The Toms store is basically just another spot on Abbot Kinney that will try to lure you in and sign you up for their newsletter. Bypass all of that and head to the back patio. One of our favorite places to get some work down on the Westside, this hidden plot of astroturf has scattered chairs and tables, plus a whole wall of wooden bleachers to sit on with your laptop. If you need a pick-me-up, they have a full coffee bar inside.
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C&O Trattoria is the beachy Italian neighborhood spot of you (and your parents’) dreams.
Both neighborhood hangout and special occasion spot, Charcoal is sometimes a bit confusing, but not when it comes to their very tasty food.
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Paramount Coffee Project
A coffee shop and cafe in Hollywood that doesn't feel like your second office.
Cafe Bolivar in Santa Monica has great coffee, a decent selection of pastries, and fast wifi, and it never gets too loud to focus.
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El Compadre is an old-school Mexican restaurant in Hollywood that’s one of the best and most consistent parties in town.
Great White is a light and bright breakfast and lunch spot near the Venice sign with excellent coffee and good breakfast burritos.
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