Venue / City / Neighborhood Coffee Alcohol Wi-fi

111 Minna Gallery

San Francisco
SOMA

0No 1Yes 0No

Alcove Cafe & Bakery

Los Angeles
Los Feliz

1Yes 1Yes - Both 0No

Angelika Film Center & Cafe

New York City
SoHo

1Yes 0No 0No

Aroma Coffee & Tea

Studio City
Studio City

1Yes 0No 0No

BAM Rose Cinemas

Brooklyn
Fort Greene

1Yes 0No 0No

Bennu Coffee

Austin
East Austin

1Yes 0No 1Yes - Free

Blankspaces

Los Angeles
Mid-City

  • Official Site
  • 5405 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90036
  • Paid membership co-working / shared office space.
0No 0No 1Yes - 1

Blu Jam Cafe

Los Angeles
West Hollywood

1Yes 1Yes - Both 0No

Bodega Wine Bar

Pasadena
Pasadena

0No 1Yes - All 1Yes - Free

Bourgeois Pig

Los Angeles
Hollywood

1Yes 0No 1Yes - Free

Boxaplex

West Hollywood
West Hollywood

  • Official Site
    Yelp Listing
  • 8252 Santa Monica Blvd. Ste. A, West Hollywood, CA, 90046
  • Paid membership co-working / shared office space.
0No 0No 1Yes - 1

Brattle Theatre

Cambridge
Harvard Square

1Yes 1Yes 0No

Bru Coffee Bar

Los Angeles
Los Feliz

1Yes 0No 1Yes - Free

Cacao Coffee House

Los Angeles
Brentwood


  • Yelp Listing
  • 11609 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90025
1Yes 0No 0No

Cafe Tropical

Los Angeles
Silver Lake

1Yes 0No 1Yes - Free

Cafecito Organico

Los Angeles
Silver Lake

1Yes 0No 1Yes - Free

Chango Coffee

Los Angeles
Echo Park

1Yes 0No 1Yes - Free

Chaya Downtown

Los Angeles
Downtown

1Yes 1Yes 0No

The City Beer Store & Tasting Bar

San Francisco
SOMA

0No 1Yes - Both 0No

Coffee Bar

San Francisco
The Mission

1Yes 1Yes - Both 1Yes - Free

Coffee Commissary

Los Angeles
Mid-City West

1Yes 1Yes - 1Yes - Free

Coloft

Santa Monica
Santa Monica

  • Official Site
  • 920 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, CA, 90401
  • Paid membership co-working / shared office space.
0No 0No 1Yes - 1

Communitea

Long Island City
Queens


  • Yelp Listing
  • 47-02 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City, NY, 11101
1Yes 0No 1Yes - Free

Coral Tree Cafe

Los Angeles
Brentwood


  • Yelp Listing
  • 11645 San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90049
1Yes 1Yes - Wine 1Yes - Free

Covell

Los Angeles
Los Feliz / Silverlake

0No 1Yes 0No

Cross Campus

Santa Monica
Santa Monica

0No 0No 1Yes - 1

d.b.a

New York City
East Village

0No 1Yes - Both 1Yes - Free

The Edison

Los Angeles
Downtown

0No 1Yes - Both 0No

Epoch Coffee

Austin

1Yes 0No 1Yes - Free

Farley's

San Francisco
Potrero Hill

1Yes 0No 1Yes - Free

Father's Office

Santa Monica
Santa Monica

0No 1Yes 0No

Father's Office 2.0

Los Angeles
Culver City

0No 1Yes 0No

Fix Coffee

Los Angeles
Echo Park / Elysian Park

1Yes 0No 1Yes - Free

Formosa Cafe

West Hollywood
West Hollywood

0No 1Yes 0No

Gallery Cafe

San Francisco
Nob Hill

1Yes 1Yes - Both 1Yes - Free

Gimme! Coffee

Brooklyn
Williamsburg

1Yes 0No 1Yes - Free

The Greenhouse

San Francisco
West Portal


  • Yelp Listing
  • 329 W Portal Ave., San Francisco, CA, 94127
  • Welcome to community gatherings.
1Yes 0No 1Yes - Free

Groundwork Coffee Co.

