October 16, 2018 2 min read

Everything about Alana's Coffee Roasters is local, from their on-site roaster, to the custom Chemex designer, to the green tea vendor. Situated just outside of Culver City in Mar Vista, Alana's is a spacious venue with a cozy indoor atmosphere and plenty of additional outdoor seating.

This local coffee shop's journey began ~25 years ago, when one of its founders, Eric, began roasting and selling his coffee beans at Farmers Markets across Los Angeles. Having built a large and loyal following, he partnered with a friend of his to open a brick & mortar location for Alana's Coffee Roasters, named after his daughter.

These guys call themselves coffee snobs without the snob. They know all about coffee and are simply excited to share their passion with you, just like we're excited to help you discover the best local coffee. Coffee shops like Alana's are exactly why we created Rokah Coffee Club.

Coffee: 4.5/5   


When you walk in, their stunning coffee roaster, is on display. The beans are roasted on-site almost daily, so that the coffee they hand you is always fresh as can be. Alana's is known for roasting on the lighter side to bring out the finer notes of the origin bean. If you're a lover of dark, bold coffee, we still recommend you give this local coffee a try to expand your coffee horizons.

Ever walk into a coffee shop wanting to order a pour over, but not if it's going to take five minutes? Not an issue here. Alana's has pots of pour over coffee on deck brewed from a large, vintage and custom Chemex so that their pour over is ready as soon as you are.

Atmosphere: 5/5

Alana's clean, modern atmosphere invites you in from your busy day in LA. There is plenty of parking (which is rare for West Los Angeles) and plenty of seating to go along with it. The outdoor wooden tables are perfect for you and your friends to come hang out and soak in the Los Angeles sun while enjoying a specialty, local coffee. Meanwhile, the indoor area provides a snug, comfortable spot to get some work done while sipping on a delicious cold brew. We couldn't picture a better environment for a Los Angeles coffee shop.

Other: 4.5/5

We love it when we meet friendly and knowledgeable baristas working the counter, and we were delighted with the service here. Don't be surprised if you see one of the two co-founders manning the register every now and then. Even if you're in the area but have already maxed out on coffee for the day, it's also worth trying some of their non-coffee beverages. 

Overall: 4.5/5

We highly recommend you pay a visit to Alana's Coffee Roasters next time you're in the area. Technically it's located in Mar Vista, but it's just a stone's throw from Culver City and well worth a couple extra minutes of travel for the quality and comfort that they'll provide you.


Alana's Coffee Roasters Address: 12511 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066

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