6 Casual Spots For Your Next Business Meeting in Los Angeles
No other city does power lunches quite like LA. In fact, sometimes it feels like the entire city is on one big day-long lunch break. But meetings over a meal are where most of the deals and ideas are born in this town. With near perfect weather 365 days a year and a sprawling city filled with healthy hotspots, here are a few laidback spots to take your next client meeting.
Joe & The Juice
The global concept hailing from Copenhagen has finally made its way west! With its first LA outpost, appropriately situated on Melrose Avenue, Joe & The Juice, is more than just a coffee shop. Despite the massive growth in expansion (over 200 stores worldwide), Joe & The Juice has managed to maintain an approachable yet eclectic juice bar and coffee concept that draws inspiration from its local community.
With a roster of hip baristas, travel photography plastered on the walls and a killer playlist that you can follow on Spotify, Joe & The Juice is “the cool kid” of coffee shops.
LAMILL Coffee is one of those rare gems that not only gets their coffee right, but the food is fantastic as well. They serve breakfast all day (boom!) and offer a wide selection of pastas, sandwiches or generously portioned salads (the Fattoush is a must!). You can sit outdoors or inside with all the writers and freelancers feverishly working on their laptops.
There are many reasons we love Vinoteca, the Italian-inspired wine and coffee bar concept at the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, including the ample heaters and outlets outside, European-style bar seating and a seasonal menu of shareable bites to nosh on.
Suited professionals frequent this hotel cafe so when you’re looking for a casual place to hold meetings sans a full-blown meal, Vinoteca is always a good choice. The best part? Trade your espresso for a glass of Pinot Noir, starting as early as 11AM.
This classic Italian restaurant on the bustling corner of Melrose Avenue and Robertson Boulevard is a favorite among locals. Grab a seat on the patio and enjoy a modern twist on classic Italian dishes like beef tartare and black truffle or chicken paillard. But perhaps the best part about Cecconi’s? Their 4 to 7 happy hour menu on Tues-Sat from 4-7PM with a range of dishes and cocktails from $4 to $9.
Coral Tree Coffee Shop
The Coral Tree Coffee Shop, a longtime Brentwood establishment, is the perfect place for a power lunch. The casual cafe offers plenty of seating both indoors and out and their food menu offers a laundry list of healthy juices, salads, and sandwiches.
Rose Cafe is the quintessential Venice cafe serving farm-to-table cuisine in a gorgeous Bohemian-chic space. While you may have plenty of options for seating (outdoors, communal tables, bar seating or table service) the beach town spot is almost always packed on any given day of the week, but it’s well worth the wait!
Come for the coffee and freshly baked pastries but stay for the mouthwatering menu of Italian-inspired dishes (hello cacio e pepe!) using locally sourced ingredients by chef Jason Neroni.