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The Cow's End Cafe

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34 Washington Boulevard, Venice Beach, Los Angeles, CA 90292
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6:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Mon - Thu 6:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sun 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Cash Only, Delivery, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Television

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  • Food
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  • Value
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    4.5 of 5 stars
Great sandwiches, limited seating.

Outstanding sandwiches. Deli style walk in ordering. Seating inside and out is limited due to the volume of people eating here!

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Jon T
Tenino, Washington
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Tenino, Washington
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Outstanding sandwiches. Deli style walk in ordering. Seating inside and out is limited due to the volume of people eating here!

Thank Jon T
Melbourne, Florida
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great little local place with some creative offerings and wonderful fresh juice! Warning: They are cash only, so make sure you've got some. :)

Thank KeriD
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

White latte - awesome! Hear muffins are amazing as well....service complaints? People be realistic! You don't come here for stellar service....but for stellar product. Deal with it and enjoy! Nice man on cash register was very cordial but he's also the guy who has to service the 4 people behind me and make my drink - cut him some slack

Thank IV15
Horsham, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great oatmeal and fruit breakfast at this Venice pier cafe . Always busy because food and drinks are good and priced right . Lovely place to pick up a snack and drink to go off on a walk with .

Thank tinacs2015
Aarhus, Denmark
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60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic cafe at Venice Beach, a place with a cool vibe and good feeling. Food quality is high for a place like this and prices are absolute at the right level. Can highly recommend The Cow's End.

Thank Kenneth B
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117 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place was stablished in 1988 and was thought by to owner to bring Venice people together no matter their social status…The place became quite popular and tourists began to visit it so that they could see the local “celebrities” of Venice. The food was tasty and the service was friendly, but nothing was really special about it. It is... More 

Thank Roberto K
Washington, Illinois
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My son and I stopped in on a recent Sunday and really enjoyed this little cafe. It has a great ambiance with the weathered wood of the old building. They serve really good gourmet sandwiches, smoothies and coffee.

Thank Kyleandrene
New Delhi, India
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85 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

I visited Venice beach this 25th. After a search of almost half an hour, I decided to try the Vegetarian Rustica Wrap at the Cow's End. For $8.50, I got a whole wheat wrap stuffed generously with black olives, avocado, almonds, bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, red onion, lettuce feta and cheddar cheese and couple of more ingredients. Really yummy, staff... More 

Thank Suchig06
New England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Feeling hot and tired from walking along the beach? Stop here for an amazing selection of smoothies. There's a bit of a wait as they make the smoothies, but then take your refreshment out to the pier and watch the surfers. Ah, relaxation!

Thank visitall50
NT Australia
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28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

This cafe was in easy walking distance of our small apartment just off South Venice Boulevard. We went in the late afternoon for coffee and a sandwich. Both were tasty, although the coffee was not strong. Not giving up we went back a few days later, mainly due to the great service and friendly staff, this time a double shot... More 

Thank Greenbunnie

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 34 Washington Boulevard, Venice Beach, Los Angeles, CA 90292
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Venice
  • Neighborhood: Venice
  • Phone Number: 13105741080

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Delicatessen, Soups, Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget
Open Hours
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:30 pm
6:00 am - 9:30 pm
6:00 am - 9:30 pm
6:00 am - 9:30 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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