Lawyers Shanita Nicholas and Amanda-Jane Thomas opened this spacious café in early 2019 in Inglewood’s resurgent downtown, just one mile from the new SoFi Stadium. This Black-owned business has become a community hub, and not just for coffee, complete with a communal wood table, lounge seats, and art-lined walls. Red Bay Coffee beans from Oakland and a two-group La Marzocco espresso machine help baristas serve some of the area’s best coffee drinks, including a floral iced honey rose latte. People may not be familiar with the word sonder, and the owners define it on the wall: “The realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own—populated with their own ambitions, friends, routines, worries and inherited craziness.”
How to order: Order ahead using the Joe Coffee app to schedule storefront pickup.