Corndog's Hollywood Haunt!
Sadly, the only decent cafe I know of in the L.A. area is the Bourgeois Pig in Hollywood. Happily, it is one of the best cafes that I know anywhere. Tasty coffee and funky surroundings. The occasional appearance of Dennis Woodruff and other such interesting folk. It could use just a touch more light in the front for those of us who want to read words on paper rather than an LCD screen, that is a quibble.
As an added bonus, the store attached to the Pig sells Mr. T soap-on-a-rope. Now that's cool.