The Most Instagrammable Cafés in LA

Cappuccino on a saucer
Cappuccino on a saucer | Photo by Jason Wong on Unsplash
Dominic Bertolami

Freelance writer

Keep your feed fresh while satisfying your appetite at the top 10 most Instagrammable cafés in Los Angeles.

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Alfred’s Tea Room

Cafe, American, $
From neon lights to millennial pink walls, everything at Alfred’s Tea Room is meant to be snapped. The most Instagrammed drinks include the iced matcha green tea and the chai tea latte. The variety of teas and fresh pastries are as delicious as they are beautiful. Take a close-up to add to your story, and make sure to check in – or it never happened.

The Butcher, The Baker, The Cappuccino Maker

Cafe, Coffee Shop, American, European, $$
Large yellow booths stand in stark contrast to an all-white interior at this fashionable café and patio. There are beautifully presented dishes with marble tables and ornate tiled floors, but the standout feature here is the rainbow-colored lattes with starburst designs that are great for overhead shots or close-ups. Grab a pastry and find some good lighting to make the best of the cafe’s colorful coffee creation.

Dots Cafe

Cafe, Fusion, $
Floral interior accent walls, rustic wooden tables, and potted Japanese flowers add a feminine touch to this Instagrammable destination. The menu is plated with care (perfect for overhead food shots), and the colorful array of cupcakes and white powdered pastries are real show stealers. Outside, the pastel brick wall is an ideal profile picture location. Strike a pose and have a mini photo shoot with friends, or shamelessly whip out the selfie stick.

Larchmont Bungalow and Café

Cafe, American, $
Skylights at Larchmont Bungalow & Café bring in natural brightness through vaulted wooden ceilings for perfectly lit photos, both indoors and on the patio. Green plants hang from the rafters, and eggshell blue walls covered with paintings add some color and dimension to any photo. The setting is complete with a comfort food-focused menu of nicely plated sandwiches, breakfast dishes, various pastries, and latte art.

Cafe Maji

Cafe, Japanese, Fusion, $
This Japanese-inspired café brings kawaii to American cuisine. With burgers shaped like cute bears, Belgian waffles topped with piles of whipped cream, and tiramisu with a meringue ghost peeking from the top, there’s no shortage of foodie photo ops. Thanks to the natural light coming from the windows, each photo can be posted with little to no filter.

The Cabana Cafe

Cafe, American, $
Situated inside the famous Beverly Hills Hotel, the Cabana Cafe is quintessential California cool. Its millennial pink interiors, plants growing up the walls, green-and-white striped booths and natural light combine to create a fresh colorful setting for foodie photos. Stop in on a sunny day when the blue skies and tall palm trees blend seamlessly with the pastel interior, and be sure to take a photo by the pink neon Beverly Hills Hotel sign on the way out.


Cafe, American, $
The blue-and-white mosaic tiled floor offset by teak wood paneling and marble tables make this trendy Silver Lake café an Instagram haven. The intricate mosaic tiling extends to the bathrooms, covering the walls, floor, and counters, and making it a great space for a cheeky bathroom selfie. Outdoors, the large coral-colored awning and seafoam green lettering work well for low-angle shots.


Cafe, French

Ladurée is famous for its mouthwatering macaroons

The iconic French macaron makers have opened a Beverly Hills outpost that looks like something straight out of a Wes Anderson film. Black-and-white checkered marble flooring and retro daisy-shaped mirrors come together with the brand’s famous celadon-colored booths to give this space a retro ’60s feel. Order a pot of tea with a selection of photogenic pastel macarons and desserts dusted with 24k gold.

Carrera Café

Cafe, American, $
The large glass windows at Carrera Café let in plenty of natural light, so photos here will always look professional. A black-and-white tiled floor, marble tables, and green succulents give this spot a chic aesthetic. Located across from the Instagram-famous pink wall in West Hollywood, this shop specializes in photo-realistic latte art. An in-house machine prints custom images using a patented coffee extract. Choose from a variety of images or import a photo from your phone, then post it and see the likes come rolling in.

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