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Sidewalk Cafe

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, , Cafe
1401 Ocean Front Walk, Los Angeles, CA 90291-3605
+1 310-399-5547
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good49%
  • Average21%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Bar, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
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1401 Ocean Front Walk, Los Angeles, CA 90291-3605
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is really the one breakfast option right on Venice Beach. Went there on MLK Day with family for breakfast. Great food and great people watching. Would definitely go back again.

Thank WorldTraveler1976
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't get here often enough...like once every 7 or 8 years and always love just watching the world go by on Venice boardwalk. Got TV's for sports and great food . Had a huge breakfast. Then waddled out and pretty much destroyed all out plans...More

Thank Jonathan R
Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

The sidewalk café never seems to fail with good food, good service and a view of all of the craziness that the Venice Beach culture has to offer. The café sits on the beach which overlooks a lot of unusual color including the gentleman that...More

Thank wetsuitdrymartini
Reviewed 24 November 2017

This cafe is right on Venice Beach Boardwalk. We had pizza for lunch which was very good and also breakfast, equally as good. Unfortunately, you your view is overpowered by the homeless although I must admit the Boardwalk Pianist was exceptional. Better choice than Larry's...More

Thank BPutt
Reviewed 20 November 2017

A great place to meet, have that pause for a snack, food och drinks. You are in the middle of the fantastic and crazy Venice boardwalk. Generous servings and what you expect from a beach restaurant. Nothing to die for but great food and drinks...More

Thank Peter T
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

I arrived to late to eat but what an excellent and welcoming bar. Coffee Stout beer was to die for. Music just great, funky and uplifting. And a lovely atmosphere too. Would go time and time again

Thank Roving_Bill
Reviewed 11 November 2017

Sat here to eat mainly because of the location and because they had free Wi-Fi. The food was good and the prices were reasonable. The staff was nice but a bit slow because the place was packed!

Thank Gloria M
Reviewed 8 November 2017

If you need place to eat in Venice Beach, come here. It does not look like much from the sidewalk, but the service and food are great and the prices are reasonable.

Thank Jussi P
Reviewed 4 November 2017

Good service, but nothing special about the food. It is the location on the Beach Boardwalk that is the best thing with this place. If it was located in somewhere else, it would hardly succeed.

Thank LizaStockholm
Reviewed 30 October 2017

I stop in here every once in a while. I always enjoy it. It's a great place to people watch. I also enjoy heading in the bar to escape the sun for a bit. Good happy hour specials!

Thank Todderup
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
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$ 30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1401 Ocean Front Walk, Los Angeles, CA 90291-3605
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Venice
  • Neighbourhood: Venice
  • Phone Number: +1 310-399-5547
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