Intelligentsia Coffee Venice Coffeebar
1331 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291, USA
With locations across the U.S., specialty pioneers Intelligentsia Coffee were, too, pioneers with this sunny space on Abbot Kinney Boulevard - a street whose inhabitants were originally the "art hippies" of SoCal. Now a vibing central spot for boutique shopping, Intelligentsia's spot is a secret venture for caffeine, for you may not initially notice this location when passing by. Its front entrance is an alleyway filled with amphitheater-style bench seating and tables, perfect for drinking coffee, seeing, and being seen.
Upon entering, your eyes will widen with surprise at an unsuspectingly massive indoor space and plenty of industrial poles and lighting to look at. Laptop-grazers work at the central bar space, while amphitheater seating continues inside towards the back-parking area. You definitely won't have trouble finding a seat despite the popularity of this high-volume spot. Skylights complete the look by creating both natural lighting and an overall spacious vibe.
Your menu options are ample with seasonal filters and espresso drinks at the ready, along with an extensive Kilogram loose leaf tea menu. Take comfort in the fact that this Intelligentsia maintains a reliably consistent, elevated experience miles away from their Chicago roots.
Reviewed by Katrina Yentch.
Coffee + Drinks
- House Roaster
- 4x Mazzer Robur
- Coffee Machine
- Synesso Hydra