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Dec 7, 2008 05:44 PM

Coffeehouse open late in Los Angeles?

Im a student and i can never find a coffeespot open after midnight in LA. Does anyone know if it there even is such a place?

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  1. Cacao in west la (on santa monica and sawtelle) used to be open until 3, but I haven't been there in a long while.

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    1. re: posh

      I think it might be on Bundy? Right next to Le Saigon? Horrible coffee. And pretty dark to study.

      1. Insomnia Cafe on Beverly near Poinsettia.

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        1. re: houndofmusic

          novel cafe on the venice/santa monica corridor is a pretty good place to study. the coffee is not bad, nor the desserts. at it's open until 1am every night.

          1. re: Das Ubergeek

            Lulu's Beehive is open til 1 am Sunday through Wednesday, 2 am Thurs. through Saturday. They have live entertainment many nights which is cool unless you're studying or laptopping.

            Psychobabble near Vermont and Franklin in Los Feliz is open till 2 am seven days ... good vibe except for sofas and armchairs that are masochistically uncomfortable even by coffeehouse standards.

            I have always loved the Novel Cafe, but parking is difficult and the neighborhood gets seedy late at night after all the other places have closed. The Bourgeois Pig is fun but a bit loud; open till 2 am 7 days, but parking is impossible.

            This is an old thread but a very thorough list ... you should probably call first to confirm these places are still open, there's a big turnover of these kinds of businesses and places that used to be open late are shutting down at earlier hours:


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

            Insomnia Cafe
            7286 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

            Lulu's Bee Hive
            13203 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604

            Cacao Coffee House
            11609 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025

            Novel Cafe
            212 Pier Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90405