Intelligentsia's Newest L.A. Coffee Bar Was Inspired By Iconic Old Hollywood Haunts

It's now open on the Walk of Fame.

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Silver Lake's O.G. hipster java shop has landed on the one and only Walk of Fame. Chicago-bred Intelligentsia headed to Tinseltown for its newest L.A. coffee bar, which officially opened last week the at the prime corner of Hollywood and Cahuenga Boulevards.

The shop is the 24-year-old coffee company's first outpost to open in L.A. in nine years (its most recent was in Pasadena in 2010) — and the 2,473-square-foot space was inspired by an iconic Hollywood institution just down the street. L.A.-based architecture firm Standard (which also designed James Perse and Jenni Kayne's L.A. boutiques) took notes from the legendary resto Musso & Frank when designing the 38-seat coffee shop's Art Deco-influenced interiors, which boast dark wood paneling, quilted stainless steel accents, and fluted mirrors.

Another source of design inspo was French artist-turned-Angeleno Paul De Longpré, whose former estate and three-acre gardens once stood on the site. (Sadly, it was all demolished in 1920.) Standard's team was inspired by vintage photos of "the king of flower painters"' own flower fields as well as his floral paintings, which are reflected in the vaulted mosaic tiled ceiling in the main space and the poppies stenciled on the wall of the seating area.

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On the menu, expect espresso drinks, nitro cold brew, and more made with Intelligentsia's signature single-origin coffees sourced from around the globe alongside matcha and chai tea lattes. As far as food, Instagram-faved bakery Mr. Holmes Bakehouse serves up sweet baked goods (like churro croissants, doughnuts, cookies, and its signature cruffins) as well as savory sandwiches like a tomato pesto melt, a habañero bacon sandwich, and a goat cheese and lox bagel.

See more inside the vintage-meets-modern coffee shop and scroll through the gallery above for photos, then see below for the exact location and hours.

Intelligentsia, 6401 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, 90028; open 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. daily; (213) 277-9095

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