Nice Coffee: Boutique Coffee Bar With Only Nice Baristas

Handsome Coffee’s Tyler Wells returns to Downtown LA with new walk-up style coffee bar with only nice baristas.
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Tyler Wells, former co-founder of Handsome Coffee Roasters  | Photographer: Skandia Shafer

There are two types of people: 1) those who rise and shine, and 2) those  who rise and get ready to consume their morning cup of joe so they can wake up and shine. If you’re like the latter, you’re going to need that morning cup of coffee in order to shine. Fortunately, there’s a ton of coffee shops sprawled all over Downtown LA to choose from. Where convenience and customer service is also key. Which is why I like Nice Coffee. Nice is Tyler Wells’ first solo venture since his departure from Handsome Coffee Roasters (after being bought out by Blue Bottle), and the opening of Blacktop Coffee (Arts District). 

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The Gensler-designed coffee bar sitting pretty in the midst of City National Plaza | Photographer: Skandia Shafer

“For a long while, I’ve wanted to do a spot that brings great coffee to the people-meets them where they are. We have a giant community of future regulars at City National Plaza and the surrounding buildings. This is a wonderful opportunity to be a part of this neighborhood. The plaza feels like a different part of the city than I’m used to-we’re right in the middle of the Central Business District and other tall buildings. It makes me feel like a kid visiting a big city when I’m there,” shares Tyler Wells

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Tyler Wells of Nice Coffee | Photographer: Skandia Shafer

The walk-up style coffee bar is a stunning display of architecture designed by award-winning and globally recognized architecture + design firm Gensler. The bar will serve 49th Parallel coffee exclusively, and the menu will offer brewed coffee, tea, iced tea, cold brew, vanilla lattes, and seasonal signature drinks. It will also include house made donuts and sweets from Sugarbloom, along with fresh sandwiches and breakfast bites.

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Nice – a designers delight inside and out | Photographer: Skandia Shafer

“All baristas will be nice at all times and ready to serve.”

It’s always nice to find a new coffee shop in Downtown LA. Especially one where the baristas are actually nice to customers.  One of the motto’s at Nice is that, “all baristas will be nice at all times and ready to serve.” If that doesn’t put a smile on your face, I don’t know what else will. Besides the fact you’ll be leaving with a nice cup of coffee in hand. Nice is perfect for outdoor meetings, grabbing a coffee on-the-go, or heading back to the office between meetings and/or lunch. 

Find Nice Coffee located in the heart of City National Plaza at 515 South Flower Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071. Open daily 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.



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