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Cognoscenti Coffee — South Park

3006, 868 S Olive St, Los Angeles, CA 90014, USA

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Editor's Review

Today, a lot of Los Angeles barista legends can say they've been nurtured professionally by Yeekai Lim, the architect-turned-coffee-genius behind Cognoscenti Coffee. Lim got his start with a mobile coffee cart that did a long stint within Atwater Village's Proof Bakery before finding a true home in Culver City's Arts District.

With three locations now, their South Park café keeps a consistent interior design with a posh blend of industrial cements, marble counters, and exposed ceiling. A separated wooden bar space completes the look, and massive glass windows allow natural light to flood into this café, creating a warm atmosphere despite its otherwise chic elements. 

As for your caffeine fix, Cognoscenti hooks it up with different roasters for every brew style, their own beans included, from V60 to espresso and filter. They'll also brighten your morning with an array of brekkie goodies like egg sandwiches and avocado toast, plus make you drool with a unique Sugarbloom pastry selection—what coffee pairing do you think works best with a kimchi spam musubi croissant?

Reviewed by Katrina Yentch.

Cafe Features

Buy Beans
Table Seating

Coffee + Drinks

Cold Brew
Filter Coffee
Non Dairy
House Roaster
Guest Roaster
Mazzer Robur
Coffee Machine
La Marzocco Linea PB
Opening Hours
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00