Top Coffee Shops in Long Beach: 2017
The city of Long Beach has a population of around 500,000 and is home of the second busiest container port in the United States. It also boasts some of the best coffee shops this side of the Mississippi, with a unique melting pot of cultures surrounding the shops in each neighborhood.
In this post we are going to talk about 5 coffee shops we've been kickin' it at these days. Here they are in no particular order:
1208 E Wardlow Rd, Long Beach, CA 90807 | 6A-7P (Weekends 7A-6P)
Personality: The decor is modern and functional and the baristas are some of the nicest in the city. What separates Steelhead is that they are a Multi-Roaster featuring beans from a variety of roasters in both the US and Canada.
Specialty Drink(s): Vanilla Latte, Lavender Latte, Cortado
Vibe: Conversations are always flowing, great tunes on the radio, and a very friendly and talented staff.
Parking: Street, plus a small lot behind the shop.
237 Long Beach Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90802 | 7A-7P (Weekends 7A-8P)
Personality: They are one of the newer kids on the block, but don't underestimate their knowledge of coffee. Their manager/barista Kim has years of coffee knowledge and is a Long Beach coffee legend. The shop is modern, but the hospitality and amazing coffee makes you come back for more. They just started roasting for themselves, so we are excited to see what they have in store.
Specialty Drink(s): Iced Basilfruit, Espresso Shake, Sea Salt Affogato
Vibe: Downtown vibe with a warmness from their staff that blends well with a dope Spotify playlist.
Parking: Parking Garage (2 Hours Free located near 3rd & Pine )
1101 E 3rd St, Long Beach, CA 90802 | 7A-6P (Weekends 8A-6P)
Personality: A surfer's idea of a coffee shop that sticks to the basics, but adds a unique twist. Their coffee is some of the best in the region.
Specialty Drink(s): Pour Overs, Cappuccino, Latte
Vibe: Plants and a beautiful retro coffee roaster in the back. Very chill vibe that only a surfer could dream up.
Parking: Street parking.
Rose Park Roasters
3044 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90814 | 6A-6P
Personality: These guys are one of the older specialty shops in Long Beach that used to deliver their product via bike. Rose Park beans are a Long Beach favorite that can be found in several local restaurants and cafes. They don't do pour overs, but they do have coffee that's ready to go, plus cold brew on tap.
Specialty Drink(s): Seasonal Lattes, Cold Brew (on tap)
Vibe: Small but cozy. Instagram worthy walls.
Parking: Street parking.
420 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90802 | 7A-8P
Personality: Berlin was opened after the OG coffee shop Portfolio, which is a tasty cafe with solid coffee options. Berlin is more of a restaurant offering Stumptown coffee and great food.
Specialty Drink(s): Nitro Stumptown Cold Brew, Chemex
Vibe: Berlin is next to an amazing record shop and offers beer and wine. Their outside parklet is a great option on a nice day.
Parking: Street parking, paid lot parking.
Fox Coffee House
437 W Willow St, Long Beach, CA 90806 | 10A- 6P (Weekends 8A-6P)
Personality: Community community community. It seemed like everyone knew everyone in this shop. They also have live music, art shows, and other community events. Their coffee runs on the darker side.
Specialty Drink(s): Lattes
Vibe: 2nd wave coffee shop vibez. :)
Parking: Street parking
Wide Eyes Open Palms (WeOp)
416 Cherry Ave Long Beach, CA 90802 | M Closed, T-F 8A-3P (Weekends 9A-4P)
Personality: Amazing breakfast and brunch spot. Their coffee alone is so dang good, but pair it with their frittata and it's out of this world. They feature roasters from all over California and the US. It's a super small shop with a few tables out front.
Specialty Drink(s): Drip
Vibe: Bakery, Breakfast & Brunch, Specialty Coffee
Parking: Street parking, Paid Lot
Long Beach is growing and this list will most likely change as time progresses. Let us know your favorite Long Beach coffee shops. Stay funky LBC!