1866 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA | Directions 9002734.105025 -118.291787
Mon. - Sat. 7am - 10pm;Sun. 8am - 10pm
Neighborhoods: Central LA, Los Feliz
What a Joke – Every cliche in the book on a "geniune coffee shop" exists in this place. The "hipster" college student behind the counter using meaningless banter and ill attempt quips on your knowledge of coffee to make her feel a bit better about making minimum wage and lack of self worth. I can just picture her looking in the mirror every morning and saying "I'm good enough, I'm smart enough, and gosh darn it people like me."
The walls are covered with really bad art but at least the price matches the quality. The furniture is raggedy and dirty. I felt like I needed a shower after we left. Actually the shop itself looks under construction.
Never tried the coffee. I have enough self respect to walk out if someone is being rude. I actually thought the whole coffee shop was one big gimmick.
The only gratification I took away from the experience was the knowledge that I will never have to listen to hipster girl rape my ear hole about the 6 different ways to make one cup of coffee.
Awful and the worst staff in LA – The guy at the cafe, I guess it was the same guy who has gotten the bad reviews below, by the way, was such a r***st. When I went to the cafe last time, the guy was friendly talking to a caucasian women customer, and turned to me, he showed a very disappointed face and sighed deeply. I couldn't know why, so I didn't mind and ordered coffee. Then, he whispered by himself, "where do you come from" while looking at and typing the checkout counter. I am neither a caucasian nor an American, but did it matter? I didn't say anything to him because I am a woman and didn't want to argue with a tough guy. I felt awful all day long because I've never had the experience since I came the U.S. I was so sad. Btw, when I went there at the time before last, I ordered panini for lunch. He said that it was all run out, but now I doubt if he hid the panini.
Complete disregard and indecent staff!!! – We walked into this cafe today, thinking that we would all enjoy a great cup of coffee. Instead, we were not greeted and when we attempted to order, the man who said he was the manager continued to play his video game on his PSP without ever looking at us or helping us. When I told him how rude I thought he was, he said, "ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh, I apologize." I'm equally sorry that anyone would frequent such an establishment despite such disrespect.
WORST SERVICE IN TOWN – THE SERVICE WAS ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE! The employees at this coffee shop make coffee for close to minimum wage and yet they act like they're too good to smile or even greet you nicely.
The bald, fat, caucasian barista who works on Sunday nights had the worst attitude I have ever come across in a coffee shop. I asked him to recycle a bottle I had purchased earlier and he acted like it was too much to ask! How lazy can you get? Really!
And then I asked for a dinner panini and he gave me the same attitude and it was clear his lazy personality couldn't handle making a single sandwich. My god! How lazy can you get?! And then when I asked him how soon the sandwich could be made, he said "...Well I'm going to make it when I make it and it'll be done when it's done."
When I got up later to cancel my order because I was so angry, he seriously glared at me and stared me down. Disgusting...absolutely disgusting. I will never go back again.
Cranky Curmudgeon Proprietor, cool place to get work done – if you don't mind the cranky proprietor (like your dad in a bad mood, get what you want then get out of his face), it's not a bad place. Mellow atmosphere, a crowded virtually all day and the most worn out couches you've ever attempted to rest your derriere upon. The panini are quite good. It's a good place to get work done on your laptop, not too many distractions like a St*rbucks and the like
But the man is just so cranky. proficient, but cranky.
Very crowded – I've been here twice. The first time was on a Sunday and we were lucky enough to find a table. The second time, I left after getting my coffee since there was no space for me to sit down and work. The place has a small up-stair with larger tables if you come with a group. There is wireless here but you have to make a purchase and to get password that is good for 2 hours. Overall, this was a cool place but there are definitely places that are less crowded with free wireless.
Best Ceasar Salad I've ever had – I went to study. I really liked the atmosphere, parking wasn't a hastle. I liked the upstairs desk. The salad I got was incredible.Hours are good to hangout/study late. I unfortunately studied for a little bit since I just had to go get Pinkberry down the street. If I lived in the area I would definitely prefer it over Starbucks or Coffee Bean.
THE BEST eastside coffeehouse – I only wish that for every Coffee Bean, Pete's, and Starbucks there was a Psychobabble. The coffee is so good, the tea selections are enormous and amazing, and they have the best cheesecake EVER. They're open until 2 am, and very appreciative of local artists- not only do they display art for sale (a virtual modern museum gallery in itself), but also host open mic nights and have free wi-fi. Sit and meet new people or just watch them play chess on the patio, or bring a book, but don't epect to read it- the people watching is just so much better. :-)
That timeless "funky coffe house" vibe never fails – If you're used to the instant gratification and sterily uniformity of your next-door Starbucks - this might not be your cup of Joe. The furniture is mismatched and disheveled, the waits for a simple cafe au lait are often unjustifiable, and more often than not there isn't a seat to be found. But if your patience endures and you do manage to land a couch cusion, you can be sure to enjoy a nice bohemian session of everything you'd expect from the neighborhood coffee shop. Enjoy a book, write a paper on your laptop. or just sink back and watch funky Los Feliz passerby's do their thing outside the window.
For Those Tired Of Corporate Nonsense – Psychobabble is the kind of coffehouse near and dear to my heart. It's small, no furniture matches, the waitstaff aren't sickeningly helpful, and the whole atmosphere puts you back in the mindset of the broke student you once were. The food is good, the coffee is excellent and you are allowed to hang out for hours should you desire. Internet concessions have been made, but I must admit it just feels wrong. Playing chess, writing, chatting with friends and drinking coffee into the night feels right, and is encouraged. Definately a "make your own fun" type of place, but one of my favorites.
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