3922 W. Sunset Blvd., Silver Lake

One of the first things I absolutely love doing when we plan to travel somewhere is google, “cute coffee shops” in (insert city here). And no, it’s not just for the ‘gram, but I legit loooove gawking and studying the decor, design, the layout, the light fixtures, the color themes. Ask my husband, and he’ll tell you that half the time I hardly finish my coffee, because, well, I came for the decor!

Funny though, that I have seemed to take for granted the beautiful coffee shops that exist even within walking distance of where I’ve worked for almost a decade! And this brings me to my first featured coffee shop design, Intelligentsia!