Good Boy Bob Coffee
Not all third-wave coffee shops are the same, but there is certainly a rubric: blonde wood and white tile, fancy La Marzocco espresso machine, avocado toast, stylish coffee bag designs, and backpack rap on the speakers. With locations in Santa Monica, Culver City, and Manhattan Beach, Goodboybob fits the bill, but they push the genre to new heights with their outstanding food program, which prominently features whole wheat wraps they call chapatis. They’ve reinterpreted the flatbread as a sort of elevated take on breakfast burritos, with a wide variety of eggs and seasonal vegetables like marinated artichokes, parsnip puree, or root vegetables wrapped up with hot sauce. They also make a wide array of toasts, well beyond the obvious avocado, and their house-made pastries are creative and exciting. And if you need to balance out your caffeine buzz, they have a good selection of natural wine that they serve all day, too.
How to order: Walk in or order ahead through their app.