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jwn Apr 14, 2008 01:49 PM

hi all - i am in search of a good cup of coffee and a great place to work. a good cup of coffee to me is just that - a good cup of coffee. i'm not looking for lattes or seasonal fraps.. a good cup of joe in a real cup.

a great place to work would be: free wifi, a place to plug in my laptop, and good parking.

preferably in silverlake/los feliz/east hollywood/downtown/koreatown.

thank you!

  1. Emme Apr 16, 2008 02:48 AM

    if you happen to find yourself on the westside, there's a great little space called the office on 26th st between montana and san vicente on the west side of the street.

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    1. re: Emme
      maxzook Apr 16, 2008 11:33 AM

      The Office is a good resource, but it's a different breed of animal -- it's a computer workstation rental facility. Foodwise it only offers coffee and tea, and it's quite expensive:


      C&C Internet Cafes are cheaper (if also noisier esp. on weekends), and they have a full menu (although hardly CH-quality grub, it's filling). There are branches in Glendale, Long Beach, Hollywood and downtown.

      C & C Internet Cafe
      7070 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

      C & C Internet Cafe
      3500 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010

      C&C Internet Cafe
      101 N Brand Blvd, Glendale, CA 91203

      C & C Internet Cafe
      500 Pine Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802

    2. maxzook Apr 15, 2008 03:57 PM

      Here's a long thread from last year on that very subject -- most of the places listed are still around:


      In your geographical area I recommend Psychobabble near Franklin and Vermont in Los Feliz, the Bourgeois Pig on Franklin near Bronson, and Sabor Y Cultura on Hollywood Blvd west of Western. I also highly recommend Insomnia at Beverly and Poinsettia.

      I'm not going to quarrel with the quality of the coffee at Intelligentsia, but their caffeine is unquestionably more expensive than the places I've mentioned above (esp. if you're ordering from the Clover), and given their limited seating I wonder how tolerant they are of "coffeehouse behavior," i.e. buying one or two drinks and taking up a table for three or four hours.

      Brū Coffee Bar
      1866 N Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90027

      Insomnia Cafe
      7286 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

      Bourgeois Pig
      5931 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028

      Sabor Y Cultura
      5625 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

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        aventinus Apr 14, 2008 02:42 PM

        Intelligentsia in Silverlake gets my vote for best drip coffee in L.A., slightly ahead of LA Mill. They also have free wireless and good outdoor seating--don't know about outlets. It makes a great combo with the Cheese Shop next door.

        Sabor y Cultura in East Hollywood has good espresso and is probably an overall better place to work, but I have not tried the coffee.

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        1. re: aventinus
          monku Apr 15, 2008 12:09 PM

          You sure they have wifi at Intelligentsia?

          Check out Kaldi Coffee in Atwater Village...they have free wifi.

          1. re: monku
            aventinus Apr 15, 2008 12:52 PM

            I think they recently added at Intelligentsia. I've asked about it and they gave me a password.

            1. re: aventinus
              monku Apr 15, 2008 03:04 PM

              I knew they were going to have it and didn't know when. I was there this AM and should have asked. Thanx.

          2. re: aventinus
            SauceSupreme Apr 16, 2008 06:49 AM

            The thing about Sabor and Intelligentsia (and Insomnia mentioned below) is that the parking can be hit or miss. I've generally had better luck at Intelligentsia since the neighborhood around Sunset Junction seems to have lots of street parking.

            1. re: SauceSupreme
              maxzook Apr 16, 2008 11:19 AM

              Good point -- but it applies to just about every coffeehouse I know of in L.A. For example, parking for the Bourgeois Pig isn't "hit or miss" ... it's non-existent. I live walking distance from Psychobabble, and I take public transit to the others.

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