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No Ghost Bears

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Mon - Fri: 7am - 6pm
  • Mon - Fri: 7am - 6pm
  • Sat - Sun: 8am - 5pm

Hip and alternative nook serving up craft espresso drinks & pastries in a bold, modern space with outdoor seating available. No Ghost Bears may keep sharp toothed spirits away, but it's coffee concoctions light up all human souls in need of a java fix. 

OUR ARTICLE

BY: Travis Platt Contributing writer

No Ghost Bears has style, and it comes easy to the tight-knit crew that runs it. With a name so out of ordinary, it immediately draws curiosity to what this DTLA coffee operation on East 8th Street in Downtown Los Angeles is all about. Look for the weathered wooden sign adorned with a bold statement F*ck Traffic, Get Coffee. This eclectic neon pink coffee-brewing hangout serves Suits & Knives Coffee, and take it from us, the liquid creations taste as smooth and sharp as the name.

A true representation of the alternative and artistic wave in DTLA catering to creatives of all kinds.

Be sure to take a close look at the hardware — No Ghost Bears easily has the coolest espresso machine to be found. Local artist Mikolaj Wyszynski went to town on the device, decking it out with comic images of Metal Slug and anti-heroes from The Watchmen. The space is bright and modern with outside seating to listen to city sounds and zone out to a view of the Santee Court Apartments.

No Ghost Bears is a bold and eccentric. A true representation of the alternative and artistic wave in DTLA catering to creatives of all kinds. Though the wall art boldly states “Shit People, Good Coffee”, it’s easy to see the sarcasm hidden within the statement. The people behind this spot are indeed the shit, and so are the bike friendly clientele of downtowners.

FIELD TIPS

Small and intimate setting, the perfect coffee hideaway from all those green mermaid crowds

Pastries are fresh daily for a quick breakfast

Check out all the eccentric art on the walls and cassette tape collection

Bike friendly joint for all you city commuters