The 17 Absolute Best Iced Coffees In Los Angeles

With the weather staying consistently warm and sunny year-round in Los Angeles, a refreshing iced coffee is just what you need most days. Thankfully, the City of Angels is obsessed with making the perfect cup of joe — and iced coffee is no exception.

If you're eager to get away from your usual order at Starbucks and try one of the many fantastic independent coffee shops and roasters in Los Angeles, there's no shortage of options. Delectable iced coffees (both regular and decaf) can be found at numerous specialty shops throughout the city. Some offer a standard iced Americano or iced latte, while other establishments serve exceptionally unique versions of these (and other) iced coffee classics.

Based on personal experience, recommendations from veteran baristas, and online reviews, we compiled a list of the most popular and highly-rated iced coffees in town. If you're looking to discover the best spots to grab a top-notch cold brew, iced Spanish latte, or even an iced Warhol, here are the absolute best iced coffees in Los Angeles.

Dayglow – Iced Warhol

The quirky counter-culture-inspired cafe known as Dayglow has two locations in the Los Angeles area: one in Silver Lake, and another in West Hollywood. Between its interesting and innovative menu and the care it puts into each and every coffee, it's one of our personal favorites — in particular Dayglow's wholly unique iced Warhol.

The iced Warhol is somewhat similar in composition to a coquito, which is a traditional Puerto Rican Christmas drink made with coconut milk, cream, cinnamon sticks, and vanilla extract (among others). The iced Warhol features espresso that's shaken together with vanilla, coconut, citrus, and cinnamon, creating some truly intriguing and delicious tropical flavors when combined (especially when served over ice).

(424) 303-7153

866 Huntley Dr, West Hollywood, CA 90069

Silverlake Coffee – Iced Americano

The iced Americano may be unrivaled in the U.S. when it comes to classic iced coffees. It's a fairly simple drink to make, too: Just add espresso shots and cold water to some ice (though some believe you don't need to add any water and can simply pour the espresso over ice). And of all the amazing coffee shops in Los Angeles' hipster capital of Silver Lake, we believe Silverlake Coffee serves the best iced Americano of them all.

In addition to its top-shelf (and unrivaled) iced Americano, Silverlake Coffee features a nice patio with Wi-Fi where you can sit and work while sipping your iced coffee. Plus, if you're feeling a little hungry, there's a whole menu filled with sandwiches, breakfast burritos, bagels, and other breakfast and brunch items.

(323) 913-0388

2388 Glendale Blvd Suite B, Los Angeles, CA 90039

Maru Coffee – Cream Top

Maru is known for some great beverages, like its out-of-this-world iced matcha latte. But if you're looking for a dynamite coffee-based iced drink, go for the shop's Cream Top iced coffee. For those who don't know, the Cream Top consists of a short iced black coffee topped with sweetened cream and a few coffee beans for good measure. Some Los Angeles residents believe it's Maru's most popular drink, and at least one coffee fan on Reddit recommended the cream-topped iced coffee before all other coffee beverages in the city.

You may find a line around the block waiting for you upon arrival (especially on weekends), but the wait is worth it. Perhaps that's why the store has opened locations in Beverly Hills and the Arts District as of December 2023, in addition to its original store in Los Feliz (opened in 2016 by Joonmo Kim and Jacob Park).

(323) 741-8483

1936 Hillhurst Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Intelligentsia – Iced Angeleno

Intelligentsia may have several locations across the nation, including in Chicago  (where it first began). But it remains a must-visit destination for any coffee lover who passes through Los Angeles thanks to its high-quality coffee and espresso. Some would rank Intelligentsia among the very best coffee bars in the city, and we don't disagree — though none of its offerings may best the iced Angeleno.

For the uninitiated, the iced Angeleno consists of four shots of espresso mixed with milk and a homemade vanilla syrup over ice. Once combined, one of the store's experienced baristas shakes the ingredients together, which lends a delightfully frothy texture to the final drink. Although there are four Los Angeles-based Intelligentsia shops as of December 2023, the most iconic and popular location seems to be its Sunset Junction store.

(323) 663-6173

3922 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029

Andante Coffee Roasters – Iced Spanish Latte

Andante Coffee Roasters has become one of the most popular coffee roasters in the entire city, and the shop's iced Spanish latte is the likely candidate for its best overall menu item. Consequently, we'd label Andante's excellent iced Spanish latte as one of the greatest iced coffees in the entire city.

A Spanish latte contains condensed milk in addition to the regular milk found in a standard-issue latte. This helps ameliorate the acidic nature of espresso (with or without ice) while creating a slightly sweeter beverage — and few businesses sell an iced version on par with Andante Coffee Roasters. Additionally, Andante is great for remote work. The store's Wi-Fi provides a wonderful workspace for aspiring writers to finish their screenplay (it's close to Hollywood, after all), or to finish an article while watching life go by.

