West Hollywood is full of awesome coffee shops, but some of them are better for working than others. Here are some of the best to get you started, mostly based on available seating and ambiance. We’ve also based the list on their coffee and snacks of course, because what would a coffee shop be without great coffee.
The Melrose location of Verve Coffee is its second location in the city. They hire designers to make the spot reflect the neighborhood, and this one is full of natural light. There is plenty of seating in the form of individual tables, communal tables, stadium seating, and a standing bar that faces out the window. They offer some unique drinks, as well as seasonal pastries, and other baked goods.
Dialog Café is a family run spot on Holloway in West Hollywood. It’s a café as well as a coffee shop, so there’s plenty of food in the case you need to take an actual work break and eat a sandwich, a breakfast burrito, or some gelato for energy. Gelato is great brain food right? They have both indoor and outdoor seating, but be warned that there is only street parking.
There are actually two locations of Alfred Coffee, that are walking distance from each other, but for working you’ll want the full sized one that’s located on Melrose Place. There are some community tables and counters inside as well as tables outside. It can get pretty busy around morning commute times, but otherwise it’s generally easy to grab a seat.
The Coffee Commissary on Fairfax has free parking and a patio area that’s great to hang out on. That’s actually where the majority of the seats are, so come on a nice day. (They’re mostly nice days in L.A.) The location also offers some great snacks that are baked in house, like salted caramel rice crispy bars, spinach and feta quiches, and chocolate chip cookies if you’re feeling nostalgic.
The Assembly Café does not have tons of seating, but if you snag a spot you won’t be disappointed by the modern and clean design. If it’s trendy enough for Instagram bloggers to use as a photo spot, it’s trendy enough to pen a hit screenplay at right? Who knows. If all else fails you can walk over for some drinks at the Abbey and distract yourself. After you’re done working, of course.