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Cafe Intelligentsia

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1331 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90291-3739
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
All 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
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Knowing Intelligentsia Coffee from Chicago, as the superior alternative for fragrance of fresh roasted Coffee, it is a great experience to find the best coffee from the Midwest paired with the super cool look of the interior design on Abbot Kinney

Thank Chris S
Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great coffee and well brewed tea. Such a relief after so many dreadful coffees and teas over the previous days. Seating unconventional but OK for a short length of time. Warning - I probably wouldn't bring kids here - the music was adult only (confronting language).

Thank linbinpin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped for a coffee and pastries as we walked along Abbot Kinney - great place, good coffee if not too huge and delicious pastries. I felt left out though. I didn't have my air Mac with me - dont bring in a PC - that would be so non-PC - only apple territory. I couldn't think that all these... More 

Thank PeanutWellington
Munich, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It us an other designed internet cafe. If you have no screen in front of you than you are outdated. Of course is Wifi free :-)

Thank NiHaoTom
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20 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

i went into intelligentsia coffee on Abbott kinney and the guy helping me was super nice and cool. i asked for a macchiato but asked, can i have extra the foam/milk? i know you have strong coffee and i would like a bit more milk....not as much as a cappuccino but more than a macchiato .... and how is that... More 

Thank Jeffrey P
New York City, New York
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74 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stopped in here today to get caffeinated after a very early flight from NYC. The place has a very industrial, skater vibe- very Venice, very cool. The menu is not large but covers all the basics for a cafe, plus a few unique tea options. I ordered a latte with almond milk and it was perfect. It was just... More 

Thank minx1290
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

Lovely place .. Lovely atmosphere.. Nice speciality coffee.. Recommended to visit when your beside Venice beach.

Thank Mohammed Altami... T
Havelock North, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

Great coffee. First time here as biked there from Santa Monica with family as a friend told us we should shop in Abbot Kinney and have coffee at Intelligentsia. Was not disappointed and staff were great even though I totally missed service area and went straight to pick up as was taking in the design of the place.

Thank bart_thompson
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

Nice and strong cap - they also have soya milk. Really chilled atmosphere. Friendly staff. We were a bit jet lagged but felt better after the visit.

Thank Awareness2
Turku, Finland
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Perfect coffee and cool atmosphere. Great selection of coffee beans on sale. I was tasting Brazilian brew and my partner ice latte they were both perfectly made. Unfortunately free wifi keeps people seated :( at their home offices?

Thank Traveller_mj12

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1331 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90291-3739
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Venice
  • Neighborhood: Venice
  • Phone Number: 310.399.1233

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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 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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