The Hedgehog, Echo Park

2201 W Sunset Blvd · Los Angeles, CA 90026 · Neighborhood: Echo Park

Since quietly opening in early 2012, this sunny little coffee shop is where Silver Lake local’s go to sip some tasty java and do some serious work on their screenplay writing. The homey café features a few small tables which are perfect for propping up your computer on and jamming out on their free wifi. Formerly known as “The Coffee Pot”, new owner Erin West is down-to-earth and friendly – just the way you want your local coffee shop owner to be.

The cappuccino I had was perfectly foamy and made very well. They offer more than a few salads and pastries and although they don’t call themselves a “vegan” café, there are quite a few gluten free, organic, veggie options on the menu.

If you’re looking for quiet, this this definitely the place. I met someone for coffee here and although the place was moderately packed, we were the ONLY ones having a conversation. If you want a location with more boisterous activity and more of a “scene”, there’s always Intelligentsia just up Sunset at the Junction. However if you need a little more Zen in your life, Hedgehog is your place.

BYB Tip: This place gets great morning sunlight! In other words, don’t be afraid of getting a little tan while you work.

Special shout out to Dawn Asher for the heads up on this super cute place!

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