Coffee Shops Where You're Most Likely To Spot A Celebrity

Picture this: you're sitting at a gorgeous coffee shop drinking an iced latte and enjoying an afternoon to yourself when Penn Badgley walks in. You do a double-take, unable to believe that the "Gossip Girl" star is only standing a few feet away from you as he orders his daily cup of coffee. While he waits for the barista to prepare his beverage, you run through a list of things in your head that you could say to him before the moment passes and he leaves. So, what are you going to do?

These are the things you need to think about before visiting the coffee shops where you're most likely to spot a celebrity. You don't want to be caught off guard or feel like you're unprepared for your big moment. Do you want to keep your comments quick? Are you willing to spill your guts to Leonardo DiCaprio just so he knows how much he means to you? If there was ever a good time to daydream about fantasy scenarios, this would be the time. Preparation is essential before you head out to potentially rub elbows with some of the biggest names in Hollywood.

From Los Angeles to New York and everywhere in between, these are the coffee shops where you're most likely to spot a celebrity — and to get a major caffeine buzz — so prepare yourself accordingly.

Check out these California coffee shops

Los Angeles is essentially the celebrity capital of the United States, so the possibility of bumping into one of your favorite stars when you're hanging out around town is fair. If you want to increase your chances of spotting a celebrity, head over to Intelligentsia in Silver Lake (per Pure Wow). Famous celebs like model/actor/author Emily Ratajkowski and actor/talk show host Drew Barrymore reportedly frequent the Intelligentsia location on Sunset Boulevard.

Another great location for celebrity sightings and fantastic coffee is Alfred's Coffee. This shop is situated in West Hollywood, and everyone from Jennifer Lopez to Hilary Duff to Nick Jonas can be found getting their daily dose of caffeine here (via Pure Wow). If you want to enhance the likelihood of running into Kim Kardashian, go out for brunch at Ed's Coffee Shop in West Hollywood (per Spoon University). You'll be able to keep up with your favorite Kardashian, and enjoy Ed's famous diner food, at the same time.

Rounding out the list of coffee shops in California is the beloved Urth Caffé, which is also located in West Hollywood. Sensing a pattern here? Urth is frequented by stars like Kylie Jenner and Aaron Paul, so be on the lookout while you're drinking your matcha latte.

Look for celebrities at these New York cafés

New York may be the city that never sleeps because it's constantly caffeinated by a multitude of coffee shops. One of the best in the city is MUD SPOT, affectionately referred to as MUD by frequent customers, including the one and only Timothée Chalamet. If you've been dreaming of Chalamet's perfect cheekbones and looking for ways to orchestrate a meet-cute with the "Dune" star, stake out MUD in the East Village. We hear it's one of his favorite places to visit, thanks to Vogue.

If you're not a Chalamet fangirl, head over to Brooklyn Roasting and try to catch a glimpse of Anne Hathaway. Hathaway and her husband, Adam Shulman, like to stop by the coffee shop while they're out walking their dogs (per the Daily Mail). And for the ideal New York City experience, don't forget to visit Bluebird London, where you may be able to meet Carrie Bradshaw herself, Sarah Jessica Parker, while you dine (via People).

Oh, and remember when we were dreaming up fantasies of running into Penn Badgley at a hip café? Well, Gossip Girl told us that Badgley is a big fan of Devoción in Williamsburg. Just saying.

Travel the United States to find celebrities at these locations

After you've been to Los Angeles and New York City, you might think you've visited every single coffee shop where you're most likely to spot a celebrity, but there are some great options scattered across the U.S., too. If you're a diehard Taylor Swift fan, or you've been wanting to meet Nicole Kidman for as long as you can remember, head to Fido in Nashville (per Nashville Lifestyles and Pure Wow). Swift considers Fido one of her favorite coffee shops in the city, and the baristas there create some impressive, Instagram-worthy latte art, so we can totally see why.

Supposedly, stars like Leonardo DiCaprio, Cameron Diaz, and Jennifer Lopez frequent the Miami restaurant Cecconi's (per Forbes). And seeing this star out in public sounds as likely as winning the lottery, but you might bump into Beyoncé at a Cecconi's location, as she's been spotted leaving a London restaurant by the same name with Jay-Z (via PopSugar).

Now go forth and orchestrate the celebrity spotting moment of your dreams!