Best Place for Parents to Grab a Cappuccino - 2011
Yes, it can be difficult to find kid-friendly joints that are also adult-friendly, but The COOP in Studio City has both groups covered. While the kiddos rock out on a lighted disco floor or swim through an orange-and-yellow plastic ball pit, moms and dads can sip a latte or cappuccino in an adjoining café at this mod-inspired play space on Ventura Boulevard. Founded in 2008 by two high heel–loving moms who didn't want to abandon completely the leisurely life for the sandbox, the COOP gives parents a safe place to let their children play while they take a tasty break. And don't forget about the WiFi — parents can bring their laptops and do a little work. The open floor plan allows kids to check out many of their playtime options at first glance, and there's even an outdoor garden, where families can just relax and enjoy the sun. 11118 Ventura Blvd., Studio City. (818) 760-9613, thecoop-la.com.