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Top cafe recommendations from locals

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“An exquisite example of an ancient Roman villa, the building and the grounds are gorgeous with views out over the Pacific Ocean. It is filled with numerous ancient Greek and Roman pieces, as well as artwork from other eras. Seeing a Roman villa with the full-color frescos and stonework is a treat. Get a free timed ticket in advance on their website. Parking is paid.”
  • 325 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“I highly recommend their pizzas and pastas! Afterwards, take a look at macaroon heaven! ”
  • 233 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
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“Favorite plant-based restaurant on the coast. This place has mouth-watering dishes that are 100% vegan, but you wouldn't be able to tell. ”
  • 257 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Perhaps the place where craft coffee really took off in Los Angeles back in 2007, this Silver Lake coffee bar still has excellent coffee brewed by the cup or via espresso. And that patio is the perfect snapshot of Eastside culture. ”
  • 317 locals recommend
Café
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“Amazing breakfast, brunch and lunch food. It can get very busy and a bit pricey but it's absolutely worth it. A sister-restaurant to the ever popular Gjelina, this place is more casual, mainly outside seating and overall delicious. A must visit.”
  • 219 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“ A great place to have a coffee and relax or bring your laptop to do some work. ”
  • 203 locals recommend
Museum
“Excellent contemporary small art museum. Hosts concerts and has a very nice cafe. Nearby you can also visit the Fowler Art Gallery at UCLA. The Fowler shows indigenous art and has excellent performances.”
  • 121 locals recommend
Seasonal, globally-inspired fare in an iconic, all-day spot
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“Restaurant with a bar on Rose Ave. 17 minute walk towards the beach. Seating inside and outside.”
  • 178 locals recommend
Café
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“Great for coffee and pastry, or a full meal. Beautiful at night on the patio with lights wrapped around the trees.”
  • 213 locals recommend
Café
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“A must visit place for breakfast, or coffee, or dessert. Not only they offer fresh food, taste desserts, and awesome coffee, it is a MUST people watching place to hangout. Don't miss it! ”
  • 181 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“Perfect for breakfast & brunch, or dinner. Please try the Kimchi Fried Rice and roasted cauliflower! I recommend making a reservation ahead of time to avoid long wait.”
  • 154 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“One of my favorite breakfast places, get there early and expect a line (that is totally worth it). ”
  • 174 locals recommend
Burger Joint
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“A classic dive bar in Venice. Cash only, delicious burgers, sticky floors and live music Friday, Saturday & Sundays.”
  • 186 locals recommend
Café
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“Great breakfast and lunch spot. Delicious baked goods, soups, salads and sandwiches.”
  • 154 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“The Griddle Cafe is a very popular spot for breakfast and their specialty is large, delicious pancakes. If going on the weekend, you likely will be waiting in line for a table at this hot spot.”
  • 124 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“This is a chicago style deep dish pizza place. One of my favorite places to take friends if they've come to LA to travel. Beware it takes about 45 minutes for the pizza to bake because of the large portion of cheese and crust! The whole pizza is pretty huge. It's a good place for a group to hangout and chat. The parking is bit of a hassle, so if you can uber that would be more convenient. There are many cute shops nearby.”
  • 148 locals recommend