Gourmet coffee and the beach? Our two favorite things combined in one make up Scapegoat. Located right on the pier, Scapegoat is a unique coffee spot in Hermosa Beach in which “third wave” coffee is introduced to the area. This growing niche industry focuses on offering gourmet product that may be sold at independent shops and produced in close relationship with the farmers. The shop’s menu focuses on the basics: espresso, café Americano, macchiato, cappuccino, latte, mocha, cold brew and tea. One of the house specialties is “nitro,” a cold brew that pours from a tap and settles with a cascading effect and foamy head similar to a Guinness beer. There are also pastries from Brentwood’s Farmshop that they offer. Scapegoat has a lot to offer so go try it for yourself!