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The Cow's End Cafe

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34 Washington Boulevard, Venice Beach, Los Angeles, CA 90292
13105741080
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6:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 6:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sun 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Coffee & Tea, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Cash Only, Delivery, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Television

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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Love Independent Coffee Shops

While I admit that I frequent Starbucks more often than not, I love it when I find a great, independent coffee shop. The Cow's End is awesome. The coffee and food are really excellent, the prices are less than Starbucks and the ambience is much better. Loved hanging out with the locals who you can... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
smclarty
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Florida
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  • Dining on a budget
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Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

While I admit that I frequent Starbucks more often than not, I love it when I find a great, independent coffee shop. The Cow's End is awesome. The coffee and food are really excellent, the prices are less than Starbucks and the ambience is much better. Loved hanging out with the locals who you can find outside this shop each... More 

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Chestertown, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

My brother and I stopped into the Cow's End to try some organic juices and were very impressed with the selection. The staff was also extremely helpful and friendly! We ordered shots of wheatgrass with apple and tried 2 different fruit and veggie juice smoothies. It was a very pleasant stop and everything tasted great!

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Cabarete, Dominican Republic
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

The sandwiches are absolutely awesome - you select what you want to have on your sandwich from a huge list of ingredients and in no time you have it. Ingredients were always top quality. Staff is very friendly and efficient (queuing up behind 20 people? still no long wait!) When I lived in Venice and Marina del Ray I went... More 

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

The sandwiches at this place are awesome! So many sandwiches, wraps and salads to choose from along with all day breakfast, juices and tea and coffee. All food under $9 before tax.

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

A popular place with locals and tourists makes this a great hangout. Lots of delicious choices for fruit/yogurt smoothies as well as healthy sandwiches, wraps etc with a great staff that gets it to you fast. Note- cash only (there is an ATM that charges $2.50 on premise).

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Yorkshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Really good coffee. It's no wonder this place is so popular. Be prepared to queue to be served at the counter. They have a loyalty card for a free coffee for regulars.

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Richmond upon Thames
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Really liked the food at this place - very healthy californian stylie - not so great for our two children, who left most of theirs as it had "funny stuff" in it, but I loved my hummous and kale wrap and my husband;s massive salad was pretty delicious too. We went early as we had correctly anticipated that it would... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This place has a nice upstairs studying/working area where there are different rooms full of outlets and free WiFi. It is located very near to Venice Pier. I recommend to order Smoked Salmon Panini, it was so delicious!

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The place to buy breakfast in Venice. Everything we testad was great and the service was exellent! Dont come to late because there will be a LOT of people!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We were visiting in the area and walked to the beach each morning. We saw the SBux first, but then saw the line out the door of the Cow's End. Nice to support local company and the variety and quality of coffee was very good. We visited all three mornings we were there. Started to feel part of the community.... More 

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Additional Information about The Cow's End Cafe

Address: 34 Washington Boulevard, Venice Beach, Los Angeles, CA 90292
Phone Number: 13105741080
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Venice
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 6:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 6:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 6:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 6:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: Delicatessen, Soups, Cafe

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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
Sunday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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