Los Angeles
Hollywood

1Yes 0No 1Yes - Free

HUB LA

Los Angeles
Arts District

  • Official Site
    Yelp Listing
  • 830 Traction Ave. Ste. 3A, Los Angeles, CA, 90013
  • Paid membership co-working / shared office space.
0No 0No 1Yes - 1

Indie Desk

Los Angeles
Downtown

  • Official Site
  • 816 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA, 90014
  • Paid membership co-working / shared office space.
0No 0No 1Yes - 1

Insomnia Cafe

Los Angeles
Mid-City West


  • Yelp Listing
  • 7286 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90036
  • "One of the best-known screenwriter coffee shops in town ... Insomnia's popularity can easily be explained. It has the right proportion of comfortable seating to electrical outlets to coffee cup capacity." New York Times, May 16, 2004
  • We have held 1 FWD:labs Salon(s) here.
1Yes 0No 1Yes - Paid

Intelligentsia Coffee

Los Angeles
Silver Lake

1Yes 0No 1Yes - Free

ISSUE Project Room

Brooklyn
Gowanus

0No 1Yes - Beer 0No

Java Beach Cafe

San Francisco
Sunset

1Yes 1Yes - Both 1Yes - Free

Joe The Art of Coffee

New York City
West Village

1Yes 0No 0No

KGB Bar

New York City
East Village

0No 1Yes - Both 0No

Kleverdog Coworking

Los Angeles
Chinatown

  • Official Site
  • 418 Bamboo Ln., Los Angeles, CA, 90012
  • Paid membership co-working / shared office space.
0No 0No 1Yes - 1

LA Burdick Chocolate

Cambridge
Harvard Square

1Yes 0No 0No

Library Bar at Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel

Hollywood
Hollywood

1Yes 1Yes - Both 0No

Life Cafe 983

Brooklyn
Brooklyn / Williamsburg

  • 983 Flushing Ave., Brooklyn, NY, 11206
  • "Just as the original East Village Life Cafe was a haven for that neighborhood's early gentrifiers, Brooklyn's Life Cafe 983 caters to the new crop of young artists skulking about the otherwise industrial neighborhood of Bushwick. Part cafe, part local bar, Life is an oasis on dismal Flushing Avenue that offers hearty, healthful meals that fit the budgets of the local creative set. The weekly movie night and rotating display of Brooklyn artists on the deep red walls provide atmosphere without the straining self-consciousness of other hipster hangouts." — New York Magazine
1Yes 1Yes - Both 0No

Literati Cafe

Los Angeles
Brentwood

1Yes 0No 0No

M1-5

New York City
Tribeca

0No 1Yes - Both 0No

Madrone

San Francisco
Western Addition

0No 1Yes 0No

Mama Art Cafe

San Francisco
Excelsior

1Yes 0No 1Yes - Free

The Mandrake

Los Angeles
Culver City

  • Official Site
    Yelp Listing
  • 2692 S La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90034
  • "'Free Money,' a free weekly event at the Mandrake Bar in Culver City, manages to unite disparate Angeleno tribes — galleristas, fashion victims, starving artists and the skinny jeans set — by throwing casually outlandish theme parties. And earlier this month, the KCRW-sponsored fifth anniversary party for arts collective Create:Fixate, a bimonthly multimedia event, featured a cross-section of emerging lowbrow and fine artists, electronic musicians and purveyors of bohemian clothing and accessories, not to mention a troupe of dancing Santas." — Los Angeles Times, December 21, 2006
  • We have held 1 FWD:labs Salon(s) here.
0No 1Yes 0No

Momi Toby's Revolution Cafe & Art Bar

San Francisco
Hayes Valley

1Yes 1Yes 0No

Moto

Brooklyn
Brooklyn / Williamsburg

0No 1Yes - Both 0No

Muddy Paw Coffee Company

Los Angeles
Silver Lake

1Yes 0No 1Yes - 1

Museum Of The Moving Image

Astoria
Astoria

0No 0No 0No

NextSpace Los Angeles

Culver City
Culver City

  • Official Site
  • 9415 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA, 90232
  • Paid membership co-working / shared office space.
0No 0No 1Yes - 1

NextSpace Venice

Venice
Culver City

0No 0No 1Yes - 1

Nitehawk Cinema

Brooklyn
Williamsburg

1Yes 0No 0No

The Office

Santa Monica
Santa Monica

  • Official Site
    Yelp Listing
  • 256 26th St Ste 101, Santa Monica, CA, 90402
  • "For $5 an hour or $25 a day or $469 a month, you can rent a workstation with an Aeron chair, DSL and all the lattes you can drink. The owner, Aleks Horvat, a screenwriter himself, brought in a feng shui master to bestow positive karma." New York Times, May 16, 2004
1Yes 0No 1Yes - Paid

OfficeSlice

Sherman Oaks
Sherman Oaks

  • Official Site
    Yelp Listing
  • 15165 Ventura Blvd. Ste. 245, Sherman Oaks, CA, 91403
  • Paid membership co-working / shared office space.
0No 0No 1Yes - 1

