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.Read More
Los Angeles Coffee Shops With Free Wifi, Summer 2016
A laptop warrior's survival guide
1. TOMS Flagship
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
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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3. Green Door Powered by Intelligentsia
Carson, CA 90745
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
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
5. Bricks & Scones
This beloved Larchmont standby is a go-to spot for free wifi, pleasant patio seating, and, you guessed it, housemade scones. —CC
6. Verve Coffee Roasters
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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17. The Semi Tropic
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.