AS A WRITER I pretty much exist between two worlds at once: the “real” world, and my imagination. But I still need somewhere to work. These 10 cafes in LA range from the high-end to the homely to the chic. They all offer great drip coffee and espresso, and you won’t get any dirty looks when you bring out your laptop.
1. Bourgeois Pig
I love to go here if I land in the city after 10pm, or if it’s the middle of the week and I’m not in the mood to swig beer and take shots. The Bourgeois Pig is open till the wee hours — which isn’t that common in LA — and although it’s in a popular location, it never gets too noisy. There’s a pool table in the back room which is decked out like an enchanted forest and is watched over by a stuffed owl. The kitchen is open late too, and the Rotisserie Chicken Panini makes my mouth water just thinking about it.
5931 Franklin Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90028