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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
Dining options: Coffee & Tea, Outdoor Seating

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  • 6
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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
The best coffee in the area!

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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42 reviews 42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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103 reviews 103 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
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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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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72 reviews 72 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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113 reviews 113 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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130 reviews 130 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
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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95 reviews 95 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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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: Coffee Shop

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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
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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