10 Best Coffee shops in Long Beach, California

Some people say coffee is the gas of the average American worker. That’s true to some extent. There are several days I wouldn’t have been able to get through without coffee, and most caffeine lovers can testify to feeling the same way.

If you’re a caffeine lover living in Long Beach, you’d want to know the best coffee spots in the city. Fortunately, I’ve been able to explore most of the spots in the city. This post discusses the best ten coffee shops offering amazing coffee and other items that could make your mornings brighter and bring more life to your days.

1.      Recreational Coffee

Get your morning coffee and grab an early breakfast before heading to work. Recreational Coffee serves organic dairy and thoughtfully sourced coffee. They roast their coffee themselves, and the shots turn out great. This is the perfect place for those trying to enjoy their coffee in an ambient environment. Whether you like your coffee natural or drip, the shop has expertise in both. You can also get your light breakfast here and enjoy your coffee how you want it, unpretentious.


2.      Ground Hideout Coffee

How do you want your coffee, pour-over, espresso, French press, or something different? The coffee shop has it all on offer. If you come at the right time, the iced blueberry latte with almond milk is a deliciously perfect drink, and I recommend you try it out. The whole vibe at Ground Hideout Coffee is chill and laid-back.


The environment is welcoming, the music is low, and the breakfast and lunch items will compliment whatever coffee you got. If you’re trying to expand your palette as far as coffee is concerned, this could be a good place to try it, as there are plenty of coffee varieties on the menu.

3.      Steelhead Coffee


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Cappuccinos here always taste great regardless of when you order, and the same applies to the other coffee products. The ice mocha is perfect, perfectly balancing roasty and sweet. 

The atmosphere here is nothing short of amazing. If you want a place where you can nurse your coffee while you work, this could be for you. Steelhead Coffee is a bit pricey, but they do know their coffee.

4.      Rose Park Roasters

Rumor has it this is the best coffee in Long Beach. You’ll have to go there to confirm how true it is. All I can tell you is that it’s genuinely great. Treated myself to the coffee here, and I can honestly say it was worth it. I tried the honey lavender latte here, which was pure bliss with the orange zest.

But even if you don’t want to get adventurous with your coffee, their regulars are also fantastic. You can get snacks such as scones, pina colada doughnuts, avocado toast, and more here. One of the delightful things about the menu at Rose Park Roasters is that you can sample three seasonal coffees at a lower price. 

5.      The Library Coffee House

With the multiple coffee options in Long Beach, I was worried this would be a little disappointing. Well, it wasn’t at all. The coffee here tastes great, and you can also get a light breakfast, paninis, and sandwiches while at it. The desserts are equally wonderful. They look delicious and taste better than they look.

The coffee here is quite affordable. The first time, I tried Vietnamese with coconut milk and caramel syrup. The place is ideal for you, with multiple options in terms of coffee and quick-bite foods. What’s more, the Library Coffee house is dog friendly, and its ambiance makes it a perfect place to do a little bit of remote work.

6.      Hot Java

The vanilla oat milk latte here is delish, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. You can try several other coffee blends out here, such as seasonal pistachio latte, dark mocha, etc. The atmosphere is also great, with local art pieces on the wall and comfortable chairs and tables for those who want to work. You can also grab sandwiches here for breakfast and lunch, and that’s equally amazing. Hot Java is on 2101 E Broadway.

7.      Viento Y Agua

The cafe is a laid-back place to enjoy good coffee and fine performances. Most of the decor here has a Day of The Dead theme, and the place is quite spacious. You can try the Mexican mocha when visiting, and let me know what you think. There’s also light fare, and you can enjoy the bagels and other snacks. Viento Y Agua is planning to expand, and I expect it to get better in time.

8.      Tierra Mia Coffee Drive Thru

Whether you want your coffee to go or plan to sit down and enjoy your caffeine shot, this highly rated coffee shop is perfect for you. The Caramel macchiato Cubano con Leche is amazing. You can determine the sweetness and temperature of your drinks. While enjoying your drink, get any of the pastries here to complement your drink.

9.      Wide Eyes Open Palms

If you want a coffee shop where the staff knows their coffee, you should try this one. The baristas brew every drink to your taste, and the kitchen staff is great at their jobs. Grab a breakfast here, and you’ll see why I can’t stop gushing about it.

But let’s not forget the coffee. I’ve tried out the chocolate oat milk latte here and will advise you to get it with the fig pastry. You’ll thank me later. There’s outdoor seating, and the homemade nut milk goes with any coffee you might order.

10. Aroma Di Roma


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If you like good coffee and other delicacies, stop by Aroma Di Roma. The Italian coffeehouse is a great place to get a good Italian breakfast. Panini, gelato, bagel, sandwiches, and more are all available here for those who want to enjoy breakfast. Of course, there’s wine as well.

But you’re still in a good place if you want to grab your coffee and nothing else. I tried their Scielo Latte with soy milk, one of the best things I’ve drunk all year. Their service is fast too, so there are no long wait times if you’re in a hurry. The coffeehouse is at 4708 E 2nd St Long Beach.