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G&B, Los Angeles
What started as a six-month pop-up residency at SQIRL (a local jam shop) has transformed into a burgeoning brand, founded by industry leaders Kyle Glanville and Charles Babinski. In 2013 the pair—both U.S. Barista Champions and former Intelligentsia Coffee employees—opened their first permanent space, G&B, in Downtown’s Grand Central Market. A month later, they added Go Get Em Tiger in Larchmont. While different in scale and energy—the former is about experimentation, the latter (as the cheeky name suggests), about the java—both shops channel the more social ethos of Italian espresso bars rather than the wait-in-line shuffle of Starbucks. Using roasters from around the world, G&B includes expertly crafted pour-over specialty coffees and espressos, as well as more playful drinks, like ice-cream-coffee shakes. 317 S. Broadway; gandbcoffee.com.