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Paper or Plastik Cafe

Map & Directions 5772 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90019
  • Coffeehouse
  • Daily 7am-10pm
  • All Major Credit Cards, cash
  • Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair accessible
  • No Alcohol
  • Reservations Not Accepted
  • Street Parking


LA Weekly's Description

Oddly enough, people don't flock to Paper or Plastik Cafe on Pico Boulevard for the coffee. Yes, there are pour-over bars and a fine-looking Synesso machine that pumps Intelligentsia roasts through its veins, but the perpetually packed loft-like space fills up with oglers even before the coffee and tea crowd can find a place to sit. That's due in no small part to the design of the place, which has a sort of airy chic vibe with mismatched chairs and tall warehouse windows. But you'll also find lots of eye candy emerging from the MiMoDa dance studio next door, which was the original venture of owners Yasha and Anya Michelson. Patrons love to snap up the fresh baked goods from nearby La Maison Du Pain or stick around long enough for an early evening craft beer. Just be sure to save your seat if you get up; the competition is fierce.

Member Reviews

  • claire85 wrote a review for Paper or Plastik Cafe
    on 10/06/10

    Groovy little coffee shop on an unassuming corner of Pico east of Fairfax. Exposed brick, wood and metal fixtures, with two stories plus outdoor seating and a lot people typing away on laptops while sipping Intelligentsia coffee. Other local foodstuffs like T Salon teas and Cake Monkey bakery items are also represented. And there's a piano upstairs, along with a funky little... More >>

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  • Jeff S. on 05/30/11

    My new favorite work coffee shop. Great vibe, the serve Intelli coffee, and they've got the wi-fis. What more can you ask?

  • KCRW on 05/11/12

    Support KCRW by using your Fringe Benefits card on delicious pastries, pie, sandwiches, coffee and tea!

  • Cupcakes and Cashmere on 08/28/11

    Strongest/best iced coffee in town.

  • Damien N. on 09/11/10

    The architecture and urban interior design of this place alone warrants a stop by for their equally incredible coffee and desserts

  • PRO-Keds on 04/25/11

    This place is what I consider a gem...unique and incredible. Besides the great food and coffee they serve, this place is beautifully designed.

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