Over the last couple of years, we’ve seen a fabulous growth of Black-owned businesses in South LA. This is a big change from seeing the standard big corporations in the city. South LA in its grand rebirth. One of the biggest proponents of the city’s change is the brewing of Black-owned coffee shops.
Whether you take your coffee black or with a dash of half-and-half and sugar, you’ll never run out of options in South LA.
Here are our favorite cafes in South LA.
Hot and Cool Café
If you love caffeinated drinks, arts, and community, Hot and Cool Café is the place to be. They offer healthy, delicious food and provide a creative space to artists and musicians.
Hot and Cool Café is located at 4331 Degnan Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90008
Hilltop Coffee + Kitchen
This sleek, modern space in the View Park-Windsor Hills, provides a home and community to all caffeine lovers and residents. As a testament to helping the community grow, Hilltop Coffee makes sure to attempt to hire residents.
Hilltop Coffee + Kitchen is located at 4427 W Slauson Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90043
Sip & Sonder
Owners Shanita Nicholas and Amanda-Jane Thomas both wanted to see a café that reflected their culture and identity. So, they created Sip & Sonder. The café is home to art shows, live music, or social mixers.
Sip & Sonder is located at 108 S Market St., Inglewood, CA 90301
South LA Café
This family-owned coffee shop is building a community by connecting people through coffee and culture.
South LA Café is located at 3991 S Western Ave., #9A, Los Angeles, CA 90062
What’s your favorite café in South LA?
From coffee shops that have been featured on HBO's Insecure to the ones that provide a space for local artists, Black-owned, minority-owned cafes are booming in South LA.