee, I was disappointed. The Barista makes a show of pouring the milk into a nice design, but the foam was not up to scratch. It's just average mall coffee in Australian terms. And the pretentiousness of the staff is painful. I went back three times whilst staying in Venice, because it's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We visited the Abbott-Kinney location and it was amazing. They are totally serious about good coffee here. If you are craving a great cup of coffee go no further.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Fantastic artisanal coffee, made to order with excellent service by experienced baristas. Primarily outdoor seats, but not that many, and the benches slope uncomfortably. Only one inaccessible indoor plug, so this is not a popular pad for those seeking a working coffeeshop.

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Walla Walla, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Stopped here for coffee one afternoon of our stay in Venice. Service was quite slow, trainees were complaining within earshot of us while we waited, coffee was good, but overpriced. I guess you get that in the area, especially with it being a hipster paradise. The building was the highlight, it's a great space.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Visit for their coffee, stay for their ambiance. This is one of the best place for coffee in town. Must visit for coffee aficionados or someone who wants to learn more about coffee.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

I love intelligentsia coffee and tea and I try to go whenever I am in Venice or Silver Lake. This is a place for serious coffee drinkers and their coffee is absolutely one of the best.

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Additional Information about Intelligentsia Coffee & Tea

Address: 3922 West Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA
Phone Number: (323) 663-6173
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: Cafe

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3922 West Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles
  • Phone Number: (323) 663-6173

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Cafe
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?