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Cafe Intelligentsia

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1331 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90291-3739
+1 310-399-1233
06:00 - 20:00
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Sun 07:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 06:00 - 20:00
Fri 06:00 - 22:00
Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The coffee was well made and tasty. The matcha latte wasnt good at all. Service was friendly. Bring some time because the place was busy in the afternoon. The crowd was mostly looking at their phone and macbooks instead of talking to each other.

Thank Maximilian K
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74 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place on Abbot Kinney is a gem. A tip from a local, we were not disappointed. The tea was very good and the cortado was like it should be! Would go back daily!

Thank Abdel I
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I come all the way from New Zealand to find a coffee bar like this so similar to my fav ones back home. They have 3 espresso machines and offer various beans for V60 and chemex filter and espresso. Such good vibes and aesthetic.

Thank Jassher C
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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79 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

trendy, sophisticated and with a perfect coffee and delicious croissants. going to Venice it is a must go

Thank Carlos C
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168 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Went here for a breakfast coffee, and both the macchiato and flat white were excellent as were the churro croissants. Unfortunately some of the staff seem to be under the impression that baristas are some kind of demigod and they are doing you a big favour by deigning to serve you! The staff who actually clear tables were fine but... More 

Thank milktray
Portland, Oregon
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

My husband likes to try the pour overs here. I do like their tea. Could be more comfy though for sure.

Thank Carmelapplepie
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148 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

We have been to Intelligentsia in Chicago and New York, hoped that LA would live up to the high standards... And they did not disappoint. Coffee and hot chocolate was amazing. Our daily coffee stop every morning we were in Marina del Ray!

Thank Andinjon
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 February 2017

A super place to hang out and enjoy a great cup of coffee and purchase some coffee beans to take home. Love the space and the location.

Thank Nancie L
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

We were looking for good coffee in Los Angeles and found it here. Its on a very funky street called Abbot Kinney Road which has interesting shops and very cool restaurants, loved this part of Venice Beach. Very hipster.

Thank Brigitte S
Manhattan Beach, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I love this place. First, it's on Abbot Kinney, a wonderful place to stroll in Venice. Second, the coffee is the best brew around. Whether you're getting a fresh brewed, gently poured cafe or an expresso drink, they're are made with great beans, care, and beauty. The people working there will also help you pick out the best brew for... More 

Thank klm1207

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, American
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Open Hours
07:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1331 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90291-3739
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Venice
  • Neighbourhood: Venice
  • Phone Number: +1 310-399-1233

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Venice

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Venice has always danced to its own beat as the epicenter of bohemian culture in Los Angeles. Along the boardwalk there are street performers and local craftsmen selling their wares. Original paintings, souvenirs, and jewelry are on display. Crowds of visitors marvel at the sites while weightlifting enthusiasts pump iron in plain view, and skateboarders do their tricks around the skate park. All of it happens under the warm California sun with sprawling views of sand and sea. Heading east, the main drags of Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Main Street are lined with boutique shops, some major retail stores, art galleries and restaurants. Here the ambiance is more relaxed and upscale than the frenetic boardwalk area. Venice is a mostly walkable (and certainly bikeable) neighborhood, full of areas to explore.
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