Coffee shops are incredibly personal. While we’ve amassed a thoroughly comprehensive guide on where to find fantastic coffee in LA—by neighborhood, for working, if you want the best of the best—your favorite shop might not be mentioned, because maybe what you love about your hangout is the community you’ve developed. Maybe your barista knows not only your name and regular order, but all the projects you’re working on and your dating situation. And there’s no way we’re going to know all that. Still, there’s a lot to explore and, after all that godforsaken coffee we drank, we kind of know what we’re talking about.