Figtree's Cafe

★★★★★
A Venice Beach Restaurant, Since 1978
  • 429 Oceanfront Walk (Just south of Rose Ave)

    Venice, CA 90291

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  • 310-392-4937

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This used to be my favorite spot in Venice, not just for the location, but the fantastic fresh, healthy food that was a huge change from the usual oil drenched offerings at other eateries.

Unfortunately that has all changed, along with the new management. My (now) wife and I went there to celebrate five years from the date we met (we went to the Fig Tree the next day) and were hoping to recapture the memories.

Alas the quality and presentation of the food has gone drastically downhill. The potatoes were black and looked/tasted like they'd been reheated from the previous day; the scramble looked old and discolored and the presentation was non-existent.

It's a real shame, as this really was by far the best breakfast place on the west side, but you'd be better of going to something like Jinkies now.

The new management obviously cares more about money than quality, but doesn't seem to realize that it's a short term strategy - as your regular customers won't come back.

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★☆☆☆☆

This used to be my favorite spot in Venice, not just for the location, but the fantastic fresh, healthy food that was a huge change from the usual oil drenched offerings at other eateries.

Unfortunately that has all changed, along with the new management. My (now) wife and I went there to celebrate five years from the date we met (we went to the Fig Tree the next day) and were hoping to recapture the memories.

Alas the quality and presentation of the food has gone drastically downhill. The potatoes were black and looked/tasted like they'd been reheated from the previous day; the scramble looked old and discolored and the presentation was non-existent.

It's a real shame, as this really was by far the best breakfast place on the west side, but you'd be better of going to something like Jinkies now.

The new management obviously cares more about money than quality, but doesn't seem to realize that it's a short term strategy - as your regular customers won't come back.

Pros: Location

Cons: Poor quality food and presentation

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The Figtree is amazing. The food is so fresh and the best part about it is the view. They also have a great breakfast special from 8-9 i believe that no one should miss out on...give it a try!!

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★★★★★

The Figtree is amazing. The food is so fresh and the best part about it is the view. They also have a great breakfast special from 8-9 i believe that no one should miss out on...give it a try!!

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I love the Fig Tree. The food is delish. The half price breakfast from 8 to 9 is my favorite. They make the best steaming hot latte. The shitake mushroom omlette or the chicken hash breakfast served with poached eggs are always spot on. I always get fresh organic salad greens in lieu of potatoes and they have fresh baked scones or toast on the side. The service is always great and the view is unbeatable. The figtree is one of my favorite parts of living here in Venice Beach. It is like an institution.

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★★★★★

I love the Fig Tree. The food is delish. The half price breakfast from 8 to 9 is my favorite. They make the best steaming hot latte. The shitake mushroom omlette or the chicken hash breakfast served with poached eggs are always spot on. I always get fresh organic salad greens in lieu of potatoes and they have fresh baked scones or toast on the side. The service is always great and the view is unbeatable. The figtree is one of my favorite parts of living here in Venice Beach. It is like an institution.

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I've been to the Fig too many times to count. I am always happy with what I get and they are an exceptional vegetarian / vegan restaurant. Located on the boardwalk in Venice, you can't find better people watching than at the Fig especially if you sit on the patio.

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★★★★★

I've been to the Fig too many times to count. I am always happy with what I get and they are an exceptional vegetarian / vegan restaurant. Located on the boardwalk in Venice, you can't find better people watching than at the Fig especially if you sit on the patio.

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This place is perfect if you love to people watch and want some healthy food. It is right on Venice Boardwalk with a terrific outside patio. Service is great and the food is delicious. I had corn pancakes which were fantastic.

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★★★★★

This place is perfect if you love to people watch and want some healthy food. It is right on Venice Boardwalk with a terrific outside patio. Service is great and the food is delicious. I had corn pancakes which were fantastic.

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Food: Great food. Very healthy and creative. Great smoothies and creative dishes.

Atmosphere: Low key. Right on the beach. Outdoor seating is the best. Inside is small, but cute.

The People: WOW!!! I've never seen such interesting people. If your a people watcher this is the place for you. I can't hold a conversation when I eat at Figtrees because I get so mesmerized by the people walking down the beach. You have to go there to see what I mean!!

Before 9am breakfast is 2 for 1

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Food: Great food. Very healthy and creative. Great smoothies and creative dishes.

Atmosphere: Low key. Right on the beach. Outdoor seating is the best. Inside is small, but cute.

The People: WOW!!! I've never seen such interesting people. If your a people watcher this is the place for you. I can't hold a conversation when I eat at Figtrees because I get so mesmerized by the people walking down the beach. You have to go there to see what I mean!!

Before 9am breakfast is 2 for 1

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I enjoy this place very much. The food is great and there are several vegetarian and vegan options on the menu for herbivores like me. I have eaten here several times and have always had good service and tasty food. It's also fun to bring out-of-town visitors, eat outside, and experience the "colorful" Venice Beach crowd. The downsides are that parking is a drag and it's cold outside in the winter. If you move indoors, it's really noisy from the kitchen. The food more than makes up for those minor annoyances, though. Last time I had the L.A. Burrito, which was delicious and plenty of food for leftovers later.

