Unlike a lot of trendy coffee shops in town, Groundwork has been around for a while. The first location opened over 20 years ago on Venice Beach, and since then, they’ve expanded all the way into the Valley and into Whole Foods.
Groundwork cafes serve up its own line of organic, fair trade coffees and teas, as well as a decently sized brunch menu in the mornings to supplement house made pastries. Pair that with free wifi and communal tables and you have a fan favorite coworking space. As for the scene, it’s actually quite reflective of the neighborhood, which is fun to observe. The Hollywood cafe dwellers are very different from Larchmont just a short distance away, which are in turn a stark contrast to Venice. But hey, so long as the coffee is consistent, everyone is happy.
|Hours||also vary among the locations, but most open fairly early in the morning (6 or 7am) and close in the afternoon or early evening|
|Price||$$ – standard organic cafe prices, most drinks are $4-6, food is $8-15|
|Aesthetic||organic market type aesthetic, a little more gritty than glitzy for LA standards|
Go here for: a coffee fix or cafe work session
Order this: a horchata cold brew (yes, you read that right) and breakfast burrito…or breakfast tacos
Amount of time to spend: a pretty solid spot to set up shop for a couple hours
When to come: weekday mornings usually have a lot of traffic, that mellows out in the afternoon
Parking: varies among the different locations, but considering most of them are in popular foot traffic blocks, it’s usually a try your luck finding a meter situation, or circle around neighboring residential streets.
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Last visited: February 2020
Last updated: June 2020