West Hollywood is always a bit of a scene, so when you find a tolerable spot that feels remarkably tranquil in comparison to the establishments it’s surrounded by (ahem, Sur). The Assembly is a gem among the chaos of WeHo. A block down from the always bustling Santa Monica Blvd, and right beside the West Hollywood Park and the Pacific Design Center, this cafe is easy to miss with its humble storefront. Inside, the minimalist, geometric aesthetic perfectly matches the mini Poketo shop inside, with natural colors and dozens of little succulents rounding out the very photogenic space.
Between the indoor seating area and the small sunny courtyard behind, there is ample seating for a casual coffee gathering. The bright community-oriented space is inviting, calling for people to assemble, get cozy with local coffee, tea and pastry offerings. Whether you need a place to work between meetings or are meeting with a friend, The Assembly is an ideal choice for Weho coffee and tea needs.
Go here for: coffee or matcha for here or to go
Order this: chaga latte, lavender matcha latte (or another signature drink), or your go-to espresso drink
Amount of time to spend: 1-2 hours, mostly because of the parking situation
When to come: weekdays are definitely more peaceful, but generally there’s a decent flow of people throughout the day
Parking: can be a hit or miss, but it’s usually not too hard to find 2 hour parking in the neighborhood or a meter on Robertson
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