8.21.2013

Best Coffee Shops in L.A....and I'm open to suggestions)


#5 Insomnia - Hollywood

Pros
Great music
Great atmosphere
Plenty of room to work

Cons
You have to PAY for the wifi - as if!

#4 Aroma - Toluca Lake

Pros
Great atmosphere - tons of outdoor greenery and patio warmers
Fantastic neighborhood

Cons
Overpriced food items ($8 for a slice of cake?! As if!)
More of a dining place - don't feel comfy lounging too long

#3 Zephyr - Pasadena

Pros
Set in an adorable Craftsman home
Free wifi
Miles of outdoor seating
Good food

Cons
New ownership turned the outdoors into a slightly sleazy hookah bar hangout

#2 Psychobabble - Los Feliz

Pros
High-quality looseleaf teas
Plenty of room to work
Right next to the Los Feliz 3
Free wifi

Cons
Closes before the bars do
Flavored espresso drinks are too sweet

#1 The Bourgeois Pig - Hollywood

People complain that they don't serve real coffee, but no one would say that in Italy or Paris. All of their drinks are espresso drinks, and if someone is really craving goods that can come from a coffee pot, they can always order the Americana. Espresso watered down with, well, water.

Pros
Open till 2 AM
Great atmosphere
Great drinks
Ethereal back room, dark with private cubbies

Cons
Greasy Armenian gangsters
Hipsters that take themselves too seriously
PS) Careful when dissing Scientology - the Scientology Celebrity Center is right cross the street

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