Coffee & Tea
The coffee is phenomenal - strong and smooth. They'll make lovely foam art even in your to-go cup - how can you not love that? And the morning ambiance is perfect for quiet solo contemplation or in-depth catch-up with friends. Plus the pastries are out of this world. Note: The lunch crowd is rowdy and upscale, and you can skip dinner here, but morning and afternoon are awesome.
If you're planning to camp out, this is the place to go. You'll find a super-friendly crew, great coffee, a large selection of teas, two covered patios to choose from if you want to be outside, and valet ($3) parking if you're not in the mood to hunt for street parking (walking distance from Hollywood & Vine metro stop too). They also have a full menu of salads, sandwiches and sweet & savory crepes. This is a neighborhood hangout with lots of regulars and lots of open laptops taking advantage of the wifi. Everyone is welcoming.