Considered by many to be the godfather of 3rd wave coffee, Stumptown's DTLA location is found within an exposed warehouse and offers an array of excellence from its coffee enterprise.
OUR ARTICLEBY: Alex Temblador Contributing writer
Mile after mile you walk through downtown Los Angeles’ Art’s District, admiring graffiti and wall art that speaks of politics, pop culture, race, and life. With each step, energy drains and you’re in need of caffeine to lift you up. With the growth of DTLA, coffeeshops are popping up in historic buildings, but there’s one that beckons forth with a red neon sign – Stumptown Coffee Roasters.
Where there’s street art, there’s sure to be an edgy and cool group of customers surrounding you
Coffeeshops should reflect the spirit of the neighborhood they call home, and that can definitely be said of Stumptown Coffee Roasters Los Angeles. A brand that was originally created in Portland, Stumptown Coffee Roasters made it a point to blend in with the warehouse vibe of the Art’s District, featuring an industrial design with modern features and sleek accents.
But you’re here for the coffee, right? Let’s get on with it.
Most coffee shops would be hard pressed to claim that they can offer “fresh coffee,” especially when compared to Stumptown, who roast the coffee for the Los Angeles shop on-site. It’s instantly clear how true this is when you walk in. The smell overwhelms and goes straight to your head, offering a coffee high before you’ve even had the coffee.
With a full espresso bar, drip coffee, or Cold Brew, there’s plenty of caffeinated choices. Fresh juices, water, and sodas are available for non-caffeine drinkers. After ordering your freshly roasted and brewed cup of Stumptown Coffee, pick out a delicious pastry which are supplied by Sugar Bloom, Clover, Madame Monsieur, or Better Booch. Remind yourself that you have just walked blocks upon blocks looking at cool street art – you deserve a sweet reward.
It’s Los Angeles – which means that the weather is good – so grab your coffee cup in one hand and pastry in the other, and head out onto the patio to chill on the sleek metals tables and black chairs. Where there’s street art, there’s sure to be an edgy and cool group of customers surrounding you. Coffee and convo, anyone?
Check out Bread Lounge down the street for a fresh bite
Look out for LA’s best food trucks out front
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Grab a few Nitro Cold Brew Cans for the road