TOM’s Flagship Store & Coffee Shop
As a broke college student, living on campus on the weekends were rough. When my friend and I needed to escape the stressful school environment, we would hit up Abbot Kinney. If you’re looking for a cool place to unwind, and want a change of scenery, TOM’s Flagship Store is the place to go. Located about 10 minutes away from Loyola Marymount on Abbot Kinney, TOM’S Flagship Store is a super chill spot to grab coffee (or if you’re like me, tea), study, and even shop. There is something for everyone in this surprisingly large coffee shop. They sell cold pressed juices by the company Juice Served Here, Organic Tea and Coffee brewed by the TOM’s brand, as well as a large selection of shoes, sunglasses, and handbags by the brand. The employees here are very friendly and said they would love to see more Loyola Marymount Students come in. As I sat in the coffee shop, I heard music from the likes of Major Lazer, The Beatles, Alabama Shakes, Arctic Monkeys and many other bands that had me constantly re-opening my Shazam app. The tunes in this hidden gem are pretty appealing to someone with an eclectic ear, much like myself. The rustic decor allows for a very cozy environment, making you feel as if you were vibing out in your own living room. Though parking is minimal, I highly suggest you take the time to check out TOM’s Flagship store one weekend. And if you’re up to do a little discovering, Venice is definitely a nice place to walk around once you finish up your tasks!