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★★★★☆

I enjoy this place very much. The food is great and there are several vegetarian and vegan options on the menu for herbivores like me. I have eaten here several times and have always had good service and tasty food. It's also fun to bring out-of-town visitors, eat outside, and experience the "colorful" Venice Beach crowd. The downsides are that parking is a drag and it's cold outside in the winter. If you move indoors, it's really noisy from the kitchen. The food more than makes up for those minor annoyances, though. Last time I had the L.A. Burrito, which was delicious and plenty of food for leftovers later.

Pros: Yummy food, good service, "colorful" atmosphere

Cons: Parking, cold outside in winter!

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This is one of my favorite places to eat in Santa Monica / Venice / MDR. The food is great, and there are always lots of veggie/vegan alternatives. Location right on the boardwalk is also fun, though can get pretty busy on the weekends. Only downside is the service, which is friendly but slow and consistently under-staffed. Just bring your patience with you, and you'll love it! The food is worth the wait.

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★★★★★

This is one of my favorite places to eat in Santa Monica / Venice / MDR. The food is great, and there are always lots of veggie/vegan alternatives. Location right on the boardwalk is also fun, though can get pretty busy on the weekends. Only downside is the service, which is friendly but slow and consistently under-staffed. Just bring your patience with you, and you'll love it! The food is worth the wait.

Pros: Great food, great location

Cons: Slow service

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my bf & i had a great friday morning breakfast at figtree's this morning. not only did we get served by a cute waiter w/ great service, the food was amazing delicious. on top of the yummy taste, the portion of our breakfast was huge. couldn't believe how full we were after just breakfast dishes. it was a nice sunny day to be sitting outside and having a nice view of the ocean and all the scenes happening on the ocean front walk. we would definitely go back for a nice relaxing breakfast, lunch, or dinner anytime.

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★★★★★

my bf & i had a great friday morning breakfast at figtree's this morning. not only did we get served by a cute waiter w/ great service, the food was amazing delicious. on top of the yummy taste, the portion of our breakfast was huge. couldn't believe how full we were after just breakfast dishes. it was a nice sunny day to be sitting outside and having a nice view of the ocean and all the scenes happening on the ocean front walk. we would definitely go back for a nice relaxing breakfast, lunch, or dinner anytime.

Pros: delicious food, great service, ocean scene watching

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The most delcious and well-prepared food on the OceanFront Walk. I could eat here every day! And the bonus is that you can sit and watch the Boardwalk show. The cornmeal pancakes are to die for. A reasl gem on the beach!

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★★★★★

The most delcious and well-prepared food on the OceanFront Walk. I could eat here every day! And the bonus is that you can sit and watch the Boardwalk show. The cornmeal pancakes are to die for. A reasl gem on the beach!

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You can't beat the location, right on the boardwalk in Venice Beach, for people watching; people of literally all shapes, sizes and walks of life saunter, Rollerblade and/or boogie by while you eat. The food is consistently and surprisingly great. The grilled ahi tuna sandwich is delicious, served on tasty focaccia bread. The Oaxacan soft tacos appetizer is unusual and very good. And go for breakfast, too, their smoked salmon plate is my favorite, but the oatmeal pancakes and omelets are great choices, too.

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★★★★★

You can't beat the location, right on the boardwalk in Venice Beach, for people watching; people of literally all shapes, sizes and walks of life saunter, Rollerblade and/or boogie by while you eat. The food is consistently and surprisingly great. The grilled ahi tuna sandwich is delicious, served on tasty focaccia bread. The Oaxacan soft tacos appetizer is unusual and very good. And go for breakfast, too, their smoked salmon plate is my favorite, but the oatmeal pancakes and omelets are great choices, too.

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Having spent the day riding up and down the coast, Venice Beach was last stop and I happened into Figtree's for one of their wonderful patty melt's and found the food to be of superior quality. My patty melt was not only super, super, fresh, it also contained healthful ingredients very tasty!!!

I definitely will be going back again. The prices are reasonable and the atmosphere so "beachlike"...

AAA+ service and quality!

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★★★★★

Having spent the day riding up and down the coast, Venice Beach was last stop and I happened into Figtree's for one of their wonderful patty melt's and found the food to be of superior quality. My patty melt was not only super, super, fresh, it also contained healthful ingredients very tasty!!!

I definitely will be going back again. The prices are reasonable and the atmosphere so "beachlike"...

AAA+ service and quality!

Pros: food, atmosphere, service

Cons: redecoration needed

Message from Figtree's Cafe

Come for breakfast between 8 AM and 9 AM and everything on the menu is half off. (excluding alcohol). Weekends too! (Except for major holidays)

More about Figtree's Cafe

Breakfast served from 8 AM and lunch from 12 noon and all day until we close (we close when the sun goes down, weather permitting). Happy Hour at 6 PM to closing 7 days a week. Select imported beers, sangria and wine are half off.

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A favorite for healthy fare in Venice, this little cafe serves a dish called foccacetti---rosemary focaccia bread topped with chicken, avocado, spinach and Monterey Jack or feta cheese. For breakfast, try the Navaho corn pancakes or…

 

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