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Intelligentsia Coffee & Tea

$$ - $$$
As featured in Los Angeles In Three Days
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3922 West Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA
+1 323-663-6173
06:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Wed 06:00 - 20:00
Thu - Sat 06:00 - 23:00
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Los Angeles, California
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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.

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

Thank Alexey B
Temecula, California
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233 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 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.

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 24 June 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!

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 26 April 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.

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 24 February 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 

Thank Daniel P
Palm Beach, Florida
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182 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

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.

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

Thank LaViajera007
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 2 November 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.

Thank LearningCurv
Melbourne, Australia
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352 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2015

I was in the Silver Lake area for the sole purpose of visiting a store on Sunset, but I accidentally stumbled across Intelligentsia (perhaps not an accident) and I knew that the coffee would be amazing. It has a gorgeous outdoor area, but unfortunately for me, there was no space available to sit and soak up the wonderful vibe. The... More 

Thank Rohan E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?