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Espresso junkies, this is where to score your fix. Chicago-based Intelligentsia has been in LA for more than a decade, and the brand's staying power is due to the unrivaled selection of single-origin espresso. Pick your particular poison—Costa Rican, say, or perhaps you have a thing for dark Guatemalans?—and the bean scholars here will pull you a purist-worthy shot or craft a frothy latte with flair. There's free wifi and tons of available freeform bench seating, so no matter how crowded it gets during the afternoon caffeine rush there's always a spot under an umbrella on the patio. You can grab some pastries and a tall cup of drip coffee too, but really, you're here for the short n' strong stuff.