Local Love: Coffee Shops Edition

Lunetta Dining Room - HalalRun


Our favorite (not so secret) spots around town…There’s a need for caffeine. And then there’s vibes. We at SKFJ seek out both when we stop for a cup! For the latte lovers to the matcha connoisseurs to the espresso martini sippers alike, we’re here to share our top spots on LA’s Westside, where we call home. First up on the list, Lunetta All Day!

With Fall in full swing, we’re chasing those golden nights as long as we can. It may be up the street from SKFJ HQ, but we’d make the trip for it even if it wasn’t *so* convenient.

1. LUNETTA ALL DAY in Santa Monica

Known for their breakfast-all-day as much as their cocktails and fine dining in the evenings, it’s the epitome of California-cool dining. Craft beers, cocktails and  a rotating seasonal menu keep us coming back for more. With  their 3 patios (one is covered!), we we can always be outside – rain or shine.

We chose to shoot our most recent campaign, A Modern Icon, at Lunetta for the launch of our newest style, Bardot. Take a look at a few of our favorite shots in their Santa Monica cafe.



2. MENOTTI’S in Culver City & Venice

Happy National Coffee Day! - Pardee Properties

With two locations on the westside *and* a mobile coffee van, you’re never far from a truly Californian coffee shop. Did you know their Venice location was one of LA’s first speakeasy’s in the 1920’s? Pretty cool, if you ask us!


A Mar Vista Micro Coffee Roaster Company at Alana's Coffee Roasters — Folk LA

Just up the way in the heart of Mar Vista, this is a neighborhood favorite. Bring your pup, work from their back patio or catch one of their live music nights! If you catch them during roasting, there is nothing quite like the scent of freshly roasted beans.

4. THE BOY & THE BEAR in Venice

The Boy and & The Bear | CYTIES

Originally founded in Redondo Beach, TB & TB have a number of locations West of the 405. This location happens to sit right on the border of Venice, Mar Vista, and Culver City… so it’s easy access for all. With plenty of seating, it’s a remote workers paradise. Their single-origin Colombian coffee is pretty nice draw, too.

5. CHIT CHAT LA in Sawtelle

CHITCHAT has all the bases covered – espresso, matcha and tea! No matter what you’re in the mood for, you’re guaranteed to find something you like. Truly a great spot to catch up and chitchat, they have fun seasonal latte options too! In the heart of Sawtelle, they are surrounded by our favorite plant nurseries, cute shops and some of the best ramen in town.

There’s no shortage of good coffee here in LA, the city seems to run off of it just as much as we do! We’ll be back soon with another edition of our Local Love spotlight! Have an idea or know of a local business you want to highlight? Let us know in the comments!

Signing off for now,

The SKFJ Team