if you cannot bear to sit inside of a coffee shop on a beautiful afternoon, but have a bunch of work to do, you should check out dola on abbot kinney. offering a gardenlike courtyard setting, strewn with funky and oddly shaped chairs and tables, it is a perfect place to pretend to get work done while you surf the web on free wifi. also available for your distraction, is a news stand brimming over with every cool and hard-to-find magazine you could want to read. and last, but not least, many attractive and painfully hip venice locals strung out on caffeine and nicotine.
1423 1/2 abbot kinney blvd