This bohemian coffee shop is located in L.A.'s Franklin Village, a tiny line of restaurants and shops located on Franklin Ave. On the outside, it is camouflaged by the vine wrapped building, but on the inside it stands out from any other coffee shop. It has comfortable, well-worn chairs and couches lining the walls, giant tables on which to spread out computers and books, and a bar area where you can watch the barista prepare your coffee. The walls are painted bright colors, with art from floor to ceiling, big mirrors, and colored chandeliers to add to the ambiance. Once the coffee crowd leaves The Pig turns into a trendy lunch hangout, with a jukebox and a pool table in the back.
I recommend the Bourgeois Latte—a latte with chocolate and hazelnut served in a tall glass mug. Stop by The Pig after visiting the touristy Hollywood Blvd (Franklin is just a block North), or if you're a local it's worth sacrificing your usual trip to Starbucks to try this unique spot.
By AFAR Traveler
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