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Top cafe recommendations from locals

Italian Restaurant
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“I highly recommend their pizzas and pastas! Afterwards, take a look at macaroon heaven! ”
  • 233 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
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“Favorite plant-based restaurant on the coast. This place has mouth-watering dishes that are 100% vegan, but you wouldn't be able to tell. ”
  • 258 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Perhaps the place where craft coffee really took off in Los Angeles back in 2007, this Silver Lake coffee bar still has excellent coffee brewed by the cup or via espresso. And that patio is the perfect snapshot of Eastside culture. ”
  • 318 locals recommend
Café
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“This is our favorite breakfast and brunch spot in Venice. Gjusta offers baked goods, breakfast bowls, deli sandwiches (with house cured gravlax), amazing salads and veggies and pizza. It looks very basic from the outside, but inside it's got a very industrial trendy vibe with lots of trendy clientele. Plus, it's not expensive. Tip, get there early to have a baklava croissant - they sell out by 11am most days. Beet gravlax is also one of our favorites.”
  • 227 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“ A great place to have a coffee and relax or bring your laptop to do some work. ”
  • 203 locals recommend
Museum
“Excellent contemporary small art museum. Hosts concerts and has a very nice cafe. Nearby you can also visit the Fowler Art Gallery at UCLA. The Fowler shows indigenous art and has excellent performances.”
  • 122 locals recommend
Café
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“A must visit place for breakfast, or coffee, or dessert. Not only they offer fresh food, taste desserts, and awesome coffee, it is a MUST people watching place to hangout. Don't miss it! ”
  • 182 locals recommend
Café
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“Housed in two historic bungalows, this cottage-like café serves large plates of gourmet American classics—with breakfast items served until 5pm, salads, skillet-roasted chicken, hot paninis and more—loved by locals. Brunch is one of the most popular times to see and be seen here, especially out on that killer patio, so be sure to grab Alcove’s very own chocolate bars and some baked goods from the pastry window while you wait for a seat. The adjacent Big Bar offers hand-crafted cocktails, craft beers and fine wines alongside reinvented bar food, not to mention some of the most fun themed beverage menus in town.”
  • 216 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“If you are a foodie you must dine here. It's an amazing experience, whether youre celebrating an anniversary or just enjoying a night out.”
  • 161 locals recommend
Seasonal, globally-inspired fare in an iconic, all-day spot
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“Restaurant with a bar on Rose Ave. 17 minute walk towards the beach. Seating inside and outside.”
  • 180 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
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“A classic dive bar in Venice. Cash only, delicious burgers, sticky floors and live music Friday, Saturday & Sundays.”
  • 187 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“There can be long lines, but it's a huge favorite among locals and visitors. Excellent interesting food. ”
  • 176 locals recommend
Café
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“Great breakfast and lunch spot. Delicious baked goods, soups, salads and sandwiches.”
  • 155 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“If your planning on ordering their famous deep dish pizza call ahead because it takes 45 minutes to make. The bread pudding is also out of control good. Cozy, family style vibe. Gets busy most nights but worth the wait. ”
  • 150 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Great food any time of day, good coffee too. Service is friendly although slow when they're busy. ”
  • 167 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“The Griddle Cafe is a very popular spot for breakfast and their specialty is large, delicious pancakes. If going on the weekend, you likely will be waiting in line for a table at this hot spot.”
  • 124 locals recommend