They play jazz in the store, which is fitting if you ask me. I don’t know why coffee shops have gotten away from playing good ole jazz an ’40s standards. They also have live music according to their Facebook page, and the amps located in the back of the shop. The website apparently does not exist yet, but you can visit them here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Republic-of-Pie/345551595456393
Sometimes when you drive around the same old streets day after day, you tend to not notice things. This is especially true in Los Angeles when you rather than noticing new businesses opening up you are more intently focused on not getting into a car accident. So when my boyfriend was driving me to Burbank for some dinner and movie, I was intrigued to see something new in the NoHo Arts District.
The interior is very industrial, though homey and cute at the same time. Lots of comfy couches, free water, and free wifi without limits! No passwords on the wifi, no time-out.
Though this shop boasts plenty of pie, it seems that their biggest business is coffee, and as you can see, the baristas take a lot of pride in their coffee arts.
Perhaps the best part of Republic of Pie is window into the bakery. You can watch their chefs actually baking the pies. After watching for about an hour or so, these guys mean business and are very good at what they do. Everything is hand-made.
Republic of Pie is located at 11118 Magnolia Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601