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18 Los Angeles Coffee Shops With Free Wi-Fi, 2019 Edition

A laptop warrior's guide on where to log on effortlessly

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There are a multitude of excellent coffee shops and espresso bars in Los Angeles where one can hang out for hours on end with a fully charged laptop. The spots on this list are perfect for anyone looking to hideout and answer some emails, hit the books, or browse the internet. Here now are 18 great places to pull up a seat, drink an espresso, and savor some precious Wi-Fi.

Removed: Rise N Grind, Mega Bodega, New School of Cooking, The Assembly, Good Boy Bob, Semi-Tropic

Added: Basecamp Burbank, Fika Fika, Ground Up Coffee, Groundwork Coffee, Swork Coffee, Sip & Sonder

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

Groundwork Coffee Co.

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Located in a turn-of-the-century brick building, the Venice outlet of Groundwork Coffee Co. is rightly irresistible. The food is simple but effective, while the drinks are dependably good.

Steeple House Coffee

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Steeple Coffee's unique digs are certainly part of its charm. The Sun Valley hit operates out of Grace Community Church, keeping daily hours of 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. except Sundays when things slow down for service.

Coffee Commissary

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This Palms coffee shop is a Westside gem with a solid espresso menu and plenty of indoor and outdoor seating to sit around for hours with a laptop. Just a warning, the music’s going to be playing loudly.

Andante

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The original Andante on Beverly Boulevard remains a powerhouse for laptop users and anyone needing a quick recharge after a walk-around The Grove. The corner location has ample places to plug in, big tables for elbowing in next to strangers, and strong brew.

Hilltop Coffee + Kitchen

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There are cozy nooks all over Hilltop Coffee + Kitchen, so settle in for solid Wi-Fi, lavender lattes, flat whites, and clever breakfast and lunch offerings.

Sip & Sonder

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This cafe brings quality coffee and a much-needed gathering space to the neighborhood. The 2,000 square foot cafe is perfect for those in need of caffeine, easy fare, and a quiet place to work.

Basecamp and High Horse Dinette

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Settle into this sunny spot for light bites, caffeinated beverages, and plenty of Wi-Fi. Everyone feels like a regular when the customer services is this good.

Document Coffee Bar

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Koreatown is full of Wi-Fi-powered coffee bars, including Document just off Wilshire. Expect long communal tables, great coffee, and a funky atmosphere complete with plastic buckets doubling as light fixtures.

Ignatius Cafe

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South L.A. shop Ignatius Coffee takes over a section of a beautiful Korean Catholic Church in the Adams-Normandie neighborhood. With long hours (9 a.m. to 9 p.m. most days), outside seating, and strong Wi-Fi, this is a sleeper hit for USC students and anyone living in the area.

Green Door Powered by Intelligentsia

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Green Door has become a staple for the South Bay thanks in no small part to training and product from the Intelligentsia people. The massive space dons an industrial look and is an ideal place for gatherings of students and the work-from-home crowd.

Cognoscenti Coffee

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Cognoscenti has shops all over the city, but none is as work-friendly as their location in the Fashion District. With big tables, tall windows, and dependable Wi-Fi, this is the spot for Downtowners to sneak off to during the day, far from the crowds further north.

Highlight Coffee

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Glendale's best coffee shop is Highlight, a sunny corner operation that pulls in locals during the morning commute and hip kids with Apple products all day long. Be sure to show up early to guarantee a work space.

Patria Coffee

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Patria Coffee is perfect for Compton. The community-focused shop not only does the usual assortment of drip and espresso drinks, they also roast their own beans and host special hous for nearby students to come and enjoy the fast Wi-Fi.

Swork Coffee

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Head to Swork for decent coffee and a pleasant place to work in Eagle Rock. Down an espresso for a bit of caffeinated relief while working through groggy afternoons.

Constellation Coffee

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Sleepy La Canada has a hit on its hands with Constellation Coffee. The inviting strip mall shop not only features a collection of coffees, teas, and pastries worth seeking out, it's also a great destination for anyone looking to escape the bustle of the city and get some work done.

Ground Up Coffee

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With plenty of cozy seating and quality coffee on draft, it’s easy to spend the day cranking out whatever needs to be done at Ground Up Coffee.

