If you’re in Santa Monica and want to get some work done in a surprisingly accommodating space, head to the Krispy Kreme. The ambiance is intentionally designed to evoke a bygone era (think later seasons Mad Men) but not in a particularly classy or thoughtful way. The tile on the walls and the yellow/greenish color scheme has a very clinical feel to it.
What it lacks in style, though, it more than makes up in other areas for laptop slaves like me — ample seating with access to power outlets, free wifi, and, of course, a wide selection of freshly baked Krispy Kreme doughnuts — an uncommon sight in the L.A. area (and one that is largely unappreciated by the lifelong residents of surrounding Santa Monica). This location also has a Coffee Bean counter offering most (if not all) of the Coffee Bean drink menu.
Delicious doughnuts + Good caffeinated beverages + laptop-friendly seating = A decent place to kill some time and get some work done.
Krispy Kreme Santa Monica
1231 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90403