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Intelligentsia Coffee & Tea

Map & Directions 1331 Abbot Kinney Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291
  • Coffeehouse
  • Sun 7am-8pm, Mon-Wed 6am-8pm, Thu-Sat 6am-11pm
  • All Major Credit Cards
  • Wheelchair accessible, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout
  • Snack Food
  • No Alcohol
  • Reservations Not Accepted
  • Parking Lot Available, Street Parking


LA Weekly's Description

This well-known coffee shop has become synonymous with high-quality coffee and carefully crafted – if at times somewhat pretentious – beverages, and it remains the most reliable spot for a good, more often great, cup of coffee. What really catapults it to the top is its slow bar in its Venice shop on Abbot Kinney, which allows baristas to curate their own coffee and serve it for one week. The café also has locations in Silver Lake and Pasadena, and its roasts are brewed at locations throughout the city, including The Fix in Echo Park and Paper or Plastik in the Mid-City.

Member Reviews

  • on 02/06/10

    It's not just a regular cup o joe...Intelligentsia is an experience. Tucked away off Abbott Kinney, the structural design invites idle lounging as you clutch that delicious cappuccino with the heart design in your soymilk foam. There is no central registrar, no one calling out orders; your tatted barista takes on one customer at a time, customizing your coffee just how you... More >>

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Tips from foursquare

  • LA Weekly on 03/25/11

    1 of the "10 Places to Get a Damn Good Cup of Coffee"!

  • Mazda on 10/31/10

    Coffee is an art here and waiting in line is an "experience" in itself!

  • Buttercup D. on 04/25/10

    I bet you're standing in a line right now for some coffee or tea here. Be assured, that it's worth the wait. Great lattes!

  • Food & Wine on 04/21/11

    Low-key Intelligentsia is one of the most respected roasters in America and now has five cafes around the country.

  • Fred W. on 11/10/12

    They call a Cortado a Gibraltar here. Get it.

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