Go Get Em Tiger
With always-packed locations in Larchmont and Los Feliz, it’s not surprising that the beloved cafe is expanding, with new outposts opening this year in Highland Park and at ROW DTLA. Go for the almond macadamia cappuccino ($5.25), crafted from housemade nut milk; and the vegan chickpea frittata ($10), which is sprinkled with seasonal veggies and a side of pickled beets.
Stunning interior design by L.A. firm Klein Agency may initially draw you into this new cafe in West Adams, but it is chef Kat Turner’s innovative menu that will have you returning on the regular. Along with the horchata latte ($5), the Japanese breakfast bowl ($11)—steel-cut oat porridge with shiitake dashi, maple tamari, a soft boiled egg, sesame greens, roast Okinawan sweet potato and miso granola—should not be missed.
Paramount Coffee Project
Angelenos flock to the Fairfax outpost of this Australian cafe for the exceptional flat whites and dishes made with fresh, seasonal produce. Now there’s a new industrial-chic DTLA location to enjoy updated menu items like uni toast ($14); a roast lamb sandwich with harissa, lime yogurt and dandelion greens ($14); and walnut espresso toast with mascarpone ($6). Baristas are serious about coffee. The well-edited offerings change monthly.