We knew it was only a matter of time after cold-brewed coffee started being poured from beer taps that shops would start selling growlers of java. You can now get your coffee growlers at places including Caffe Vita, Alfred and Stumptown. But even though Stumptown, from beer-centric Portland, Oregon, invented the whole concept of kegging coffee to begin with, our favorite place to fill up a 64-ounce brown jug with a week's worth of joe is still across town at Lo/Cal, a minimalist neighborhood coffee shop on Pico in Santa Monica, which treats you like, well, a local. Not only does Lo/Cal have one of the widest selections of Stumptown cold brew to choose from — including a single-origin tap that rotates monthly — but at only $20, it's also the cheapest fill in the city. Bonus: The coffee freaks who work there are approachable, informative and downright fun to talk to.
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