It’s hard to find the perfect location for ultimate focus when you have a deadline fast approaching, especially when you’re in a city you’re not familiar with. Digital nomads may have the advantage of being able to work anywhere at any time, but that also means they don’t have a home base they can return to when it’s time to concentrate. Although, it means we can spend copious amounts of time in the best internet coffee shops, drinking the best coffee.
The perfect location needs to have a calming, focused atmosphere, the best food in case you get hungry mid-work session, internet and of course, copious amounts of coffee for the inevitable afternoon crash. Are you catching on yet?
If Los Angeles is your city of choice, here are five coffee shops that are sure to boost your productivity and inspire a little creativity while you get your caffeine fix (and did we mention they’re incredibly Insta-worthy?)
5.) Stories and Books Cafe: Echo Park
Stories andBooks Cafe is more than just a coffee shop: it’s a bookstore, too. Sip on that latte while perusing some of the best LA book finds around. There’s nothing better than the smell of a used book – the life it had before you found it. If you don’t get too distracted, there’s plenty of chairs, and tables to settle into and get working.
When it first opened in 2008, the Cafe gave Angelenos a place to explore local indie reads. They also buy and trade books, meaning the selection is always growing and refreshing. So if you’re a writer in need of a little help from your friends, look no further.
But if you’re feeling like taking a break from the books today, you can opt for the concrete patio, surrounded by succulents and bright murals to boost your creativity. In classic L.A. fashion, its coffee and espresso are organic and fair trade. And if you get hungry, the Cafe serves breakfast through dinner (check out the menu to see for yourself).
Feeling like treating yourself after a long and productive work session? Stay for one of the Cafe’s events, which range from readings to comedy shows and live music.
Location: Stories and Books Cafe, 1716 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026