(323) 525-0355

7623 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

La Colombe – Iced Latte

While iced lattes are a pretty standard coffee order, it's tough to say who serves the best iced latte in Los Angeles. But if several users on Reddit – along with several trusted coffee experts we consulted in the city — are to be believed, La Colombe may take that crown. The iced lattes from La Colombe are so phenomenal that the company even has a number of canned iced latte varieties available for purchase on its website.

The standard iced latte is a treat, of course, but we'd also recommend the draft latte . It's cold and creamy like the classic latte, but comes topped with a generous amount of mouthwatering foam. La Colombe has four different locations in Los Angeles as of December 2023. Our personal favorite is the Silver Lake store, though you'll walk away with an amazing cup of coffee no matter which location you choose.

(323) 375-5370

3900 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029

Jones Coffee Roasters – Cold Brew

If you're looking for a perfect cold brew in L.A., head up to the scenic community of Pasadena and visit Jones Coffee Roasters. Even if you're unclear about the precise difference between a cold brew and iced coffee, you can still enjoy the dynamite cold brew sold by Jones Coffee Roasters.

Because of the long extraction process used to make a cold brew, the resulting coffee flavor is usually smoother and less bitter than other iced coffee beverages. Jones Coffee Roasters' cold brew is no exception, of course; even folks who usually choose to dilute their coffee may find the cold brew at Jones is so exceptional that it requires no frills or additions to be enjoyed. In other words, this cold brew is clearly one of the best in town.

(626) 564-9291

693 S Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105

Alibi Coffee Co. – Iced Signature Cream Latte

Alibi Coffee Co. isn't just a coffee shop — it's a genuine community gathering place. The store even has pool tables to encourage the local West Adams patrons to hang around as much as possible. Of the many top-shelf specialty coffee drinks on the menu, the iced signature cream latte is a bonafide customer favorite and more than worthy of inclusion on our list of L.A.'s best iced coffees.

This sweet drink is made with espresso, your choice of milk, and is topped with a signature cream (made in-house at Alibi). Unfortunately, while Alibi provides customers with non-dairy milk options, this iced beverage's signature cream contains dairy — meaning it's not ideal for any lactose intolerant iced coffee fans.

(310) 951-9929

2268 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90006

Hilltop Coffee + Kitchen – Iced Lavender Latte

The iced lavender latte from Hilltop Coffee + Kitchen is made with double espresso and lavender syrup. This iced coffee beverage is so well-liked that the restaurant itself chose to highlight the iced lavender latte among its most popular menu items on its website. With Hilltop being named by The Los Angeles Times as one of the best new restaurants and bars to try in the city in 2023, it's no mystery why we hold its beloved iced coffee drink in such high regard.

Perhaps part of Hilltop's popularity could be attributed to the fact that it's co-owned by renowned actress Issa Rae. But what's kept customers coming back is the indisputably excellent coffee served at each and every location — with no item matching its glorious iced lavender latte. Plus, if you're looking to pair your latte with food, we've found the kitchen serves a great variety of delicious breakfast and lunch dishes, as well.

(323) 743-8100

170 N La Brea Ave, Inglewood, CA 90302

Cafe Dulce – Vietnamese Iced Coffee

If you're a coffee lover who has a bit of a sweet tooth — or you just don't like the more common bitter, acidic varieties of coffee – Vietnamese iced coffee may be for you. A very thin coffee filter called a phin is used to slow-drip coffee grounds into a glass over ice, while a generous addition of sweetened condensed milk helps enhance the flavor of the drip.

For the best Vietnamese iced coffee in Los Angeles, head to Cafe Dulce (perhaps not coincidentally, the Spanish word for sweet). A number of individuals on one Reddit thread suggested Cafe Dulce is the best spot for a Vietnamese iced coffee in L.A. — and we can't help but agree with our fellow locals' opinion.

(213) 346-9910

134 Japanese Village Plaza Mall Bldg E, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Kumquat Coffee Co. – Iced Pour Over

Kumquat Coffee Co. prides itself on the quality of its products. But of the many great drinks it serves, we'd have to agree with one Reddit user who described Kumquat's iced pour over as both "perfectly extracted ... and just absolutely scrumptious." Along those lines, we'd also name Kumquat's iced pour over as one of the absolute best iced coffees in L.A.

Made by one of its many talented baristas, Kumquat's iced pour over coffee is brewed in a slightly different manner than a standard iced variety. Generally made by slowly pouring hot water calibrated to a specific temperature over ground coffee in a filter, this process requires a lot more attention and care than regular drip coffee — which seems to offer some clues for the fantastic flavors found in Kumquat's iced pour over. Plus, with locations in both Highland Park and downtown as of December 2023, Kumquat offers its stellar pour over iced coffee in multiple L.A. neighborhoods.

(626) 375-6820

4936 York Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90042

The Boy and the Bear – Iced Vanilla Latte

The iced vanilla latte from The Boy and the Bear is one of the best flavored iced lattes you can get in L.A. And while anyone eager to grab a cup of this delectable iced coffee used to need to drive down to Redondo Beach, the shop's opened several other locations across Los Angeles in recent years — meaning there's likely a store nearby most L.A. residents as of December 2023. 

