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Laptop friendly cafe/restaurant/bar close to South Bay?

virgo411 | May 22, 2012 04:45 PM

I've perused the boards and searched Google for the entire work day searching for a place to eat/drink/work near the South Bay and have come up with nothing! Usually, when I need to work on after-work projects, I head over to Panera but 1) the one by me closes early, 2) I'm so tired of their menu offerings and 3) I need alcohol. :-P

I need to find a place with some good food and alcohol. Yami Teahouse in Lomita (near Torrance) has great Taiwanese food offerings but no booze. I'm thinking maybe Baleen's lobby lounge would work but I don't know if it's appropriate to linger there?

A place like Zinque in Venice would be great but it's just a tad too far for my Redondo Beach home base. I've never been to Zinque but based on Yelp reviews and other blog writeups it seems to have more than just coffee house pastries...and even better, it has wine at night!

Does anyone know of any other place that offers wine, food, outlets for your laptop and doesn't mind lingering? Looking for recs in the South Bay (as far north as El Segundo, as far south as Palos Verdes, as far east as Gardena).

NYC has so many of these places! I have to believe LA can at least offer 1 or 2?!

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