We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cafe Intelligentsia

Neighborhood:
Venice
Coffee Shop
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Neighborhoods
Neighborhoods
Get directions
1331 Abbot Kinney Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90291
310.399.1233
Website
Add hours for Cafe Intelligentsia and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 37 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 17
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good coffee

I tasted coffee with soya milk and it was good. The atmosphere in that place is nice. Good people and you can relax drinking your cup of coffee.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
Silvano D
Add Photo Write a Review

37 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I tasted coffee with soya milk and it was good. The atmosphere in that place is nice. Good people and you can relax drinking your cup of coffee.

Was this review helpful? Yes
West Hollywood, California
Top Contributor
249 reviews 249 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Money well spent! Time well spent in the line, too! I love this place and so does everyone else! They have other locations, too! This place is always slammed but those that love good coffee come here, take it to go and enjoy it in your car or just anywhere but here!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Solana Beach, California, United States
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

They take their coffee seriously, And it's so good, I had to take some (beans) home. Minimalist decor - but a lot of smiling faces. Especially after tasting the coffee. The assorted pastries looked amazing, but why dilute the flavor of the great coffee... Did I say I like the coffee?

Was this review helpful? Yes
Calgary, Canada
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We went to the cafe on Abbot Kinney. Seriously the coffee is to die for! There is often a long line, but it's worth it.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Perth, Australia
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Where can you enjoy real coffee in the US? Only at Intelligentsia. The queue is long but worth the wait. The building is sparse and the seating could be improved but need their coffee. Stella

Was this review helpful? Yes
Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

If you're a serious coffee drinker, you can't miss Itenlligentsia. Located in the heart of Abbot Kinney (hands down the best part of Venice beach) this is the best coffee. The minute you walk in you can tell they take their coffee very seriously. I live about 25 miles away so I don't get out to Venice beach too often.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

I met my college friend at this place for a coffee. It was recommended by him. . I liked the store, very hip and nice modern architecture. Coffee was OK.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

I stood for 10 bemused minutes in a club-like queue in the entrance, waiting to enter to order a... coffee. After seeing how slow and uninspired the barista was stumbling through his orders I left and went down the road. What a dysfunctional cafe.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

My brother said "This is the second best coffee shop in LA"...so, of course, I'm game to try it. Parking is horrendous and nearly impossible on a Saturday. There was a decent line and crowd in the place, which I really don't mind if I'm about to drink a great cup of coffee. The bathroom in there is absolutely vile,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Newcastle, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
270 reviews 270 reviews
263 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We waited in line for 15 minutes on a cool December Sunday. I absolutely love the layout of this coffee bar. There are really cool seats outside - almost big blocks of smooth wood stacked casually on top of each other, creating some multi-tiered seating for coffee sippers. Inside is cool too, it looks like a mad scientist's coffee labratory!... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Cafe Intelligentsia also viewed

 

Been to Cafe Intelligentsia? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1331 Abbot Kinney Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90291
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Venice
  • Neighborhood: Venice
  • Phone Number: 310.399.1233

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Cafe Intelligentsia staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Venice

Neighborhood Profile
Venice
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.
Explore this neighborhood