Top 5 Spots for Free Wi-Fi in Brentwood

For those who like to be out and about, and need Internet access, there are plenty of options in Brentwood.

Cafes are not just for writers. Plenty of people work independently these days—consultants, entrepreneurs, telecommuters students—and need a place to go to get work done, take meetings or just be out of the house.

Here's a rundown of the best places to find free Wi-Fi in Brentwood.

All of these have indoor and outdoor seating, as well as work fuel (aka food and drink). Starbucks, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf and Peet's Coffee & Tea have a variety of hot and cold drinks, as well as bottled juice and water, pastries, prepared salads, sandwiches and snacks. Coral Tree Cafe and Literati Cafe have all that, plus full healthy and organic menus.

Most have meters or parking lots (details below). However, if you live nearby, and it's a sunny SoCal day, why not take a walk to your favorite cafe. It's fabulous exercise, a great way to give yourself a break ... and you can spend that parking money on an extra cup of java or a tip for your favorite barista.

Just grab your laptop and you're good to go!

1. Starbucks: Free, unlimited Wi-Fi. Open your Web browser and click "connect."

There are three Brentwood locations:

Brentwood: 11707 San Vicente Blvd., 310-207-4202
Monday through Friday: 5 a.m.–11 p.m.
Saturday: 5:30 a.m.–11 p.m.
Sunday: 6 a.m.–11 p.m.
Parking: Meters and neighborhood street parking

Brentwood Village Court: 11700 Barrington Court, 310-472-7119
Monday through Friday: 4:45 a.m.–8:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 5:15 a.m.–8:30 p.m.
Parking: Meters in the lot next to Starbucks. You can also get validated parking in the Brentwood Village lot for two hours during the day. It's a flat rate in the evening.

At 26th Street: 13050 San Vicente Blvd., Suite #111, 310-395-8212
Monday through Friday: 5 a.m.–7:30 p.m.
Saturday: 5:30 a.m.–7:30 p.m.
Sunday: 6 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
Parking: Meters and neighborhood street parking. There is also 30 minutes validated parking in the structure under Starbucks.

My Favorite Treat: vanilla latte and a slice of lemon cake
My Favorite Spot: Indoors

2. The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf: Free Wi-Fi for two hours. Then you get a mandatory 15-minute break before you can log on again. Open your Web browser and enter the five-digit Wi-Fi code located in the lower left corner of the TV screen in the "customer lounge."

11698 San Vicente Blvd., 310-442-1019
Sunday through Thursday: 5:30 a.m.-11 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 5:30 a.m.-12 a.m.
Parking: Meters and neighborhood street parking. Plus, 30 minutes validated in the parking lot through the alley.

My Favorite Treat: iced coffee and a chocolate mini-muffin
My Favorite Spot: Outside at one of the tables against the window

3. Peet's Coffee & Tea: One-hour complimentary Wi-Fi with any purchase. Obtain your access code from the cashier, enter on the login page of your Web browser, and click connect. (You will not be prompted when the hour ends.)

11750 San Vicente Blvd., 310-979-7892
Daily: 5 a.m.-10 p.m.
Parking: Meters and neighborhood street parking.

My Favorite Treat: mocha freddo
My Favorite Spot: Indoors

4. Coral Tree Cafe: Free Wi-Fi, turned off during peak hours (usually during lunchtime)

11645 San Vicente Blvd., 310-979-8733
Daily: 7 a.m.-11 p.m (kitchen closes at 10:30 p.m.)
Parking: Meters and neighborhood street parking. Valet $2.50 for two hours with validation.

My Favorite Treat: Iced tea and orchard salad
My Favorite Spot: Outdoors

5. Literati Cafe: Free Wi-Fi, turned off during peak hours (No W-Fi- on weekends and during the week from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.).

12081 Wilshire Blvd., 310-231-7484
Monday through Friday: 7 a.m.-11 p.m.
Weekends: 8 a.m.-11 p.m.
Parking: Meters and neighborhood street parking. Valet $2.75 for two hours.

My Favorite Treat: Hot chocolate and cinnamon french toast
My Favorite Spot: Indoors

Jay Handal January 19, 2011 at 09:09 PM
San Gennaro cafe on barrington place offers free wifi and great food
Debra Eckerling January 20, 2011 at 12:49 AM
Thanks, Jay, that's good to know. I will have to check it out!


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