- Steven Ray Morris
A great coffee shop (with fast wi-fi) can be the perfect environment in which to write your latest novel, screenplay or blog post, but not all coffee shops in Los Angeles are a perfect fit. These 10 top coffee shops know how to appeal to your inner overachiever and will increase your productivity, guaranteed.
C & M Café (Palms)
More café than coffee shop, C & M Café, short for Chicken & Monkey, in Palms is the one place you want to haunt. Great food, friendly staff, and a solid cup of coffee means you’ll cozy up in this minimal, comfortable space with ease. Plus, the food is great.
C & M, 3272 Motor Ave, Los Angeles, CA, USA +1 310 694 1516
Cafecito Organico (Silverlake)
Located a bit outside the expanding Silverlake boundaries, Cafecito Organico is a charming mishmash of architecture meant to keep you outside. Great for casual meetings or relaxed interviews, Cafecito is the perfect fit for a bit of productive socializing. The coffee is delightful, too.
Cafecito Organico, 534 N Hoover St, Los Angeles, CA, USA +1 213 550 3738
Caffe Vita (Silverlake)
There is something cool and inviting about Caffe Vita, located on the edge of Silverlake and Hollywood. With friendly staff and solid tables for solo pursuits or meetings over coffee, Caffe Vita works as either a great pit stop in the morning or a place to hole up for an afternoon.
Caffe Vita, 4459 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, USA +1 323 663 6340
Coffee Commissary (Palms)
Newly opened, the Coffee Commissary in Palms is a delightful mix of indoor and outdoor seating that you can choose depending on your mood. Lots of pastry options and plenty of coffee will keep you on point for hours. It also helps that the space never feels crowded, even in peak hours. No rubbing elbows here, just pure productivity.
Coffee Commissary, 3417 Motor Ave, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Demitasse Café (Santa Monica)
Simply put, Demitasse Café in Santa Monica serves some of the most imaginative caffeinated drinks in Los Angeles. With weird and wild concoctions like the Black Sesame Lemongrass Latte, this tiny coffee shop has the perfect brew for you. While it may be the smallest coffee shop on this list, its calm and quiet vibe is refreshing, given its proximity to the busy Third Street Promenade.
Demitasse Café, 1149 3rd St #100, Santa Monica, CA, USA +1 310 260 6308
Fix Coffee (Echo Park)
Nestled in the hills of Echo Park, Fix Coffee is absolutely ideal for working on any project that requires little to no distractions. Secluded, but with solid wi-fi and a diversity of seating options, it feels like you’re on your very own writer’s retreat. The iced latte is incredible up here in the hills.
Fix Coffee, 2100 Echo Park Ave, Los Angeles, CA, USA +1 323 284 8962
Grounded Café (Hollywood)
Definitely a hip joint, located off Melrose, Grounded is open late for you workaholics. Even though it feels more like a bar than a coffee shop, this change of pace will keep you typing when you’ve exhausted your caffeine supply. If you feel like taking a break, play a game of pool.
Grounded Coffee, 6715 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA, USA +1 213 271 9918
Paper Or Plastik Cafe (Pico-Robertson)
Located between central Los Angeles and the West Side, Paper Or Plastik is a bustling hub for all creative types. With high ceilings, seating reserved for laptop hounds, and lots of food options, you can expect to spend hours writing and working with ease. The best part is the upper level, with even more work spaces for when you need to get above the crowd to keep your head clear.
Paper Or Plastik Cafe, 5772 Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, USA +1 323 935 0268
Stories Books And Café (Echo Park)
Located off the main strip of Echo Park and with an absolutely charming outdoor area out back, Stories Books And Café is a great place to work when you don’t want to stray far from civilization. A bubbling fountain keeps the energy relaxed any day of the week, but being surrounded by other creatives will keep you on track.
Stories Books And Café, 1716 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, USA +1 213 413 3733
Swork (Eagle Rock)
Swork, located in the heart of Eagle Rock, is serious about productivity. With USB outlets next to regular ones, hooks for bags, demarcation lines between work areas, casual coffee conversation, and even an area for kids, Swork knows how to maximize your experience while serving plenty of delicious coffee, of course.
Swork, 2160 Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, USA +1 323 2585600