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Top Coffee Shop Hotspots In Los Angeles For Remote Workers

By News Creatives Authors , in Leadership , at January 1, 1970

Los Angeles is a hotspot for remote workers with some of the best coffee shops anywhere for getting some work done, catching up with colleagues, and enjoying the vibe. There’s literally something for everyone.

In my beginning years as a career coach, I attended networking meetings, and client connections and took business calls all over Los Angeles, primarily hopping into different coffee shops. What I found was that each place had its perks, some are great for meetings, some for zoning in and getting focused work done. The environment is everything when it comes to getting certain tasks done.

If you are one of the 4.7 million who moved to fully remote work in recent years, here are the top coffee shops to work from in Los Angeles and why you should try them out.

  1. Verve Coffee Roasters on Melrose

Food: The best avocado toast in town

Coffee: Freshly roasted coffee, tea, and specialty drinks

Vibe: A+ inspiration for working

Power Outlets: There are a few indoors, but get there early to snag them

WiFi: Yes

Melrose is such a cool part of LA with swanky shops, great people watching, and one of the best coffee shops. Verve is committed to environmental stewardship, quality, and relationships with its Farm level initiative. Its seed to cup commitment is to positively impact the communities it works with.

Not into coffee? Try the Bowl of Soul, a tea latte with soy and honey, topped with chocolate sprinkles.

  1. Blue Bottle at Beverly Grove

Food: This is the first Blue Bottle to feature a full breakfast and lunch menu – YUM!

Vibe: Excellent people watching with a ton of space to spread out

Power Outlets: Hard to find

WiFi: Yes

The Blue Bottle is the place to go if you need to spread out or meet with several members of your team. The Beverly Grove location has a beautiful outdoor seating area. If lunch is your thing, be sure to treat yourself to an affogato for dessert – it’s the perfect end to a hard day’s work.

  1. Coffee Commissary

Food: BEST fresh pastries on the go and a food truck!

Coffee: GREAT filtered coffee

Vibe: The BEST place for something quick, limited seating in their Santa Monica and Beverly Center locations

Power Outlets: YesWiFi: Yes

You can’t miss the Coffee Commissary … and not only because it’s bright pink! It’s the place for coffee and a pastry on the go. Try their California toast from the food truck. It’s a California twist on avocado toast – as if the avocado toast wasn’t California enough.

  1. Intelligentsia in Silverlake and Venice

Food: Great pastries

Coffee: Consistently bold, tasty roasts, and GREAT seasonal blends (try the Honey Badger Espresso)

Vibe: BEST place for writers, a bit more room in the Venice location than in the Silverlake location

Power Outlets: MinimalWiFi: Yes

Intelligentsia created a coffee movement in the US with its first store in Chicago in 1995. The owners placed an emphasis on sourcing exquisite coffee and paying a fair price. The Silver Lake location on West Sunset in LA is a great spot for connecting with other writers.

  1. Coffee Connection in Mar Vista

Food: Lots of lunch options

Coffee: Great specialty drinks

Vibe: Always packed with people working and in meetings, lots of seating, easy place to work all-day

Power Outlets: YesWiFi: Yes

Coffee Connection has the best plug setup with fast wifi. It’s a great place to relax while getting some work done. As a non-profit, the Coffee Connection donates 25% of its profits from its frozen lemonade to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation in the fight against childhood cancer and 20% to Forte Animal Rescue. Psst…try their Hot Lavender London, lavender, earl gray tea, and steamed milk.

  1. Hilltop on Slauson in Los Angeles

Food: Incredible lunch and snack options, wellness lovers will adore it!

Coffee: Delicious

Vibe: Excellent people watching with conversations about film scripts, movies, and writing books

Power Outlets: MinimalWiFi: Yes

Best place for a beet salad and a cold brew coffee. Or, if you’re looking for something different, try the Almond Turmeric Latte. Hilltop fosters a space conducive to creativity, community, and connection. Their motto is: Keep Climbing. Just being in one of their locations feels empowering.

  1. Espresso Cielo in Santa Monica

Food: Plenty of food options

Coffee: Delicious

Vibe: Lots of seating space, ideal for a blend of a workday with meetings coming in since it has a more professional clean vibe

Power Outlets: MinimalWiFi: Yes

Espresso Cielo was built with community in mind. Their philosophy is to live a full life that includes “a destination to take time and enjoy the moment.” Both locations have great table options with plenty of plugs to get some work done. But don’t forget to take time to be in the moment. Both locations are perfect for meeting friends after “work” to grab dinner or walk along Santa Monica’s beach and boardwalk.

  1. Eightfold Coffee in Echo Park

Food: Light bites, great chia food pudding

Coffee: Delicious cold brews

Vibe: The perfect place for creatives to get inspired and write

Power Outlets: MinimalWiFi: Yes

Eightfold Coffee has a simple but exquisite menu. Enjoy an iced lavender latte and pistachio almond croissant. The vibe is aesthetically pleasing and inviting with plenty of natural light. It’s easy to get lost in work or collaborate with coworkers.

Los Angeles and the surrounding community are full of amazing and welcoming coffee hot spots. These are really just a teaser of all LA has to offer. So whether you live in LA or are passing through on business, take a morning to visit any one of these locations. You won’t be disappointed.


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