peak aesthetic coffee

If you make it pretty enough, people will come. Location is everything in LA, but aesthetics are even more important and Laveta has managed to be so aesthetic that it doesn’t need a Sunset Blvd address to get Instagrammers flocking. The relatively new establishment appeared on a sleepy block Glendale Blvd on the less-gentrified side of the 101 in August of 2019, a block that has since started to become a bit of a destination for hipsters.

Laveta is obnoxiously aesthetic. The sleek concrete is muted in the most flattering way, a canvas for golden light to shine through the rectangular window to create a dance of stark lined shadows. The minimalist geometric wood furnishings perfectly complement the cozy space and make for a perfect backdrop for your obligatory coffee gram. If you went ahead and assumed that they use beautiful neutral ceramic plates and mugs, you’d be correct. Pair it with simple glassware and bamboo trays and you got textbook Instagram-bait. Oh yeah, the coffee and food is great too. Cue the hipsters.

the details

Address318 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles
Hours8am – 3pm weekdays, 8am – 4pm weekends
Price$$ – on par with other aesthetic LA cafés
Aestheticsleek minimalist, geometric concrete

good to know

Go here for: obnoxiously aesthetic coffee pics

Order this: laveta signature (double espresso, maple syrup + oat milk), matcha misto (iced matcha topped with agave-sweetened cream), peep the food menu for some french toast or a veggie bowl if you are wanting something more substantial than a Sugarbloom pastry 

Amount of time to spend: 1-2 hours, it’s a nice place to linger, but not particularly comfortable seating

When to come: weekdays and mornings tend to be more chill, it’s a small space and usually fills up in the afternoon 

Parking: they have a small lot, and there is plenty of unrestricted street parking in the area 

Other things to note: 

  • They are dog friendly inside, and there is some seating outside.
  • There’s free wifi and some outlets. The seating might not be best for long work sessions but there are usually some people plugged in and getting comfy.

Last visited: February 2020

Last updated: October 2020

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