Have you ever walked into a coffee shop and thought, 'Oh look, plenty of space to sit and enough outlets to go around?' Yeah, we thought so. Yet somehow, Dinosaur Coffee has managed to create a near-perfect space that caters to the life of a freelancer without an office. Plenty of seating, outlets galore, and did we mention the coffee (from San Francisco's Fourbarrel Coffee) is solid? It’s on the slightly pricier side, sure, but it more than pays its way in the unlimited hours you are allowed to use Dinosaur’s Wi-Fi (or the free Wi-Fi that comes from the adjacent McDonald’s). A smattering of baked goods are available for purchase as well—the caramel brownie is a highlight—and the shop's modern, Jurassic Park-esque design reminds you that coffee doesn't always have to be serious.
In LA, coffee is king—especially so in Silver Lake, one of the Eastside's most heavily caffinated neighborhoods. Whether you're a morning person or a night owl, a solid coffee shop is as necessary to Silver Lake locals as the nearest taco stand or bike co-op; so we've rounded up the best places for a cold-brew, latte, espresso or whatever gets your heart palpitating.
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