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Devin Feil

Los Angeles Coffee Shops With Free Wifi, Summer 2016

A laptop warrior's survival guide

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| Devin Feil

Los Angeles has always been the kind of town where creative types need their work places. Thankfully, there are a multitude of excellent coffee shops and espresso bars where one can hang out for hours on end with a fully charged laptop. Sure, everyone's a screenwriter, or some kind of writer in Los Angeles, but if you're looking for a quiet (or bustling) place to send out emails or type away, here are some suggested shops around town with free wifi.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. TOMS Flagship

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1344 Abbot Kinney Blvd
Venice, CA 90291
(310) 314-9700
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Tom’s flagship store is much more than a place to try on socially conscious shoes. The shop offers drinks like vanilla coriander coffee, tons of hip indoor/outdoor seating, and enough outlets for all. —CC

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2. Rubies+Diamonds

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(323) 465-0400
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Hollywood’s coolest coffee shop, Rubies + Diamonds, boasts an experimental coffee and tea program that uses a $14,000 BKON craft viewer. With exceptionally beautiful design, this is the place to take a quick meeting or kill a little time when in the neighborhood. —CC

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714 E Carson St
Carson, CA 90745
(424) 570-0095

The South Bay stepped up its coffee game in a big way when this independent coffee shop with training and product by Intelligentsia opened its green doors in Carson. The massive space with cool, industrial vibes is an ideal place for gatherings of students and the work from home crowd. —CC

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4. Blackwood Coffee Bar

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7509 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 848-4217
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A beautiful new addition to Hollywood, the hip but inviting Blackwood Coffee Bar has become a new hot spot for laptop warriors who set up shop on the comfortable bench while sipping Latin cold brews. —CC

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5. Bricks & Scones

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403 N Larchmont Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90004
(323) 463-0811
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This beloved Larchmont standby is a go-to spot for free wifi, pleasant patio seating, and, you guessed it, housemade scones. —CC

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6. Verve Coffee Roasters

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8925 Melrose Ave
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 385-9605
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With free Wifi, a gorgeous indoor/outdoor space, and plenty of people watching, it’s hard to leave the newest branch of Verve on Melrose, making it an ideal place to get serious work done. Bathrooms: Yes. Outlets: No. Hours: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays, until 11 p.m. on weekends. —CC

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7. République

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624 South La Brea Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(310) 362-6115
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Assuming you can score a table, Republique is actually one of the best places in the city to sip coffee and steal some Wifi. With pastries to tempt you and free fast internet to keep you connected, all you’ve gotta do is get there early enough to beat the lunch rush. Bathrooms: Yes. Outlets: No. Hours: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. for breakfast and lunch, daily. Dinner hours not recommended for Wifi use. —FE

8. New School of Cooking

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8690 West Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
(310) 842-9702
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A natural extension of the popular New School of Cooking, this humble cafe space on Washington Boulevard, across from the Helms Bakery complex, is a great place to get some work done — especially when lunch rolls around, and their simple daytime menu takes over. God bless those hardworking cooks next door. Bathrooms: Yes. Outlets: Yes. Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. —FE

9. Andante Coffee Roasters

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7623 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Writer types have already descended onto Beverly Boulevard’s Andante in full force, but that shouldn’t stop you from making the trek in. There’s usually a window seat available at least, and the payoff is worth it: speedy Wifi, thoughtful coffee, and a casual environment full of like-minded creative folks. Bathrooms: Yes. Outlets: Yes. Hours: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., weekdays. 8 a.m. weekend opening. —FE

10. Chimney Coffee House

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1100 N Main St #B
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(323) 343-0030
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Chinatown has something special with Chimney, the under-the-radar coffee shop and breakfast spot in a strip mall off Main Street. Their brick toast is reason alone for coming, but with inventive morning sandwiches, lots of space, specialty brews, and parking, there’s really no bad reason to get to Chimney. Bathroom: Yes. Outlets: Yes. Hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays, open at 8 a.m. on weekends. —FE

11. Document Coffee Bar

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3850 Wilshire Blvd.
Ste. 107 Los Angeles, CA 90010

Since the loss of BrewWell, Koreatown has been searching for a great all-day coffee and Wifi option. They’ve likely found it in Document, which features long communal tables, great coffee, and a funky atmosphere complete with plastic buckets doubling as light fixtures. Outlets: Yes. Bathrooms: Yes. Hours: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays. Open at 10 a.m. on Sundays. —FE

12. Coffee Commissary

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3425 Motor Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90034

This Palms coffee shop is a Westside gem, with a pitch-perfect espresso program and plenty of indoor and outdoor seating to sit around for hours with a laptop. They offer Wifi, but just know that the music's going to be playing loudly. Bathrooms: Yes. Outlets: Yes. —MK

13. The LINE Hotel

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3515 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90010
(213) 381-7411
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Koreatown hotspot The Line offers free wifi in the lobby, which means you can sit with your computer and a cup of coffee in the morning, transition into lunch seamlessly, and even stick around in time for a cocktail at the Pot Lobby Bar.

14. Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles

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929 S Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 623-3233
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It’s not just L.A. Chapter at the Ace Hotel that offers free, fast wifi. The whole building is well-equipped, making a rooftop work session a must-do for any casual summer days.

15. G&B @ Grand Central

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324 S Hill St #C19
Los Angeles, CA 90013

Grand Central Market’s stalwart coffee bar offers one of the secret best Downtown options for wifi. The whole market is equipped with open internet, but there’s something particularly special about G&B’s vibe and award-winning coffee combination that makes a working laptop session there all the more wonderful.

16. Eightfold Coffee

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1294 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026

Echo Park newcomer Eightfold carries a very particular, stripped-down aesthetic that may not appeal to everyone. What they lack in creature comforts they make up for in wifi speeds and good coffee though — just make sure you don’t park on Sunset during those restricted hours.

17. The Semi Tropic

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1412 Glendale Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(213) 568-3827
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Part bar, part coffee shop, part all-day lounge space, the newer Semi-Tropic is quickly becoming one of the best pure coffee and wifi workspaces in all of Los Angeles. It helps that the limited daytime food menu is pretty delicious as well.

18. La Mascota Bakery

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2715 Whittier Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90023
(323) 263-5513
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This Boyle Heights legend has been reimagined as equal parts neighborhood anchor and AM pastry and coffee destination. The wifi is fast, seats are plentiful, and you won’t find more charming service anywhere in the city.

19. Coffee Source

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11400 Ventura Blvd
Studio City, CA 91604

Studio City’s Coffee Source feels like a no-frills personal coffee roastery that just happens to let in customers. You may even end up sitting around their jet black Giesen roaster while you work and sip an espresso.

20. Caffe Vita Silverlake

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4451 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(206) 709-4440
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Silver Lake’s Caffe Vita is in a great location along Sunset Boulevard in Los Feliz, making it popular with young screenwriters and the like. The bi-level space helps keep the crowds spread out, and the overall vibe of the place is fantastic.

21. Demitasse

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1149 3rd St
Santa Monica, CA 90403
(213) 613-9300
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Recent Hollywood addition Demitasse is not only beautiful and full of amazing coffee, they’ve also got free wifi and a full slate of breakfast foods that are particularly unrivaled for that part of town. This new shining star is already winning hearts and stomachs as a result.

22. Groundwork Coffee

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1601 Montana Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90403
(818) 506-6020
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With a strong morning menu and lots of communal working space, Groundwork Coffee on Montana in Santa Monica is a favorite with just about everyone. It helps, of course, that the award-winning organic coffee is roasted locally and served with cheer.

23. Undergrind Coffee

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2713 S Robertson Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90034

This humble shop in South Robertson is a perfect workspace or meeting place for anyone living in the area. And unlike Third Wave cafes, you can get your vanilla or dutch chocolate latte without a barista rolling their eyes at you.

24. The Assembly

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634 N Robertson Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90069

This humble West Hollywood coffee shop tends to fill up with laptop warriors, so beware. But the Wifi is as strong as you're going to get. The almond lattes tend to be what most people order here.

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1. TOMS Flagship

1344 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291
Yelp

Tom’s flagship store is much more than a place to try on socially conscious shoes. The shop offers drinks like vanilla coriander coffee, tons of hip indoor/outdoor seating, and enough outlets for all. —CC

1344 Abbot Kinney Blvd
Venice, CA 90291

2. Rubies+Diamonds

6115 W Sunset Blvd, California 90028

Hollywood’s coolest coffee shop, Rubies + Diamonds, boasts an experimental coffee and tea program that uses a $14,000 BKON craft viewer. With exceptionally beautiful design, this is the place to take a quick meeting or kill a little time when in the neighborhood. —CC

3. Green Door Powered by Intelligentsia

714 E Carson St, Carson, CA 90745
Devin Feil

The South Bay stepped up its coffee game in a big way when this independent coffee shop with training and product by Intelligentsia opened its green doors in Carson. The massive space with cool, industrial vibes is an ideal place for gatherings of students and the work from home crowd. —CC

714 E Carson St
Carson, CA 90745

4. Blackwood Coffee Bar

7509 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Blackwood Coffee Bar

A beautiful new addition to Hollywood, the hip but inviting Blackwood Coffee Bar has become a new hot spot for laptop warriors who set up shop on the comfortable bench while sipping Latin cold brews. —CC

7509 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90046

5. Bricks & Scones

403 N Larchmont Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90004
Yelp

This beloved Larchmont standby is a go-to spot for free wifi, pleasant patio seating, and, you guessed it, housemade scones. —CC

403 N Larchmont Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90004

6. Verve Coffee Roasters

8925 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Josh Telles

With free Wifi, a gorgeous indoor/outdoor space, and plenty of people watching, it’s hard to leave the newest branch of Verve on Melrose, making it an ideal place to get serious work done. Bathrooms: Yes. Outlets: No. Hours: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays, until 11 p.m. on weekends. —CC

8925 Melrose Ave
West Hollywood, CA 90069

7. République

624 South La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Assuming you can score a table, Republique is actually one of the best places in the city to sip coffee and steal some Wifi. With pastries to tempt you and free fast internet to keep you connected, all you’ve gotta do is get there early enough to beat the lunch rush. Bathrooms: Yes. Outlets: No. Hours: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. for breakfast and lunch, daily. Dinner hours not recommended for Wifi use. —FE

