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Cafe Intelligentsia

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1331 Abbot Kinney Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90291
310.399.1233
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6:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Seating, Takeout

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  • 24
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 7
    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
Excellent

The coffee is worth going out of my way when I am in town. The roast is excellent, the baristas are technically superior and the advice/knowledge is superb. The one thing holding this place back from 5 stars is the customer service. I get it, these team members grind it out (pun intended) and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 6, 2015
JoeTD
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Chantilly, Virginia
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114 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved my almond milk latte and the vibe in here. Would definitely come back to hang out and recommend to Melbourne friends (high coffee standards)

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Thank Rhrogers1
London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

...along with a top-class latte, hip industrial-chic decor, and a great vibe with 90s hip-hop rolling in the background. Great for a pit stop whilst shopping in the area, but if you love your indie coffee, worth a trip especially. ...Don't forget to grab a gluten-free cookie from the fridge before you get to the register! ;)

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Thank Ryan1victor
Lake Tahoe (California), California
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Great atmosphere and layout. Thoughtful decor and YUMMY coffee! We sat in the front garden area with the kiddos.

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Thank GoFreebirdBaby
Chantilly, Virginia
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73 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

The coffee is worth going out of my way when I am in town. The roast is excellent, the baristas are technically superior and the advice/knowledge is superb. The one thing holding this place back from 5 stars is the customer service. I get it, these team members grind it out (pun intended) and deal with some pretty intensely pretentious... More 

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Thank JoeTD
Cincinnati, Ohio
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73 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I popped in here for some morning coffee in Venice. The good: the coffee was awesome. I had my usual Americano and my wife had an Angeleno, an iced coffee drink. We asked for our orders "here" in the coffee shop but after a second changed our minds. We called out to the gentleman who took out... More 

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Thank Matt B
Melbourne, Australia
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242 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

The first time I tried to get a coffee at Intelligentsia, the line was well out the door (forget it), but this time round, I got in early (0730am), and was able to order and enjoy my latte without waiting eternity or feeling rushed. The cafe had a wonderful relaxed vibe and the aroma or fresh coffee was amazing... my... More 

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Thank RPKE
Melbourne
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158 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

We called in for coffee which was top draw and made and served like in Italy.It was very busy with coffee lovers and clearly a hot spot.We cancelled a serve of Chocolate Brownie as the glass cabinet had a fly in it bouncing from pastry to pastry - not a good look.I told the staff about it and they shooed... More 

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Thank Christopher R
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

Top spot with a humming atmosphere.Coffee served as it should be . Well worth the wait. Free wi fi and no hassle sort of place,relaxed.

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Thank Phillip R
Los Angeles, California
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Intelligentsia's barristas are amazing! They are world renowned and each cup is perfection. In addition to excellent coffee beverages, Intelligentsia has the most amazing hot chocolates and mochas made with Askinoise Chocolate.

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Thank sparklegem
Sitges, Spain
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383 reviews
283 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 243 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We live in Spain where coffee is only served as an espresso base. It pleases me that over the last few years more and more coffee shops are opening that take the time to brew a really decent espresso coffee. This is one of the best I've had outside of San Jose. I went with Black Cat Classic Latte. With... More 

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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: Cafe
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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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

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.
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