Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
This L.A. born coffee chain arose in 1963 and now competes with bigger chains in California. This longtime location in family-friendly Larchmont Village has limited space indoors. Orders are taken at the counter with a wall mounted menu nearby, and the patio is a popular spot for those looking to read while drinking their coffee. Brewed coffee and espresso drinks are a favorite, as are teas and lattes, but the chain is best known for its ice-blended drinks. The caffeinated shakes come in flavors like mocha, vanilla, caramel, and Black Forest, which blends chocolate powder, cherries, and chocolate covered espresso beans.
Coffee Bean allows customers to customize orders, allowing customers to order coffee with half the caffeine and blended drinks with half the powder.