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Alfred
8428 Melrose Place, West Hollywood
Now four locations strong and growing quickly, Alfred is quickly taking over LA's coffee scene, making it a definite favorite for screenwriters and freelancers during the week. We like this location best, as it shares its space with an adorably tiny Compartes shop in the back. If you’re feeling indulgent, ask for their famous off-menu Alfred cone—a macchiato served in a chocolate covered ice cream cone that tastes just as good as it sounds. They also have kombucha on tap. There's also a location in Brentwood, Silver Lake, and across the street in the alley off Melrose Avenue.
Alfred
11908 San Vicente Blvd., Brentwood
Now four locations strong and growing quickly, Alfred is quickly taking over LA's coffee scene, making it a definite favorite for screenwriters and freelancers during the week. We like the Melrose Place location best, which shares its space with an adorably tiny Compartes shop in the back. If you’re feeling indulgent, ask for their famous off-menu Alfred cone—a macchiato served in a chocolate covered ice cream cone that tastes just as good as it sounds. They also have kombucha on tap. There's also a location on Melrose Avenue and in Silver Lake.
Alfred
3337 Sunset Blvd., Silver Lake
Now four locations strong and growing quickly, Alfred is quickly taking over LA's coffee scene, making it a definite favorite for screenwriters and freelancers during the week. We like the Melrose Place location best, which shares its space with an adorably tiny Compartes shop in the back. If you’re feeling indulgent, ask for their famous off-menu Alfred cone—a macchiato served in a chocolate covered ice cream cone that tastes just as good as it sounds. They also have kombucha on tap. There's also a location in Brentwood and on Melrose Avenue.
Alfred in the Alley
8509 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood
Now four locations strong and growing quickly, Alfred is quickly taking over LA’s coffee scene, making it a definite favorite for screenwriters and freelancers during the week. We like the Melrose Place location best for working, but this tiny outpost across the street in an alley is adorably intimate. If you’re feeling indulgent, ask for their famous off-menu Alfred cone—a macchiato served in a chocolate-covered ice cream cone that tastes just as good as it sounds. They also have kombucha on tap. There are also locations in Brentwood and Silver Lake.
Alfred Tea Room
705 N Alfred St., West Hollywood
Regulars have always loved Alfred’s coffee shops for their design-conscious interiors, but their tea room (around the corner from Moon Juice on Melrose Place) is downright indulgent, aesthetically speaking. The teensy space is tiled floor-to-cieling in a soothing, feminine millennial pink, with gold finishes and one of Alfred’s signature cheeky neon signs, explaining “tea, yes, you, maybe!” The menu here specializes in tea; in addition to matcha (which you get at any Alfred location), there’s a lengthy list of loose leaf and several flavors of boba, which are made from scratch. P.S. Coffee junkies, don’t panic, the original location with a full coffee menu is just across the street.
Assembly
634 N. Robertson Blvd., West Hollywood
It has to be said: Assembly has the best iced almond latte in the city (and that's coming from some serious almond latte addicts). The interior is gorgeous—the bar is backed with sleek and light wood-paneled design, with artfully placed shelves displaying coffee, gifts, and other knick-knacks. The internet here is really fast and plugs are accessible, but there are only two tables, so you'll have to arrive early to grab a spot. If you're just coming for a meeting, benches and small tables are a lot easier to come by.
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