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Intelligentsia Coffee & Tea

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As featured in Los Angeles In Three Days
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3922 West Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA
+1 323-663-6173
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6:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Wed 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu - Sat 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Chandler, Arizona
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The coffee is o.k. But, seriously - $6.00 for a small coffee? And then, you have to wait 10 minutes to get it. Seating is inadequate and, if you have a laptop, outlets are nonexistent. This is one of those places where people hang out to see and presumably be seen. I suppose... Do yourself a favor by either visiting... More 

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Thank KevinMJM
Los Angeles, California
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

The coffee here is great. I will admit that. The waiting in line and general efficiency of processing of customers drives me crazy. The coffee is excellent but the atmosphere, crowd, vibe and everything else makes me avoid the place.

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Lugano, Switzerland
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016

A great place if you stay in Silverlake, beautiful, full of love and neat cool stuff, from brewing pots to the merch that is offered.

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Thank Alexey B
Temecula, California
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237 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

They make a great hot chai with almond milk. It's not homemade, however it's still very good. Parking is very challenging so go early or pay for parking in the back.

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Thank rkashmere
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

Iced chai tea. Just try it. Quite expensive, wouldn't make it a regular spot if I lived there - but really nice as a treat, great decor- and apparently a good place to spot celebs!

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Thank GroovyBebe
Boston, Massachusetts
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016

Classic LA hang out. You'll overhear folks talking about animation, films, scripts, acting, and mostly everyone sitting online with their laptops. Outside seating looks the most comfy. Each cup of coffee individually brewed. Great service.

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Thank Deborah B
Greater London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2016 via mobile

We were staying locally whilst on holiday and had been told we had to go here. Every day the queue was huge so wondered whether it was worth it but after waiting out turn the coffees we had (flat white and soya latte) really were full of flavour and worth the wait. Also a nice place to hang out in... More 

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Palm Beach, Florida
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183 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Whenever I'm in Silver lake a morning run to intelligentsia is a must. There seems to be a new coffee shop opening weekly, but. Y favorite capuchin is still Intelligentsia.The breakfast Pastries are consistently good, and the baristas always pleasant.

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Thank Stealthcritic
Colorado Springs, CO
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72 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2015

You need a cool dog, a detached look, semi-cool clothes and a wallet with cash not to mention a secured outside table in which to be seen for the total Intelligentsia Coffee experience. Coffee was so so, too expensive and we had to wait in a long line to get it. Why? Save your money, go somewhere else and enjoy... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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199 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2015

I'd had this coffee elsewhere so I decided to go to the source. It was good, hot Oaxacan coffee that did the trick, but it was a bit too expensive. Nice setting to have coffee, just don't be surprised to see that it will be more than $5.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $10
Cuisine
Cafe
Meals
Breakfast
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3922 West Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles
  • Phone Number: +1 323-663-6173

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?