the assembly

a minimal design and community oriented cafe with a cute yard

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.

the details

Address634 N Robertson Blvd, West Hollywood
Hours7am – 6pm weekdays, 8am – 5pm Saturday, 8am – 3pm Sunday
Price$$ – pretty much as expected, $4-6 for most drinks
Aestheticbright, minimalist, sleek wood with notes of pastel 

good to know

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

Other things to note: 

  • They serve Counter Culture coffee, August Uncommon Tea, Art of Tea and Matchaful, with pastries and food from Farmshop, Donut Snob and Sugarbear Bakes.
  • There’s free wifi, and plenty of seating to get some work done, with a few outlets here and there.

Last visited: September 2019

Last updated: September 2020

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