Rosebud Coffee

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Pasadena’s Rosebud Coffee is a great place to work as a group. With big tables, blazing Wi-Fi, and lots of sunlight, it’s almost impossible not to get some important projects completed. It helps, too, that the shop has a do-good element that helps raise money for homeless youth in Los Angeles.

Fika Fika

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With well spaced-out tables, mellow tunes, and interesting drinks, Fika Fika is the kind of place where locals go to escape it all. As a bonus. there’s also popcorn chicken and panini sandwiches in case one gets hungry.

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Groundwork Coffee Co.

Located in a turn-of-the-century brick building, the Venice outlet of Groundwork Coffee Co. is rightly irresistible. The food is simple but effective, while the drinks are dependably good.

Steeple House Coffee

Steeple Coffee's unique digs are certainly part of its charm. The Sun Valley hit operates out of Grace Community Church, keeping daily hours of 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. except Sundays when things slow down for service.

Coffee Commissary

This Palms coffee shop is a Westside gem with a solid espresso menu and plenty of indoor and outdoor seating to sit around for hours with a laptop. Just a warning, the music’s going to be playing loudly.

Andante

The original Andante on Beverly Boulevard remains a powerhouse for laptop users and anyone needing a quick recharge after a walk-around The Grove. The corner location has ample places to plug in, big tables for elbowing in next to strangers, and strong brew.

Hilltop Coffee + Kitchen

There are cozy nooks all over Hilltop Coffee + Kitchen, so settle in for solid Wi-Fi, lavender lattes, flat whites, and clever breakfast and lunch offerings.

Sip & Sonder

This cafe brings quality coffee and a much-needed gathering space to the neighborhood. The 2,000 square foot cafe is perfect for those in need of caffeine, easy fare, and a quiet place to work.

Basecamp and High Horse Dinette

Settle into this sunny spot for light bites, caffeinated beverages, and plenty of Wi-Fi. Everyone feels like a regular when the customer services is this good.

Document Coffee Bar

Koreatown is full of Wi-Fi-powered coffee bars, including Document just off Wilshire. Expect long communal tables, great coffee, and a funky atmosphere complete with plastic buckets doubling as light fixtures.

Ignatius Cafe

South L.A. shop Ignatius Coffee takes over a section of a beautiful Korean Catholic Church in the Adams-Normandie neighborhood. With long hours (9 a.m. to 9 p.m. most days), outside seating, and strong Wi-Fi, this is a sleeper hit for USC students and anyone living in the area.

Green Door Powered by Intelligentsia

Green Door has become a staple for the South Bay thanks in no small part to training and product from the Intelligentsia people. The massive space dons an industrial look and is an ideal place for gatherings of students and the work-from-home crowd.

Cognoscenti Coffee

Cognoscenti has shops all over the city, but none is as work-friendly as their location in the Fashion District. With big tables, tall windows, and dependable Wi-Fi, this is the spot for Downtowners to sneak off to during the day, far from the crowds further north.

Highlight Coffee

Glendale's best coffee shop is Highlight, a sunny corner operation that pulls in locals during the morning commute and hip kids with Apple products all day long. Be sure to show up early to guarantee a work space.

Patria Coffee

Patria Coffee is perfect for Compton. The community-focused shop not only does the usual assortment of drip and espresso drinks, they also roast their own beans and host special hous for nearby students to come and enjoy the fast Wi-Fi.

Swork Coffee

Head to Swork for decent coffee and a pleasant place to work in Eagle Rock. Down an espresso for a bit of caffeinated relief while working through groggy afternoons.

Constellation Coffee

Sleepy La Canada has a hit on its hands with Constellation Coffee. The inviting strip mall shop not only features a collection of coffees, teas, and pastries worth seeking out, it's also a great destination for anyone looking to escape the bustle of the city and get some work done.

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Ground Up Coffee

With plenty of cozy seating and quality coffee on draft, it’s easy to spend the day cranking out whatever needs to be done at Ground Up Coffee.

Rosebud Coffee

Pasadena’s Rosebud Coffee is a great place to work as a group. With big tables, blazing Wi-Fi, and lots of sunlight, it’s almost impossible not to get some important projects completed. It helps, too, that the shop has a do-good element that helps raise money for homeless youth in Los Angeles.

Fika Fika

With well spaced-out tables, mellow tunes, and interesting drinks, Fika Fika is the kind of place where locals go to escape it all. As a bonus. there’s also popcorn chicken and panini sandwiches in case one gets hungry.

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