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The Cow's End Cafe

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34 Washington Blvd, Venice Beach, Los Angeles, CA 90292-5124
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 6:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sun 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Nashville, Tennessee
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I only had the coffee here but I will say that every plate that came out of the window looked delicious! I got the double French coffee and it blows Starbucks away!!! Super friendly crew to boot!!!

Thank Ben S
Columbia, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The smoothies are very good. It does take a while to get your order, but I think it is worth it. It is also in a prime location especially if you are going to or coming from the beach.

Thank Launan49
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fresh, organic, home made smoothies to order. Very filling. You'll wait 5-10 min for your order but it will be worth it. Great way to start the day with a healthy choice. Purple cow (blueberry, raspberry, pomegranate) was really good.

Thank YorktownTraveler411
Calgary, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I only went for coffee. The staff were nice and efficient. The latte was perhaps marginally better than what you could get at Starbucks across the street, but nothing to write home about.

Thank king238
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great, fun, lively place. The staff are friendly, the food is great, and the location's convenient. Definitely go here.

Thank Gus B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Neighborhood coffee shop with lots dogs and family. Came at 8:30 am on a Saturday and there was quite the line but the food was worth it. Limited outdoor seating, there is additional seating in side but it was kind of stuffy.

Thank Michaela O
Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

Best coffee and egg & bacon bagel. Add a fresh orange juice to it and the day is made. Exactly what the girl needs in the morning. Very friendly service and we've meet the most amazing locals there. My new favourite coffee shop while staying at Venice beach. Great job. 👍

Thank letusenjoylife
Burnt Hills, New York
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

This is the place to be in Venice. Great staff, food, and atmosphere. Anytime of day it's the perfect place to hang out.

Thank Joe M
Marina del Rey, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

The Cow's End Cafe is really a coffee place, but they have good sandwiches and a super friendly staff. Their coffee is great (do not go to Starbucks down the street). The inside is not large and there is not a ton of seating, but you want to sit outside on the street (they have tables and chairs) anyway. All... More 

Thank Elizabeth L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

Very friendly staff and a great coffee. I visited several times while on holiday. Clientele all seem to be locals which gives it a nice feel. You can sit inside or out Great selection of fresh sandwiches.

Thank Drew2003

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Delicatessen, American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 Washington Blvd, Venice Beach, Los Angeles, CA 90292-5124
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Venice
  • Neighborhood: Venice
  • Phone Number: 13105741080

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • 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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