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Best places to study/write in South Bay (wireless)

kermit Mar 18, 2007 07:10 AM

Any suggestions on quiet places to study/write while nibbling on brain food in the South Bay (especially in the Palos Verdes peninsula, Long Beach, San Pedro, but could go up to Manhattan/Redondo Beach)? Places that offer free wireless connections are especially welcomed.


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    kermit Apr 3, 2007 11:00 PM

    Thanks for all the great suggestions!

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      buttermarblepopcorn Mar 19, 2007 03:43 AM

      Oh, when did Catalina Coffee Company begin offering wireless for FREE? Though I haven't been there in several months, before that, I'd gone there quite often and there was never free internet access; they did have a computer with internet access for pay.

      If this has changed, I'll be over there first thing...

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      1. re: buttermarblepopcorn
        wowimadog Jul 23, 2007 11:11 AM

        just called them. wi-fi is available, but offered for a fee through a third party.

      2. Swoshmn Mar 18, 2007 11:29 PM

        I absolutely recommend Java Man in Hermosa Beach, right on Pier.

        They have couches inside, tables outside for when it's sunny, a good little egg-white breakfast burrito, and free wireless for all.


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          nyfoodjoe Mar 18, 2007 09:59 PM

          Coffee Cartel is great...you can spend as much time as you like....no one will bother you

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            Cinnamon Mar 18, 2007 09:50 PM

            Coffee Cartel in Redondo...
            and http://www.travbuddy.com/Coffee-Cartel-v2356

            ...and while looking for that, found this review about Catalina Coffee Co. in Redondo

            Reviews claim both have free wireless for laptops, but always worth a call first to check it out and ask how coverage is.

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              peterboy Mar 18, 2007 09:44 PM

              sacred grounds on 6th street in pedro and there is another coffee shop on western near the quizno's.
              small, intimate...
              the grounds is busier and in a walking street area.

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              1. re: peterboy
                gaylenwaydelich Jul 23, 2007 12:07 PM

                Try Caffe Port Towne on 8th and Pacific. They also have a crepes, a gellateria and a pizza place.

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