After passing this centrally-located spot for years, I finally ventured in to the Coffee Connection and was delighted to find a spacious, peaceful atmosphere. I was most recently here with friends, and we separated out into a “workaholics” table (hello) and the “chatters” table (or self-described “meditators”)…
We finally got ourselves over to the Blu Elefant Café on a lazy summer Sunday afternoon. The spot is on a relatively quiet mid-town piece of Washington Blvd., so I couldn’t miss the sparkly elephant sculpture and sidewalk tables.
My teen son and I checked out Café Bolívar on a late summer afternoon at the recommendation of friends. I was delighted to find a relaxed atmosphere, great service and really good coffee. This was a special “review” visit and not a real working session, but we stayed long enough to dodge rush hour and […]
If you’re looking for a quiet spot with great coffee and solid wifi in Westwood, leave the main boulevard and head around the corner to Espresso Profeta. It’s a pretty spot in a beautiful brick building with a small but airy indoor area, and outdoor seating in a garden-like setting.
The Koffee Klatch is my wifi spot in the Laguna Beach area. It’s got a bohemian/hipster vibe and gets a pretty broad range of customers, being just off the more heavily beaten tourist track a little further up the PCH.
I’ve been coming to Green Earth Coffee in Lake Forest for the last couple of years whenever I’ve been in the area. I love it for the relaxing sense of retreat, the great coffee and the solid wifi.
We spent last week in Ojai, California, where I met my deadlines at Full of Beans, just south of town. They serve locals and tourists good coffee, specialty drinks and lunch either outdoors, on the inviting side porch or in the tree-shaded back courtyard.
Just checked out Adam’s Avenue Coffee in Huntington Beach for the first time last weekend. Online reviews were very positive, and my experience was no different…
There is a growing movement of outdoor nature schools that are inspiring urban/suburban dwellers to rebuild relationships with their natural environment. Southern California’s Coast Live Oak School is one of them.
Rather than meeting at a single place, Coast Live Oak holds classes at locations all over northern Orange County, from […]
Can you believe these crazy flowers? I have never seen morning glories so huge or perfect.
As I approached them from the parking lot, I thought the folks at the Laguna Beach Koffee Klatch (yelp link) had put up a wild, cut-out sculpture!
It was a great… well, yes—glorious—start to a […]
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