LOS ANGELES | Dinosaur Coffee Silver Lake was set up by Ben Hantoot, one of the founders of Cards Against Humanity, and his wife. It’s a bright, white space, with a large bar in the centre of the room and seating at the bar,the front, and on communal tables. Free WiFi means it’s not uncommon to spot Silver Lake locals plugging away at their laptops.
San Francisco’s Four Barrel Coffee roasters provide the coffee beans here, and all of the kinds of brew you might want are available – cold drip, espresso, pour over, Dinosaur’s got it. Along the wall an assortment of coffee parephenalia like mugs, teapots, grinders and Chemex pourover systems are showcased to purchase. Pastries are delivered daily by Farmshop, and sometimes there’s a food truck parked out the front offering something that you can bring in to eat – for example the fantastic Yeastie Boys bagel truck.
The bright room and the quite noise levels here make it one of our favourite spots for chilling out before setting up our laptops to fire off some e-mails.
4334 W Sunset Boulevard
Mon – Sun: 7:00am to 7:00pm