Non-Starbucks coffee joint in Hollywood?
I'm looking for a quiet cafe or coffeeshop in the Santa Monica/Highland area that is not Starbucks or Coffee Bean. Someplace like the Alcove Cafe on Hillhurst would be ideal, if it were closer to that area. Anyone have any suggestions?
Definitely not quiet, but I love Urth Caffe's spanish latte and organic teas.....
Great breakfast and lunch items as well as baked goods too
There was a place I once stopped in for coffee after going to the Hollywood Farmer's Market one Sunday. It was very close to the market, and I think it was near Amoeba because I know I stopped in there after picking up coffee. I really liked it, and there seemed to be several people just chilling inside reading a book or working on their lap tops. I wish I remembered the name of the place. I think it was on Sunset and Cahuenga.
Sabor y Cultura on Hollywood & Gramercy, north west corner.
Sabor Y Cultura
5625 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Few of these kind of places have a full menu as does the Alcove.
In addition to the places listed upthread, there's the Green Room on Hollywood Blvd. near the Egyptian, and the Bourgeois Pig on Franklin in the Bronson Village (which can get ... boisterous ... on Friday and Saturday nights).
Above are all good -- especially Sabor y Cultura and Bourgeois Pig -- with the exception of Groundworks. PAINFULLY bad service. (I think the staff gets paid in heroin.) But none of them are that close to Santa Monica & Highland.
Stir Crazy on Melrose just west of Highland would be the best closer bet for an indie coffee hang.
And the new Doughboys on Highland might be a good alternative to Alcove-style food.
Stir Crazy Coffee Shop
6903 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038
1156 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038
Two more options which might be better for the mid-day meeting, both a little further west on Beverly:
Susina (great coffee and bakery, not so great sandwiches and salads)
7286 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Susina Bakery & Cafe
7122 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036