Nine-to-five office jobs are simply not the norm in Los Angeles. In a town where everyone is an Aspiring Something, the whole city becomes the people’s workplace. For writers—whether they be pros, amateurs, or amateurs-hoping-to-be-pros—the makeshift office is often a coffee shop. With that in mind, here are eight of the best Los Angeles coffee shops where you can go to get work done.
Priscilla’s Gourmet Coffee, Tea & Gifts in Burbank is a favorite spot for writers. The cozy, quirky little shop serves coffee, tea, and pastries, and sells coffee beans for people who want to replicate the delicious brew at home. The space is homey and comfortable, with both indoor and outdoor seating.
Insomnia Café is a writer’s dream come true. The shop, located on Beverly Blvd, offers free wifi with purchase and tons of outlets—which means it attracts a lot of writers looking to hunker down and get work done. There’s also coffee and light eats, of course, but the real draw is that the place seems custom-made for writers.
Silverlake Coffee is a quiet local coffee shop with a homey vibe and delicious food. In addition to cozy indoor seating (with outlets), Silverlake Coffee outdoor patio is a perfect writing spot. It’s a favorite for writers in Los Angeles and it’s not unusual to see open laptops at nearly every table.
This delightful spot is inspired by Italian cafés and is a favorite among professional as well as aspiring writers. Caffe Luxxe is known for its artisanal espresso and coffee, and also has a location in Brentwood. East side writers will have to travel a bit to work here, but it’s well worth the trip.
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