photo credit: Kathy Tran
La La Land Kind Cafe
Yes, we’re rolling our eyes at the name and technicolor beverages. But La La Land Kind Café on Montana in Santa Monica is the chic, minimalist escape you need whenever your pass at NeueHouse runs out. There’s a pleasing, all-white aesthetic (think high ceilings and minimalist décor) that is so sparse, you’re coaxed into a sort of zen-like trance. Suddenly, the words just flow out of you. Spreadsheets fill themselves. And your boss is randomly giving you a thumbs up over the internal messaging system? Life is good here. Plus, there’s plenty of places to sit: at the bar, on the sprawling wooden patio, on indoors and outdoor couches, in your car while you pretend to be at home for a Zoom call, etc.
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