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10 Best Coffee Shops in Venice, CA

Some of the best coffee shops in Los Angeles are in Venice. The cafés around this beach neighborhood have everything from world class croissants to just being wonderful places to kick back and read. Because Venice has so many amazing coffee shops, we decided to help you find the 10 best coffee shops in Venice.

1. Menotti’s Coffee Stop

Menotti's | 56 Windward Ave., Venice 90291

Menotti's is a coffee staple of Venice. It's just steps away from the Venice sign and the famous Venice Street Boardwalk. When you go to Menotti's you'll notice a stunningly designed place, vinyl playing in the background, and, most importantly, find some of the best coffee in town. Menotti's in located directly next to The Townhouse, the oldest bar in Venice that has been around since the Prohibition.

2. Gjusta

Gjusta | 320 Sunset Ave., Venice 90292

The sister stop to legendary Venice staple Gjelina is known to be a bakery with phenomenal food, but it also has wonderful coffee drinks. However, the bakery and food options are a true bonus when it comes to getting coffee here. You can grab a world class croissant, charcuterie, and more to make this the perfect midday break.

3. Flowerboy

Flowerboy | 824 Lincoln Blvd., Venice 90291

Flowerboy is a wonderful place to grab a coffee in Venice. Not only is it an immaculately designed place, but it also sells fresh flowers, home goods, and other stylish accessories.

4. TOMS

TOMS Flagship | 1344 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice 90291

TOMS, the shoe company, has an amazing café inside of its retail shop on Abbot Kinney. It has a wonderful community feel, frequent events, and every purchase helps give back. When you walk out to the backyard hangout behind the retail area, you'll find plenty of people working with their dogs relaxing nearby. As an added bonus, every bag of coffee that you purchase helps give one week of clean drinking water to someone in need.


5. Superba Food + Bread

Superba Food & Bread | 1900 S. Lincoln Blvd, Venice 90291

Superba is a wonderful eater on Lincoln Blvd. It has delicious egg dishes in the morning and transitions into a place that has delicious meals by night. Many people often come here to grab a quick coffee instead of full-fledged meals.


6. Deus Ex Machina

Deus Ex Machina | 1001 Venice Blvd., Venice 90291

Deus Ex Machina has quickly become a Venice institution. The bike/surfer coffee bar, which also sells stylish clothing, is located on the corner of Lincoln and Venice. It has turned into one of the most comfortable places to hang out in Venice where you can grab a flat while, a cool shirt, or just hang and enjoy the Venice lifestyle.

7. Groundwork

Groundwork | 671 Rose Ave. & 3 Westminster Ave., Venice 90291

Groundwork, which has become a local chain, was one of the very first organic coffee roasters in Southern California. The company was a true pioneer in sustainable, organic coffee before it was the standard thing to do. At all Groundwork locations you'll find a mix of great coffee and wonderful neighborhood vibes. We strongly recommended trying one of their affogato's!

8. Zinque Coffee and Wine Bar

Le Zinque | 600 Venice Blvd., Venice 90291

Zinque is a fantastic local spot that is a coffee bar during the day and transforms into a wine bar by night. You'll find free wifi, open-air seating, meticulous design, and lots of Venice locals hanging out. At Zinque, they brew delicous La Colombe coffee. Fortunately, since Zinque has French roots, you can pair your coffee with a tartine or French bread that is flown in two to three times per week from The Poilane Bakery in Paris.

9. Intelligentsia CoffeeBar

Intelligentsia | 1331 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice 90291

Most Venice locals will immediately tell you Intelligentsia if you ask them for a coffee recommendation. That's because this cafe has both amazing coffee and was beautifully designed by Ana Henton of LA-based MASS Architecture. When you come to Intelligentsia, you'll find uniquely knowledgeable baristas who perfectly steam milk or make delicious pour-overs. The only downside to Intelligentsia is that is sometimes has a bit of a line, which is in no way fast moving.

10. Blue Bottle Coffee

Blue Bottle Coffee | 1103 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice 90291

While not locally owned, Blue Bottle Coffee on Abbot Kinney is a great little spot... and we mean little. It's only 650-square feet and minimally designed. Beyond just the premium coffee, you'll find some equipment you can purchase to make your own yummy coffee at home.


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