Coffee Commissary

801 Fairfax Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90046


  • Daily, 7 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Wheelchair Accessible, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout
Up to $4.50 for a cup of coffee? At this West Hollywood coffee shop, yes. But before you spit out your Starbucks, hear us out: There's a revolution going on in the java world that has little to do with the over-barbecued cafe loco you're used to and everything to do with small organic farms in South America that are churning out product with the kind of terroir previously associated only with wine. Now, we're not so sure about hints of chocolate and pomegranate in our perfect, 195-degree cup of Commissary joe, but it is super smooth and low on acid. Props to Intelligentsia Coffee for kickstarting this thing in L.A. But what we like about the two-year-old Coffee Commissary is that it's simple, casual and gimmick-free. Nobody's slurping and "cupping" this stuff, and you won't be huffed on if you don't know your Coava from your Victrola. Hot water is swirled over a cone of precious grinds, with the resulting brew transferred to a thick mug. That's it.

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  • Naomi Shim Revamps Commissary's Pastries
    Friday, December 23, 2011 at 2 p.m. by Elina Shatkin

    Since opening in April 2010, Coffee Commissary has consistently brewed top-notch beans from the likes of Coava, Sightglass and Victrola, earning a spot among our Top 10 Coffee Shops in L.A. The minimalist Fairfax Avenue cafe is fina...

  • Commissary on Fairfax: A Café for Customers & Out-of-Town Coffee Beans
    Friday, August 27, 2010 at 7:43 a.m. by Jessica Ritz

    Commissary has been pouring coffee near Fairfax and Melrose in West Hollywood, a location co-owner Tyler King describes as an "area that's under-served for coffee," since April. And while they've been using excellent beans from loca...


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