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Celebrating almost two full months in existence, LAist's "The Coffee Buzz" continues its exploration of Los Angeles neighborhoods and the people who populate it as colored by the coffee they drink.

Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf #8
1500 Westwood Boulevard, Westwood
Hours: Monday - Sunday 6:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Just south of Wilshire Boulevard and the University of California at Los Angeles, the Westwood Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf could be dubbed the collegiate all-nighter coffee haunt as it is open the most amount of hours over the course of the week out of all the locales in the greater LA area.

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Here, you can stop by anytime of the day to find students reading books, typing on laptops, talking on cell phones, highlighting textbooks and drinking cup after cup after cup of java. There's an energy, a buzz, a neverending level of excitement (or panic) wafting through this establishment — which quickly dissipates as the summer months arrive; leaving this location for down-in-the-dumps summer school attendees and the locals who live in the hills.

But really, when there's tests to study for and high-watermark grades to acquire...aren't there much worthwhile things worth talking about?

#1: She so wants you, dude.

#2: Do you think? I'm not sure.

#1: Did you see the way she touched your backpack strap?

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#2: Did she touch my backpack strap?

#1: You are clueless. That's why you get no action. I told you, you should have joined a frat.

#2: She touched my backpack strap? Really?

#1: Uh huh.

#2: Man, I am clueless.

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For professionals looking for some coffee and conversations that concern themselves with sexual conquest, solving equations, psychology's affect on the human mind, societal contributions and how they've changed over the decades, credit card debt, last night's beer blowout, locking friends in industrial-sized freezers and whether or not the Universe is infinite — this is the place for you.

For others just seeking coffee to go, there are places close by (Santa Monica and the 405 or Gayley in Westwood) that may be a better choice.

As always, LAist just wants you to get that buzz...and we will continue to do what we do in order to make that a reality.