Intelligentsia Coffee & Tea

★★★★★
  • 1331 Abbot Kinney Blvd

    Venice, CA 90291

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  • 310-399-1233

About Intelligentsia Coffee & Tea

Hours
Mon-Thu 6am-10pm; Fri 6am-11pm; Sat 7am-11pm; Sun 7am-10pm
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Superb coffee, though this location has a somewhat sterile almost cyberpunk decor. I like the silverlake location better for that reason, but you cannot go wrong with coffee here.

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★★★★★

Superb coffee, though this location has a somewhat sterile almost cyberpunk decor. I like the silverlake location better for that reason, but you cannot go wrong with coffee here.

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Coffee shops have become the place for long conversations, planned meet-ups and lazy afternoons. Intelligentsia is one of the most popular spots in Venice because it is a place that is more than just about coffee. The ambiance,

3
★★★★★

Coffee shops have become the place for long conversations, planned meet-ups and lazy afternoons. Intelligentsia is one of the most popular spots in Venice because it is a place that is more than just about coffee. The ambiance,

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I've been a coffee addict my whole life and there are very few coffee shops that really know how to roast coffee and then serve it properly. Intelligentsia, however, does both those things. Their baristas are highly qualified, undergoing extensive training and competing in barista competitions throughout the nation. They are also highly regarded as having some of the best espresso and coffee in the world.... Starbucks has nothing on these guys! The Angeleno (my favorite) is a fantastic 3 shot iced latte sweetened with simple syrup and their hot lattes feature some of the most perfect latte art you will ever lay your eyes on.

The atmosphere is very modern and the store is right in the middle of Abbot Kinney so you can grab your coffee and go window shopping at the fantastic art galleries and antique stores.

Parking can be tragic after 5 pm (esp the first friday of the month, which is free liquor night on Abbot Kinney) otherwise there is parking in the back that's free and easy to find during the day.

Be prepared to wait a while for your coffee (ranging from 10-20 minutes) but you can have fun eavesdropping while you wait.

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★★★★★

I've been a coffee addict my whole life and there are very few coffee shops that really know how to roast coffee and then serve it properly. Intelligentsia, however, does both those things. Their baristas are highly qualified, undergoing extensive training and competing in barista competitions throughout the nation. They are also highly regarded as having some of the best espresso and coffee in the world.... Starbucks has nothing on these guys! The Angeleno (my favorite) is a fantastic 3 shot iced latte sweetened with simple syrup and their hot lattes feature some of the most perfect latte art you will ever lay your eyes on.

The atmosphere is very modern and the store is right in the middle of Abbot Kinney so you can grab your coffee and go window shopping at the fantastic art galleries and antique stores.

Parking can be tragic after 5 pm (esp the first friday of the month, which is free liquor night on Abbot Kinney) otherwise there is parking in the back that's free and easy to find during the day.

Be prepared to wait a while for your coffee (ranging from 10-20 minutes) but you can have fun eavesdropping while you wait.

Pros: Award winning coffee and baristas

Cons: Parking at night is a bear.

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Its a bit awkward lining up outside the door for a cup of coffee, but its well worth the wait. You wait to be called and walk upto one of many barrista stations and watch your drink prepared in front of you. The decor is industrial with exposed pipes and concrete benches. Feels more Berlin than LA. But the innovative use of space creates unexpected and interesting seating/standing options to enjoy your coffee with a book, a laptop (free wifi), or a friend.

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★★★★★

Its a bit awkward lining up outside the door for a cup of coffee, but its well worth the wait. You wait to be called and walk upto one of many barrista stations and watch your drink prepared in front of you. The decor is industrial with exposed pipes and concrete benches. Feels more Berlin than LA. But the innovative use of space creates unexpected and interesting seating/standing options to enjoy your coffee with a book, a laptop (free wifi), or a friend.

Pros: Antidote to the coffee chain

 

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