Beyond the cool, creamy sweetness offered by its iced vanilla latte, any consumers looking to brew the store's quality beans at home can order a bag of the store's Emerald Series of Colombian coffees or any of its many coffee varieties sourced from all over the Latin American continent. Then again, we think we'll stick with traveling to the store and ordering its incomparably delicious iced vanilla latte.

(562) 606-9936

350 N Pacific Coast Hwy, Redondo Beach, CA 90277

The Conservatory for Coffee – Oatly Iced Latte

When a coffee shop has managed to outlast the competition in Los Angeles for decades, you know the quality must be top-notch. The Conservatory for Coffee, located in Culver City, fits that bill, as it still manages to draw a whole lot of customers after years in business. Chances are no matter when you drop by, the shop will be bustling — with numerous customers apt to order its oatly iced latte.

Besides being one of our personal favorite iced coffees in town, the oatly iced latte (made with oat milk) may be the best iced coffee option for vegan coffee lovers. Not only does The Conservatory roast its beans — which features a list of carefully curated blends from around the world — its oatly iced latte provides a guilt-free option for anyone hoping to enjoy an incredible coffee drink without consuming any animal products.

(310) 558-0436

10117 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232

Coffee del Mundo – Cafe de Olla cold brew

You'll find another internationally-born (and vegan-friendly) iced coffee at Coffee del Mundo: the cafe de olla cold brew. The baristas here make this traditional Mexican iced coffee concoction with beans along with brown sugar, cinnamon, oat milk, and a caramel drizzle (all of which is dairy-free). As you might imagine from the ingredients, the flavor of this iced coffee is on the sweeter side. But seeing how some of our favorite L.A. baristas swear by this iced coffee, you know it has to be good.

The name for this drink translates to "coffee from a pot" in Spanish because it was traditionally brewed inside a clay pot. Coffee del Mundo may not brew its version of this classic coffee in clay pots (we can't say for sure). But there's no denying this iced coffee is more than worthy of a spot on this list – and after you try the cafe de olla cold brew for yourself? You'll undoubtedly agree.

(323) 455-0285

7414 S Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90044

Menotti's Coffee Stop – Iced Blah Blah Blah

The name of this Menotti's Coffee Stop specialty might leave some readers puzzled as to what's actually in the drink. But the iced Blah Blah Blah is just an iced Spanish latte served with a quadruple shot of espresso to give customers an extra jolt of caffeine. To help make the process easier for customers who repeatedly ordered the drink, Menotti's named this iced latte variation the iced Blah Blah Blah to streamline and simplify the ordering experience.

Outside of its top-shelf iced Blah Blah Blah, the coffee shop serves some of the best coffee in town – meaning you'll walk away satisfied no matter what you order. Plus, when you visit its original location in Venice Beach, you can also learn a bit of history. After all, the store is named for Cesar Menotti, the building's former owner who opened one of the first speakeasy bars in L.A. during Prohibition in the 1920s.

(424) 205-7014

56 Windward Ave, Venice, CA 90291

Cafecito Organico – Cold Brew

Cafecito Organico has such high-quality blends of coffee that it doesn't need a lot of extras to taste absolutely delicious. This might be why the shop's cold brew is one of the most popular drinks on the menu — and one of the best iced coffees in L.A. We're not entirely sure what the baristas do to make this particular drink so delicious, but it tends to be much less acidic than your average cold brew (with mild chocolate notes found in the coffee, as well). 

If you fall in love with Cafecito Organico's cold brew, you can sign up for a monthly subscription service to have its specialty blends shipped directly to your house. Otherwise, feel free to keep visiting its locations in Silver Lake and Atwater Village to have the friendly, knowledgeable baristas on staff whip up one of the best cold brews in the area. Plus, with a slightly less pretentious vibe than other L.A. coffee shops, we tend to prefer the laidback, easygoing ambiance of the cafe, and we doubt we're the only ones.

(213) 550-3738

534 N Hoover St, Los Angeles, CA 90026

Dogtown Coffee – Salty Dog Iced Coffee

Dogtown Coffee is more than just another neighborhood coffee shop. Frankly, we have to admit we love its dedication to preserving the iconic skating and surfing culture that flourished within the city (particularly in and around Santa Monica) during the 1990s. Even in 2023, skaters and surfers seem to make up a lot of the shop's regulars. We love to stop by whenever we're having a beach day or walking around the area to grab one of its epic Salty Dog iced coffees.

The Salty Dog iced coffee — a customer favorite that's also called the Sweet N' Salty caramel iced coffee on the restaurant's website – features cold brew coffee topped with caramel and sea salt foam. Needless to say, this iced coffee is the perfect choice for folks who like their coffee to double as a dessert. You're more than welcome to order one of its more health-conscious menu items, of course. But when you're looking for a liquid treat, heed our advice and go with the Salty Dog iced coffee.

(310) 310-3421

2003 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405