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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 - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu - Sat 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Outdoor seating

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  • 34
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  • 16
    Very good
  • 5
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Artisanal coffee but lacks plugs & seats.

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2015
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canada
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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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27 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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Katy, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We stopped for coffee. The place was crowded. I understand it usually is. The coffee was strong and really good. The seating is mainly outside and the weather was perfect for that.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

super nice ambiance. the coffee preparation itself is a delightful thing to watch. coffee is amazing with quality taste. definitely a must for coffee lovers....

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Ballito, South Africa
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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
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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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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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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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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: Coffee Shop

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?