Keeping it Hot and Cool with Leimert Park's Hot & Cool Cafe

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Keeping it Hot and Cool with Leimert Park's Hot & Cool Cafe

Hot & Cool Cafe has become the place where culture and community converge in the heart of Leimert Park Village. They pride ourselves on not just being in the community, but of the community.

More than a cafe, they also are a gallery for local artists, a stage for local performers, and a gathering place for locals.


An Introduction to Hot & Cool Cafe

Ready to learn about LA’s hottest new black-owned cafe?

    • Hot and Cool Cafe is LA’s DOPEST new cafe

    • Music, Art, Local events, and delicious vegan food

    • Keep reading and you’ll learn why Food Tribe’s recommending this spot to YOU

A Quick History of Leimert Park + Hot & Cool Cafe

Leimert Park is a neighborhood in South Los Angeles, developed in the 1920s as a mainly residential community.

A favorite of locals and visitors alike, Hot & Cool Cafe has been around since 2018. Founded by Anthony Jolly and

  • Leimert Park serves as the vibrant heart of L.A.'s black community

  • Gentrification and loss of business meant Leimert Park has been in desperate need for revitalization

  • The Leimert Park Village 20 | 20 Vision Initiative to implement business and economic strategies

  • DueLeimert Park Village Metro Station is coming soon

  • Hot and Cool was founded in 2018 by Anthony Jolly


A Menu Featuring Ethiopian Coffee, Vegan Eats and More

At Hot and Cool Cafe, Jolly imports raw coffee from farmers - and even offers Hot & Cool coffee brands.

Signature drinks include the honey latte and cinnamon vanilla lattes, and they also feature an assortment of teas.

Tasty eats include: pastries, ice cream and other desserts, as well as hot food such as stews, soups, and chili.

“Herbs are the new veggies. So we want to bring a healing component to the beverages here.”
— Los Angeles Standard Newspaper

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Comfy Chairs, Free Wi-Fi and Los Angeles Locals

Even if you’re not paying attention, it would be hard to miss Hot & Cool cafe. Sprawled out on tree lined Degnan, inside the cafe is where most of the action happens.

Depending on the day (or night) you can catch a mix of locals, celebrities, and professionals. The earthy vibe features African art, plenty of tables, and comfy sofas.

Free Wi-Fi means that plenty of characters swing by for an afternoon or morning work session - though it must fe difficult to concentrate while the chefs are busy whipping up tasty eats that’ll make your mouth water.


Ways to Get in Touch

  • Address: 4331 Degnan Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90008

  • Website:

  • Social Media: Facebook | Instagram

  • Yelp: 4.5 Stars

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Terence Latimer