You’re a coffee connoisseur, a writer, a biker, and definitely cool. So you need a spot where you can relax and enjoy your latte, knowing your e-bike is locked up safe outside! Or maybe you want to bring it in with you for a recharge. These cafes are sure to keep you coming back for their specialty blends, bike racks, and bike-friendly atmospheres. Onto our best cafes to bike to in Los Angeles.
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Okay, it’s literally in the name. That’s why this is a great number one spot. Just a few miles east of Silver Lake, this bike cafe is placed strategically along the Los Angeles River bike path! They carry their own bike selection as well, though you won’t find any of our amazing e-bikes here. What you will find is an eclectic crowd, a crafty brunch at a decent price, and coffee that’ll blow your mind. Orange Chocolate Cappuccino, anyone? BONUS POINTS: Don’t hop off your seat. They have a ride-up window. Take one of our rentals out today to get yo self some healthy grub because you’re so in shape.
Looking to relax and stay a while? A sucker for an oasis? Coffee Connection has an unbeatable outdoor courtyard, in addition to the comfy couch seating inside! Visitors come here often for the views, the vibe, and Wi-Fi connection. You could write your entire screenplay in here, and they offer a private lot for parking your bike! If this joint wasn’t awesome enough, the founders have made sure they use sustainable and fair trade sourcing, organic agriculture, and they’re a member of a number of non-profits within the community. I don’t know about you, but I like to sip my coffee black, with a pinch of earnest do-gooding. When you’re done, don’t forget you’re a swift 18-minute bike ride from Venice beach.
For a cultural excursion: this gem is located in the heart of Los Feliz, just a 3 minute bike ride to Barnsdall Art Park! Los Feliz has a relaxed ambiance that’s all its own and worth committing an entire day to exploration. Take a spin around Barnsdall’s historical center with a stunning overlook of the city. Once you’ve exhausted yourself at a wine tasting and an art gallery or two, take a bike out for an evening in a cafe with unique charm that feels like home. P.S. They turn into a poppin’ bar at night.
You, trail rider, you. The Trails cafe is a stellar stop at the finish line of your ride through Griffith Park. Delicious coffee, mouthwatering vegan options, and set in a gorgeous hideaway, this shop is sure to satisfy your ferocious appetite after a hilly ride to the Griffith Observatory. This place is known for its pies… but one Yelp reviewer couldn’t help but grab the PB&J that seemed to change his life. Go change yours. Hop on some wheels and blaze over to this hidden haven.