624 South La Brea Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036

8. New School of Cooking

8690 West Washington Boulevard, Culver City, CA 90232

A natural extension of the popular New School of Cooking, this humble cafe space on Washington Boulevard, across from the Helms Bakery complex, is a great place to get some work done — especially when lunch rolls around, and their simple daytime menu takes over. God bless those hardworking cooks next door. Bathrooms: Yes. Outlets: Yes. Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. —FE

8690 West Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232

9. Andante Coffee Roasters

7623 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Writer types have already descended onto Beverly Boulevard’s Andante in full force, but that shouldn’t stop you from making the trek in. There’s usually a window seat available at least, and the payoff is worth it: speedy Wifi, thoughtful coffee, and a casual environment full of like-minded creative folks. Bathrooms: Yes. Outlets: Yes. Hours: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., weekdays. 8 a.m. weekend opening. —FE

7623 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036

10. Chimney Coffee House

1100 N Main St #B, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Chinatown has something special with Chimney, the under-the-radar coffee shop and breakfast spot in a strip mall off Main Street. Their brick toast is reason alone for coming, but with inventive morning sandwiches, lots of space, specialty brews, and parking, there’s really no bad reason to get to Chimney. Bathroom: Yes. Outlets: Yes. Hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays, open at 8 a.m. on weekends. —FE

1100 N Main St #B
Los Angeles, CA 90012

11. Document Coffee Bar

3850 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 107 Los Angeles, CA 90010

Since the loss of BrewWell, Koreatown has been searching for a great all-day coffee and Wifi option. They’ve likely found it in Document, which features long communal tables, great coffee, and a funky atmosphere complete with plastic buckets doubling as light fixtures. Outlets: Yes. Bathrooms: Yes. Hours: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays. Open at 10 a.m. on Sundays. —FE

3850 Wilshire Blvd.
Ste. 107 Los Angeles, CA 90010

12. Coffee Commissary

3425 Motor Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90034

This Palms coffee shop is a Westside gem, with a pitch-perfect espresso program and plenty of indoor and outdoor seating to sit around for hours with a laptop. They offer Wifi, but just know that the music's going to be playing loudly. Bathrooms: Yes. Outlets: Yes. —MK

3425 Motor Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90034

13. The LINE Hotel

3515 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010

Koreatown hotspot The Line offers free wifi in the lobby, which means you can sit with your computer and a cup of coffee in the morning, transition into lunch seamlessly, and even stick around in time for a cocktail at the Pot Lobby Bar.

3515 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90010

14. Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles

929 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90015

It’s not just L.A. Chapter at the Ace Hotel that offers free, fast wifi. The whole building is well-equipped, making a rooftop work session a must-do for any casual summer days.

929 S Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90015

15. G&B @ Grand Central

324 S Hill St #C19, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Grand Central Market’s stalwart coffee bar offers one of the secret best Downtown options for wifi. The whole market is equipped with open internet, but there’s something particularly special about G&B’s vibe and award-winning coffee combination that makes a working laptop session there all the more wonderful.

324 S Hill St #C19
Los Angeles, CA 90013

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16. Eightfold Coffee

1294 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026

Echo Park newcomer Eightfold carries a very particular, stripped-down aesthetic that may not appeal to everyone. What they lack in creature comforts they make up for in wifi speeds and good coffee though — just make sure you don’t park on Sunset during those restricted hours.

1294 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026

17. The Semi Tropic

1412 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026

Part bar, part coffee shop, part all-day lounge space, the newer Semi-Tropic is quickly becoming one of the best pure coffee and wifi workspaces in all of Los Angeles. It helps that the limited daytime food menu is pretty delicious as well.

1412 Glendale Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026

18. La Mascota Bakery

2715 Whittier Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90023

This Boyle Heights legend has been reimagined as equal parts neighborhood anchor and AM pastry and coffee destination. The wifi is fast, seats are plentiful, and you won’t find more charming service anywhere in the city.

2715 Whittier Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90023

19. Coffee Source

11400 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604

Studio City’s Coffee Source feels like a no-frills personal coffee roastery that just happens to let in customers. You may even end up sitting around their jet black Giesen roaster while you work and sip an espresso.

11400 Ventura Blvd
Studio City, CA 91604

20. Caffe Vita Silverlake

4451 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Silver Lake’s Caffe Vita is in a great location along Sunset Boulevard in Los Feliz, making it popular with young screenwriters and the like. The bi-level space helps keep the crowds spread out, and the overall vibe of the place is fantastic.

4451 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027

21. Demitasse

1149 3rd St, Santa Monica, CA 90403

Recent Hollywood addition Demitasse is not only beautiful and full of amazing coffee, they’ve also got free wifi and a full slate of breakfast foods that are particularly unrivaled for that part of town. This new shining star is already winning hearts and stomachs as a result.

1149 3rd St
Santa Monica, CA 90403

22. Groundwork Coffee

1601 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403