Abbot Kinney in Venice, CA is one of my favorite streets in Los Angeles. Walking up and down the street will soothe your soul. The buildings are beautiful, the food is delicious, and there is of of course no shortage of classic California palm trees and sea breeze. Anytime I have to wait traffic out after a day in the office, I’ll head over to Abbot Kinney for some coffee (Intelligentsia & Tom’s), walk around for a bit and grab a bite to eat.
I’ve included my MUST visit stops in this mini Venice guide. There are many, many other places to pop into as well, so I highly recommend spending an afternoon walking around and stopping in every storefront that catches your eye, you never know what you’ll stumble into.
Coffee is always on point and the space itself spacious and designed to a tee. Take a seat outdoors, or cozy up to a counter seat. I highly recommend the affogato.
You can’t go wrong with Gjelina. It’s a feast for both the eyes and the belly. This is a place where you should branch out and try something new. Every time I’ve done this I’ve never been disappointed. It’s always pretty busy, so if you don’t have a whole lot of time I recommend heading next door to their Take Away store front. You can order much of the same menu, and you can even order slices of their delish pizza. Mushroom is my fave!
Comfiest and softest cotton basic pieces for every day wear. I always stop in to browse the beautifully edited store, and to hang out in their outdoor space. How neat is it that they open up their lovely patio to anyone and everyone, to commune, enjoy some wifi and just hang!
Again, we’ve got stores opening up their space as a communal refuge. I love everything about this. Shared spaces are my jam. And add the element of beautiful design and you’ve just injected so much motivation into my work session. I love bringing my laptop in and getting some work done all while enjoying some coffee, or a Juice Served Here.
My favorite place to buy some beautiful greeting cards and peruse office supplies. The store is packed full of items you can’t believe you didn’t already have on your desk already.
Some other lovely Abbot Kinney sights