Mehrdad and Nazila are the face of Black Canvas and makers of coffee carefully sourced and given to you with great care and purpose. Their eclectic and playful perspective to coffee is an outward reflection of California’s sophisticated soulful vibe.


Well studied in culinary artisanship and design; this love story began as an opportunity to bring together two passion lines in their life. Both contribute a unique vision to the company.


Nazila grew her affection for coffee while working as a Designer for an international coffee company. It is important to note, a good designer understands the context of the built environment, and aside from her inherent desire to celebrate traditions of food and gathering, understanding the craft of coffee making was essential. With a studied hand in proper tasting techniques, history and evolution of coffee and coffee principles, and exact brewing methodologies; Nazila was able to elevate her knowledge of coffee and gain a deepened perspective for the role coffee plays in social connection. Nazila’s tailored approach to coffee resonates through her fearless and inventive nature.


Mehrdad offers a technically inclined facet. His discernment and quality-mindedness keep their coffee forward-thinking and looking beyond latte art. He takes his beans seriously. Customers experience diverse brewing methods to compare palates and test the high precision of coffee making.


Their eclectic and composite background is the platform for their vision centered on refined simplicity and a love for the bean. Their tailored approach to the coffee making process embodies a personal and social feel that celebrates the free-spirited sensuality and ease of life that defines Southern California.


Black Canvas Coffee is an intelligent coffee brand located in Hollywood, Los Angeles that celebrates the creative local crowd through experiential design, unfussy service, and handcrafted coffee and high quality food.


The name of our coffee house originates from the idea that coffee, like art, stems from a blank space and uses an unscripted approach that brings coffee to life in physical form. Each essential cup of coffee begins as a liquid black canvas, by extracting several flavors and aromas from a single bean; it is given an attitude and a life.  


It continues from there; crafting a delicious cup does not outweigh our abiding desire to show you a good time. We believe that drinking coffee is a holistic process. Every element of Black Canvas should realign and relate to the act of creating beautiful things.

With distinct West Coast sensibility, our easy atmosphere and smart details make it a living slice of LA’s urban scene. With a fresh take on coffee and a hearty hand of culturally cool extracurriculars.


Coffee and provisions are made with kindness. We make each cup and prepare each bite with simplicity and courtesy. We value coffees strong emotional value, its role in the collection of social gatherings, and are committed to doing the very best with passion and focus.


At Black Canvas Coffee, we are instinctive, relaxed, and inclusive. Consider BC your caffeinated watering hole and an extension of your living room – we welcome wild-wolf hair and thirsty hearts eager to satisfy their matcha morning rituals.

Black Canvas Coffee