Back in December I asked about good coffee shops in Culver City that had free wifi. One of the comments was from
Matthew Rechs who suggested:
“The best coffee in Culver City is at Tanners, on the corner of Sepulveda and Lindblade, about 2 blocks South of Culver Blvd. They recently added Wifi, and it’s a super quiet and laid-back place. Not as close to the 10 as you probably want, but it’s reasonably indie and the coffee is outstanding.”
Today I was looking for a place to escape to for a few hours to crank out some work and decided to check it. Unfortunately I’m not having the same experience as Matthew. The coffee is damn good, and there’s free wifi however it’s not quite the quite laid-back place I was expecting. The stereo is blasting some rather painful 70’s crap rock which is only slightly less annoying than one of the customers who is alternating between whistling and singing along to each and every song. Luckily I brought my headphones and have iTunes loaded up with a zillion Bad Brains songs, unluckily I didn’t bring my own chair and folding table. It’s pretty packed, probably because of the aforementioned damn good coffee, but the only seats with access to power are facing windows which makes seeing your laptop screen pretty impossible, unless of course you are everyone else in the place which just creeps me out. At this point, my take is that this is a pretty good place to get coffee and then go somewhere else, not so hot for hanging out at.