studying in the city.

4 Mar

If you follow me on twitter, you know by now that I have a midterm tomorrow morning in the law school classic – Torts! I’ve been studying pretty hard for the last week or so (practice questions, memorizing elements, etc.) and have been blathering on about “res ipsa loquitur” and the difference between battery and assault to anyone who will listen for days. It’s clearly helping me make new friends.

Anyway, in an effort to continue to explore LA and break up the study routine, I’ve found two new cafés near me (actually between school and where I live) that are very study-friendly.

My absolute FAVORITE is on Larchmont Blvd., called Bricks & Scones. The food and drinks are delicious (although a little on the pricey side). I particularly enjoyed their almond milk latte and their fruit and nut scone. The interior is awesome – it looks like what you’d imagine the residence halls of Hogwarts to look like. There is a big area conducive to studying downstairs, with even more room up a spiral staircase. I’ve been here 3-4 times in the last week or so, and it’s a great excuse for me to explore a new area. I love how cute Larchmont is!

blueberry scone.

chocolate and fruit&nut scone. Half an hour before closing it was BOGO!

Seriously…how could you NOT want to study here? It’s also social – people talk at the tables downstairs and outside, but it’s definitely quiet enough to get some solid work done.

My other new fav place is Café Insomnia on Beverly at Poinsettia – it’s open late and reminds me of a quintessential college-town café (reminiscing about Berkeley, anyone?) I enjoyed a delicious hot chocolate on Tuesday night after a great spin class. Efficiency at its finest!


My fellow Angelenos – where’s your favorite place to study? Favorite coffee shop in general?

6 Responses to “studying in the city.”

  1. Steve March 4, 2012 at 7:34 pm #

    Wow Bricks and Stones looks awesome. Larchmont is really great. And that other place is very close to where my grandparents lived, 206 s poinsettia! wasn’t quite so cool back then. good luck on your test, then you are off for a few days??

    • gillian March 4, 2012 at 9:31 pm #

      You would LOVE Bricks and Stones! And I am obsessed with Larchmontso cool about your grandparents!

      Yes! I’ll be off until the 12th – but have a big paper to put a dent in. Woot.

  2. leftcoastcontessa March 5, 2012 at 2:16 pm #

    I’m definitely going to remember these places. Its always good to have new study spaces to check out AND… good luck on your midterm!

    • gillian March 5, 2012 at 5:40 pm #

      Thanks Katherine!! Hope you had an amazing time in Vegas! 🙂

  3. Lorraine March 6, 2012 at 10:26 am #

    Good luck on your exams! I’m always looking for places like this in south Florida where I am. I’m a little jelly of you having such cute places to study. And now I want a hot chocolate.

    • gillian March 6, 2012 at 10:55 am #

      Thank you! I’m sure south Florida has lots of awesome places too!

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