Whether you work from home every day, telecommute sometimes, or you're just searching for a quiet space to try to finish your big PowerPoint, finding the perfect "office space" with WiFi, outlets, and a good ambiance is key. We've found 10 coffee shops and cafés from DTLA to Santa Monica that offer great work spaces.
We’re pretty sure Alfred Coffee & Kitchen is (quickly) taking over the world, or at least LA. The Brentwood location offers a place for you to work away from home in a trendy and hip atmosphere. The shop opens at 7 a.m., so head over early to grab a seat indoors or out before it gets packed. 11908 San Vicente Blvd., Brentwood, 310-853-5450
You'll need to show up with a fully charged battery (this café lacks power outlets), but it's worth it at this quaint space with gorgeous outdoor garden seating. And unlike most Westwood cafés, which are often overcrowded with students, Espresso Profeta is known for having a slightly older, less rowdy crowd. 1129 Glendon Ave., Los Angeles, 310-208-3375
Considered one of the most classic destinations for writers in LA, this coffee shop has been around for years, and continually draws a crowd of up-and-coming screenwriters and other creative professionals. 2127 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica, 310-396-8566
If you like your workspace with a side of celebrity sightings, Coral Tree Café is the place for you. The food and drinks are just one part of this café's appeal—complimentary WiFi, people watching, and sitting next to a cozy outdoor fireplace are other features that will make sending emails from this spot feel less like work and more like leisure. 11645 San Vicente Blvd., Brentwood, 310-979-8733
This ultra-hip and popular coffee bar is known for its Abbott Kinney location, but if you're looking to really focus on your work, head over to the Silver Lake spot for equally great coffee and a relaxed atmosphere. 3922 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, 323-663-6173
Forget the quirky, artsy side of Venice—Deus Ex Machina channels the neighborhood's inner motorbike enthusiast. This part retail shop and part café is the perfect place to surround yourself with plenty of fun people-watching—plus, it doesn't hurt that there's an outdoor patio in the back. 1001 Venice Blvd., Venice, 888-515-3387
Don’t be scared away by the fact that this restaurant is full-service—they're very welcoming to laptop wielders. Plus, their food is some of the best around, so you won't have to leave your post once lunchtime hits. If you're looking for something decadent, try the Nutella banana pop tart or the grain bowl if you're health-conscious. 1900 S. Lincoln Blvd., Venice, 310-907-5075
As Echo Park continues to experience a popularity boom, it’s no surprise that places like Fix Coffee are finally getting some love. This neighborhood spot is dog-friendly and boasts a pretty patio complete with a fire pit, which guarantees you won’t be the only person using the coffee shop as your office that day. 2100 Echo Park Ave., Los Angeles, 323-284-8962
This Larchmont watering hole is known as a great local spot for studying, working, or just hanging out. The shop even offers a no-talking quiet room, complete with desks and lamps ideal for those working on getting their creative juices flowing. 403 N. Larchmont Blvd., Los Angeles, 323-463-0811
Formerly Handsome Coffee Roasters, this shop recently joined the Blue Bottle Coffee family—and the New Orleans-based roaster has quickly expanded all across the country to become one of the best-known artisan coffee bars around. If you find yourself near the Arts District in need of a place to be productive, this should be a no-brainer. 582 Mateo St., Los Angeles, 213-621-4194
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