Coffee shops and reading are the perfect combination. Here are our favorites from across the country.
By Stela Razzaque, Superscript November 15, 2013
The thoughtful design of our environment has the power to bring people together, serve as a relaxing escape, and also inspire our creativity. Here are five of our favorite coffee shops and bookstores in the United States that provide a homey charm, and a sensational space to devour your favorite designer monograph.
The new and improved Beachwood Café designed by architect Barbara Bestor, formerly known as the Village Coffee Shop, is a hidden gem nestled amid a strip of commercial buildings. The interior is cozy and stylish, with its vivid blue and yellow geometric flooring, whimsical wallpaper by local graphic designer Geoff McFetridge, exposed wooden beams, and mid-century style chairs. It’s a unique space, and one where a hip clientele can be found flicking through the latest design magazines.Read More
Beachwood Café may be the best-kept secret in Hollywood. The adorable little eatery celebrated its one-year anniversary in March 2013, but it’s still largely under the radar. People seem to think it’s far off the beaten path, but it’s located only one mile up Beachwood Canyon from Franklin Ave. It’s only a matter of time before the rest of the city discovers what many locals already know: there’s something special here. The prices are affordable and the seasonal menu offers truly unique dishes, many with Asian accents.
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LA hidden treasure: “The Beachwood Cafe in Beachwood Canyon. I love going there for a healthy breakfast after a morning hike. The owner Patti is amazing, she treats everyone like family. It’s also located next to an antiques store which is always fun to browse through.”