Finding Your Work Space

 

Freedom to choose your workplace can be a liberating experience; however, on the other side of that coin you may find noisy cafes, poor wifi connection and a multitude of other ailments that can distract you from your purpose. Take for example a young entrepreneur just starting out, equipped with a VAIO S– durable, portable and light enough to throw in your bag and go. You’re office-less, typically finding refuge in the backs of small coffee shops, holding conference calls in your car and biking, driving or tubing uptown to make a meeting. The ability to settle down into a proper office-like space seems quite impossible. In order to achieve your goals, you need a proper space to work. We’ve scoured Los Angeles and we’re finding your work space for you. Here are our top 5 choices for work spaces in the city of L.A..

 

Bricks & Scones

A workaholic’s dream, Bricks & Scones makes you feel right at home while still allowing for a change in scenery. Their hours are long- Monday -Thursday 7:30a-10p, Friday 7:30a-8p because why work so late on a Friday? Saturday they’re open 8a-10p and on Sunday their hours range from 8a-8p. The cafe offers free wifi, plenty of comfortable seating and closely resembles a home office away from home.

Bricks and Scones
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The space also includes a lofty front patio, perfect for soaking up the beautiful Los Angeles sun and is fully equipped with outlets to boot. Don’t forget to treat yourself to one of the cafe’s namesake housemade scones. The noise levels here are moderate, with many of the customers calling the cafe their home office for the day.

  • The Facts
    • Wifi: Free
    • Coffee cover: $2.30, small; $2.75, large
    • Parking: 2 hour street parking on side residential streets

 

Funnel Mill

Long nights and hard work are inevitable when you’re starting out, thus the need for good coffee. Set up your workstation at Funnel Mill, where they’ve got the coffee thing down to an art… or a science, depending on what way you’re looking at it. Funnel Mill keeps the rest of the place pretty low key. The cafe has free wifi for all customers, outlets for when things get low and plenty of seating. Spread your work station out at one of their large wooden tables. Noise is minimal, so you’ll be able to work diligently through your tasks. Take your work outside into their covered outdoor courtyard, with VAIO S’s superior positioned antenna you’ll still have exceptional wireless connection.

  • The Facts
    • Wifi: Free with a purchase of a drink
    • Coffee cover: $4.25
    • Parking: 2-hour metered parking
Funnel Mill
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Fix Coffee

Echo Park has only recently started to experience a popularity boom and thanks to that increase in popularity places like Fix Coffee are finally getting noticed. The neighborhood spot is perfect for a casual remote employee or new business owner, named 2015 Best of L.A.. The dog friendly patio, fully equipped with free wifi make this an excellent spot to get away from your cramped L.A. studio with the pup and out into the sunshine. It’s likely that you won’t be the only person using the coffee shop as your office that day.

 

Fix Coffee
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Not only will you be able to start the morning off with an exceptional cup of coffee, but if work takes you into the evening rest assured you can cap off the night with an adult beverage of your choosing. The noise level is pretty minimal so staying focused shouldn’t be hard. The unpretentious staff keeps this setting true to its neighborhood feel. Yet, it still reflects the modern Echo Park vibe.

  • The Facts
    • Wifi: Free
    • Coffee cover: $3-$5 range
    • Parking: street and a private lot

 

Toms Roasting Co.

Ah Toms, a beloved brand known for their do gooding and the one for one campaign. They revolutionized the idea of giving to those in need and of course did it in typical L.A. fashion. But this isn’t just a place for shoes anymore. Toms has set up a cool, laidback cafe inside their Venice location. With free wifi running throughout the entire store and cafe you’re sure to find someplace to settle into for a day’s work.

Toms Roasters
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We’d advised you not to bring too much. Though the space is large compared to the other cafes in the surrounding area you’ll be taking a seat at communal couches, benches and working at coffee tables, so you won’t have a ton of wiggle room. This is definitely the kind of space you’d pull out your VAIO Canvas and get to work. The innovative technology combined with a sleek design inspires your creativity to flow freely anytime, anywhere.

  • The Facts
    • Wifi: Free and throughout the entire store too
    • Coffee cover: $2.50-$3.50 for drip coffee
    • Parking: street

 

Paper or Plastik Cafe

Quite the eclectic cafe, Paper or Plastik is one part retail store, one part dance studio and one part cafe, but don’t let that second part deter you from setting up shop for the day. The cafe is known to host a plethora of home office workers. We’ve been told that the upstairs mezzanine is the place to work. While the wifi can be a bit spotty, lean on your VAIO for optimal connectivity. The enhanced positioning of our smaller antenna results in exceptional wireless connection, if Paper or Plastik has wifi, VAIO will find it! You’ll even experience faster connectivity and higher speeds.

Paper or Plastik
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The only warning we heed- workaholics shouldn’t attempt to put in any hours on the weekends. Wifi is only offered Monday through Friday and your laptops aren’t even allowed in on Saturday’s and Sunday’s. It’s all about a work life balance in this Pico Boulevard store front.

  • The Facts
    • Wifi: Free. No wifi on weekends
    • Coffee cover: $3.27-$4.75
    • Parking: Ample 2 hour metered parking

 

While that’s only brushing the surface of Los Angeles we’re confident the above selections are more than adequate for a long day’s work. Thanks to VAIO’s lightweight and durable machines you’ll be able to set up shop at any place of your choosing.