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Good Los Angeles cafes to work at.

sera22 May 27, 2008 04:41 AM

Any recommendations of some good cafes to work at in LA? Ideally in the WeHo/Miracle Mile Area? Just looking for a good table and an outlet! No wifi needed!

  1. SauceSupreme May 27, 2008 09:46 AM

    I've found the Groundwork and Caffe Etc (both in Hollywood on Cahuenga) to be quite conducive to work, as they had large glass windows to let lots of light in. While Insomnia is a very comfortable place to sit, the vibe just seemed to dim for me. Obviously you'll have the warm glow of your laptop screen to keep you company, but it still felt a little too living roomy.

    Depends on your personality type, though. My brother loves the bohemian-looking coffee shops with lots of couches, whereas I don't.

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    1. re: SauceSupreme
      sera22 May 31, 2008 08:01 AM

      3 excellent suggestions. Anyone have any more? I'm cool with bohemian...mostly looking for a place where you can get some work done but has some activity too (not a a dead pan library!).

      1. re: sera22
        aventinus May 31, 2008 10:27 AM

        sabor y cultura in hollywood is pretty good.

    2. burumun May 27, 2008 06:41 PM

      I'm also looking for similar cafes, but with free wifi around both Westwood and Pasadena.
      Any ideas? Thanks~

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      1. re: burumun
        Cinemaverite1 May 31, 2008 08:22 AM

        I often go to Novel Cafe (Santa Monica location) whenever I need to get work done. The atmosphere upstairs is perfect for me- quiet and relaxed so I wouldn't get distracted, but good for people watching during the times I want to be. The staff is friendly as well.

        1. re: burumun
          aventinus May 31, 2008 10:26 AM

          i like elysee in westwood. not particularly good food, but good espresso, wifi, and outlets.

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