Coffee Shops Along the LA River


Los Angeles has more to its name than city lights and beaches; discovering its hidden treasures will always leave both tourists and locals feeling refreshed and inspired. One of the best ways to utilize the outdoors of Los Angeles is to explore the L.A. River, which runs for 48 miles from Simi Hills to Long Beach. If you find yourself near Downtown and want a change of scenery, make sure to check out the LA River along Northeast Los Angeles!

And instead of spending money doing cardio at the gym, you can find yourself running, biking, walking, and even kayaking along the LA River! There's no better way to exercise than being outdoors in LA's gorgeous weather and seeing many others around you doing the same.

If you're feeling low on energy while you're exercising or want to treat yourself after your run or walk, the LA River will cover you there! What's unique about the LA River are the many quirky, pop-up coffee shops that are located along it. Not only do these shops give you that quick pick-me-up after you're exercising, but also create local economic development opportunities for small businesses within the area, and serve as a space for community and public gathering. They also encourage bicyclists to pause and not speed along the river path, where many pedestrians use as a walking path. So, whether you are bicycling along the river, taking a neighborhood stroll, or getting your full on cardio workout, it's always a good idea to stop by these cute coffee shops to help yourself and those within the community!


L.A. River Cafe | 2902 Gilroy St. Los Angeles, CA 90039

Saturday & Sunday 7 AM - 2 PM


Pancake Epidemic |

Thursday - Sunday 9 AM - 5 PM


Spoke Bicycle Cafe | 3050 N Coolidge Ave, Los Angeles, CA

Thursday - Sunday 9 AM - 6 PM


The Frog Spot | 2825 Benedict St, Los Angeles, CA 90039

Saturday & Sunday 8 AM - 8 PM


Wax Paper | 2902 Knox Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90039

Monday - Thursday 11 AM - 5 PM

Friday 9 AM - 3 PM

Saturday 9 AM - 3 PM

Jasmine Yang