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The Best Student-Friendly Coffee Shops In East Hollywood, USA
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The Best Student-Friendly Coffee Shops In East Hollywood, USA

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Updated: 16 November 2016
Centrally located in Los Angeles, East Hollywood’s community is a mix of artistic charm and classic grunge. This neighborhood’s growing variety of coffee shops has all the essentials, whether you just need a quick caffeine boost or prefer a delicious handcrafted beverage. With the bustling campus of Los Angeles City College located within the area, East Hollywood has some of the best study spots to offer students. Read on to find the best.
Vanilla latte with soy milk | © Justine Law
Vanilla latte with soy milk | © Justine Law

Dinosaur Coffee

Dinosaur Coffee provides simplicity in everything from their minimalistic interior space to their delicious menu. This coffee shop is a fairly new edition to the area and has already gained a following with its quirky yet subtle dinosaur-themed décor. Their seating includes bar stools and tables both indoors and outside the front of the shop. Dinosaur Coffee creates a bright, clean space to study, read, or socialize with friends. Their cappuccinos are smooth and delicious, but for something with a stronger taste, try their cortado, an espresso with a small amount of milk.

Dinosaur Coffee, 4334 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Caffe Vita | © Justine Law
Caffe Vita | © Justine Law

Caffe Vita

Seattle-based coffee shop Caffe Vita offers some of the best brews in the area along with a great atmosphere. The baristas are incredibly knowledgeable about their blends and can offer great advice on picking the right drink. The coffee is roasted on site and they offer a huge selection of coffee beans. The interior has ample seating both upstairs and downstairs equipped with outlets. Caffe Vita is an independent, locally owned business that supports sustainable farmers from around the world. For a great, simple caffeine boost, try their cold brew.

Caffe Vita, 4459 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, USA, +1 323 663 6340

Artwork on the walls of The Red Dragon | © Justine Law
Artwork on the walls of The Red Dragon | © Justine Law

The Red Dragon

Located right across from Los Angeles City College, The Red Dragon is a great study spot for students. The colorful walls and fun furniture create a warm community space. The staff are extremely friendly and will sometimes even offer complementary baked goods. For coffee lovers with a sweet tooth, try any beverage with vanilla flavoring in it. Most of their sweeteners are made at the shop using organic and locally acquired ingredients. This artsy location is the perfect place for either a quick beverage in between classes or for a long study session.

The Red Dragon, 860 North Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, USA, +1 213 453 2411

H Coffee House | © Justine Law
H Coffee House | © Justine Law

H Coffee House

Run by the same owners of the neighboring restaurant Home, H Coffee House shares a similar vintage charm and friendly staff. This adorable coffee shop offers plenty of comfortable seating either indoors or out on the spacious patio. Despite the lack of outlets, the variety of tables, booths, and armchairs provides a comfortable study environment. H Coffee House is an ideal place to sit down with a good book or crack open a study guide for school. Their simple selection of coffee, pastries, and organic tea makes a visit well worth the while.

H Coffee House, 1750 Hillhurst Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, USA, +1 323 660 9930

Urban Social House | © Justine Law
Urban Social House | © Justine Law

Urban Social House

Urban Social House is another new addition to the neighborhood and one of the only independently owned coffee shops in the immediate area. Its artsy yet romantic atmosphere provides a relaxing experience. The barista is extremely kind and helpful. Downstairs has plenty of open seating while the upstairs lounge is more secluded for a quieter reading environment. Along with great coffee and tea, Urban Social House makes a variety of delicious salads, sandwiches, and desserts.

Urban Social House, 5220 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, USA, +1 323 669 7990