Opodz

Los Angeles
Little Tokyo

0No 0No 1Yes - 1

Palomino

Los Angeles
Westwood

1Yes 1Yes - Both 0No

Peet's Coffee & Tea

Los Angeles
Brentwood


  • Yelp Listing
  • 11750 San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90049
1Yes 0No 1Yes - Free

Pig'n Whistle Pub

Los Angeles
Hollywood

0No 1Yes - Both 0No

The Revolution Cafe

San Francisco
Mission

0No 1Yes - Both 1Yes - Free

Sabor y Cultura

Los Angeles
Hollywood

1Yes 0No 1Yes - Free

Samovar Tea Lounge

San Francisco
Castro

1Yes 0No 1Yes - Free

Silverlake Coffee Co.

Los Angeles
Silver Lake

1Yes 0No 1Yes - Free

'sNice

New York City
West Village

1Yes 0No 1Yes - Free

Spectacle

Brooklyn
Williamsburg

1Yes 0No 0No

Stir Crazy

Los Angeles
West Hollywood


  • Yelp Listing
  • 6917 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA, 90038
  • "Steven Steckel is such a regular that his double espresso is waiting for him when he arrives every afternoon. Breaking protocol, he has befriended other writers and can give you a rundown on everyone's projects. His reasons are selfish, he said: 'I get a lot of help from them. It's a good collaborative place. We trust each other enough not to steal ideas.'" New York Times, May 16, 2004
  • We have held 1 FWD:labs Salon(s) here.
1Yes 0No 1Yes - Free

Sweetleaf

Long Island City
Long Island City

  • Official Site
    Yelp Listing
  • 10-93 Jackson Ave., Long Island City, NY, 11101
  • "There's also the "laptop lounge," with fourteen seats 'specially set aside for freelancers. This could go either way: There are six "bench seats" for those with laptops, and a "community table," which a co-owner tells us will be an old industrial table with seats attached, that will seat eight. Depending on the popularity of the cafe and the size of that table, this could entail eight shaky writers on deadline, balancing lattes and elbows a-clanging." — Grubstreet.com (Alex Van Buren, 2010)
1Yes 0No 1Yes - Free

Swork Coffee

Los Angeles
Eagle Rock

1Yes 0No 1Yes - Free

The Creek & The Cave

Long Island City
Long Island City

1Yes 1Yes - Full 0No

The Unique Space

Los Angeles
Arts District

0No 0No 1Yes - 1

Think Coffee

New York City
Greenwich Village

1Yes 0No 1Yes - Free

The Tribal Cafe

Los Angeles
Silver Lake

1Yes 0No 1Yes - Free

Triptych

San Francisco
SOMA

0No 1Yes - Both 0No

Un Urban Coffee House

Santa Monica
Santa Monica

1Yes 0No 1Yes - Yes

Urth Caffe

West Hollywood
West Hollywood

1Yes 0No 1Yes - Near

Varnish Fine Art

San Francisco
SOMA

0No 1Yes - Both 0No

WeWork Hollywood

Los Angeles
Hollywood

  • 7083 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA
  • Paid membership co-working / shared office space.
0No 0No 1Yes - 1

Working Village

Santa Monica
Santa Monica

  • Official Site
    Yelp Listing
  • 212 Marine St. Ste. 100, Santa Monica, CA, 90405
  • Paid membership co-working / shared office space.
0No 0No 1Yes - 1


About This Resource

Where to write that screenplay, take that impromptu meeting, relax after that film shoot, and find those like-minded creatives.

This is an regularly updated directory of 87 venues in hand-picked cities. We only include venues that are appropriate and recommended for creatives, especially film, television, and digital media professionals. This ranges from cafes to bars to co-working spaces.

Most Popular *

  1. Sabor y Cultura Los Angeles
  2. Stir Crazy Los Angeles
  3. The Mandrake Los Angeles
  4. Palomino Los Angeles
  5. Urth Caffe Los Angeles
  6. Insomnia Cafe Los Angeles
  7. Bru Coffee Bar Los Angeles
  8. Bourgeois Pig Los Angeles
  9. 111 Minna Gallery San Francisco
  10. Groundwork Coffee Co. Los Angeles
  11. Aroma Coffee & Tea Los Angeles
  12. The Edison Los Angeles
  13. Pig'n Whistle Pub Los Angeles
  14. Father's Office 2.0 Los Angeles
  15. Un Urban Coffee House Los Angeles
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