As soon as I arrived in Southern California, I was immediately on the lookout for the best coffee in Venice Beach. I am pleased to say I loved Venice Beach’s super impressive selection. It seems those SoCal surfer-hipsters sure know how to make a quality brew. Try any of the options below and I guarantee you won’t be disappointed in your choice. 🙂
5 of the Best Coffee Shops in Venice Beach
1. Intelligentsia Coffee (Abbot Kinney)
If you could only choose one cup of coffee in Venice Beach, I’d steer you towards Intelligentsia. Not that they need the publicity, they’re already an Abbott Kenny staple. They’ve been here forever and it’s really more of an experience than anything. Intelligentsia is more of a snazzy coffee bar. They have a loft-style, open floorplan where you take a seat, and are waited on just like a cocktail bar. Talk about service. 🙂
2. Blue Bottle Coffee (Abbott Kinney)
Blue Bottle Coffee is a roaster originally out of San Francisco. They brew solid coffee, with a fan favorite being the New Orleans iced coffee. The interiors have a minimalistic feel, complete with natural wood counter tops and shelving.
3. Groundworks Coffee Co. (multiple locations)
Raise your hand if you’re a hipster! Fabulous, you’ll love it here. Groundworks exudes a hippier vibe than the others. You’ll want to keep ordering more just so you can enjoy the atmosphere longer.
There are multiple locations around Venice Beach, however I favored the one on Rose Avenue. This one’s larger, has a more laid-back feel, and comes complete with an indoor brick wall. Winning!
4. Menotti’s Coffee Shop (near the boardwalk)
I adored this quaint little coffee shop. Menotti’s is located near the boardwalk and has a welcoming, cozy atmosphere. Their coffee is amazing, and can create anything you can think of, including a Spanish latte.
5. TOMS Flagship Store (Abbot Kinney)
Are you familiar with the shoe brand, TOMS? You know the one. Where they donate part of the proceeds of every purchase towards helping someone in need. Their flagship store is located in Abbott Kinney where you’ll also find TOMS Roasting Co.
The interior is a super laid-back rustic atmosphere, where you can enjoy a cup of amazing coffee. On top of that, with every TOMS Roasting Co. purchase, TOMS will help provide safe water to a person in need. So enjoy some good coffee with a great cause.
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