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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

            1. My vote for the coolest late-night coffeehouse in LA County is a place I often forget about because it's so far away for me: Sacred Grounds in San Pedro ...

              Bourgeois Pig
              5931 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028

              Sacred Grounds
              468 W 6th St, San Pedro, CA 90731

              1. I embarked on a similar quest last year while working the night shift. Bottom line: I was sorely disappointed by the selection of late-night activities in the LA area. No all-night bookstores, movie theaters, pizza joints, etc. This was very disappointing for an ex-New Yorker. For entertainment there is a 24-hour bowling alley in Canoga Park and a 24-hour newstand in Sherman Oaks. That's about it.

                As for coffee places, here's what I found.

                - Bourgeois Pig in Hollywood. Open til 2a. Good vibe. Free wifi.
                - Fred 62's in Los Feliz. Diner, not really a coffee house. No wifi, but good vibe.
                - iBrowse cafe in Alhambra. Free wifi, decent coffee, open til 1a or 2a. Lots of college kids studying.

                Unfortunately Intelligentsia in Silver Lake is only open til 11. Also, there's always a Norms, Dennys, or IHOP within 15 mins of wherever you are that is open all night.

                Good luck.

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                1. re: qbert00001

                  Except for chain diners and 7-11s, the 24/7 options in LA have definitely declined over the last twenty years. A big problem for coffeehouses is neighborhood opposition to late-night businesses. Insomnia had to move from Sherman Oaks because of complaints about parking and noise.

                  Fred 62 is definitely the best non-chain 24/7 diner in the area, but it isn't really a coffeehouse vibe. Damiano's Mr. Pizza is open till 6 am.

                  And of course, it's hard enough for independent bookstores that keep regular hours, never mind the additional overhead of a 24-hour operation. World News on Cahuenga is still 24-7, and both the Circus of Books are open till 2 am.

                  Fred 62
                  1854 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027

                  Damiano's Mr Pizza
                  412 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

                  1. re: maxzook

                    How could I forget Sitton's? Well, it ain't Providence, but it's better than Denny's and authentically 24/7.

                    1. re: maxzook

                      It also ain't Sitton's any more. I drove past last night, and it's now known as Andrew's North Hollywood Diner.

                    2. re: maxzook


                      Andrew's North Hollywood Diner (fka Sitton's)
                      11329 Magnolia Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601

                  2. Lots of Cafes open til 4am in Koreatown

                    My favorite

                    heyri cafe

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                      1. re: maxzook

                        i always drive by, but on sunset in hollywood theres a coffee shop called cafe aroma, always open late, tons of seats, i hear its a bit over priced, but hey you can get your coffee here late

                        1. re: casualcat

                          Cafe Aroma is open till 1 am, but it's more of a restaurant than a coffeehouse. And imho the food isn't very good and the service is lousy.

                          (BTW, although it does have a branch in Encino it's no relation to Aroma Coffee & Tea in Studio City, or the Cafe Aroma on Melrose, or the Aroma Cafe near the Westside Pavilion ... really need to have an embargo on using the word Aroma in any food establishments ...)