Cafe Dulce
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Caffeine fix: The specialty coffee shops of L.A.

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Barista Eugene Lee at Cafe Dulce. (Amparo Rios / R.E. )
Tierra Mia
Ulysses Romero’s Tierra Mia also bakes its own pastries, including tres leches muffins, guava cheese strudel and piña queso danish. (Los Angeles Times)
LA Mill
Local roaster LA Mill opened its baroque Silver Lake shop five years ago, featuring siphon-brewed coffee prepared tableside. (Los Angeles Times)
Beans at Jones
Pre-roasted coffee beans are put into the drum of a roaster at Jones Coffee Roasters in Pasadena. (Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times)
Jones
Barista Josh Ramsey in the first stages of making a latte at Jones Coffee Roasters in Pasadena. (Tim Berger / Glendale News Press)
Intelligentsia
Chicago-based Intelligentsia’s first L.A. location at Sunset Junction was a coffee shop game-changer. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
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Handsome makes coffee the way they like it, not the way you might like it. That means no nonfat milk and no sugar. (Aaron Frey / FRSHGRND)
Go Get Em Tiger
Go Get Em Tiger’s La Marzocco espresso machine. (Betty Hallock / Los Angeles Times)
Caffe Luxxe
Caffe Luxxe in Santa Monica roasts its own coffee at its South Bay roasting facility. (Ken Hiveley / Los Angeles Times)
Yeekai Lim prepares a cappuccino at Cognoscenti Coffee at Proof Bakery.
Yeekai Lim prepares a cappuccino at Cognoscenti Coffee at Proof Bakery.  (Mariah Tauger / For The Times )
Paper or Plastik
Paper or Plastik is a Pico Boulevard coffee shop attached to a dance studio. (Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times)
Caffe Vita
Seattle-based Caffe Vita opened its first L.A. coffee shop in February. (Betty Hallock / Los Angeles Times)
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