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The Sidewalk Cafe

The Sidewalk Cafe

Café and American Restaurant$$$$
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    Inspectah J
    "... for breakfast on the boardwalk just try john denver omelette with..."(3 Tips)
    Chrissy N.
    "Awesome BLT club, great people watching"(4 Tips)
    DeQuisha W.
    "Good food and great people with an amazing view."(5 Tips)
    Nelly T.
    "Nice place to eat specially the burritos breakfast!"(10 Tips)
Tips and Reviews icon78 Tips and reviews
  • boardwalk
  • breakfast food
  • scenic views
  • people watching
  • pizza
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  • Ardyssheart icon on user image
    ArdyssApril 17, 2015
    The best place for breakfast on Venice Beach. Their literary sandwiches are spot on and delicious! And there's plenty of people to watch. I always bring people visiting from out of state here.
  • Brian A.
    Brian AndresenNovember 27, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Great service, great food, great atmosphere! I wanted to include a picture of my burger but it tasted too good to leave on my plate long enough! Love this place!!!
  • Joey M.
    Joey MorrowJanuary 9, 2018
    Great food! Go next door and spend $10 or more at Small World Books and they give you 10% off your meal. I dunnit.
  • Terry A.heart icon on user image
    Terry AdamsFebruary 17, 2020
    Been here 10+ times
    People watching and good breakfast. One of my favorite places to take visitors to get a feel of a busy weekend. The Belgian waffles and breakfast are good. Great place to stop for a drink too.
  • Ryan R.
    Ryan RosarioJune 4, 2019
    I had the margarita. It was small and it tasted great to the point I thought it had nothing in it. It ended up being STRONG based on how tipsy I was after it. Best kind of cocktail!
  • Inspectah Jheart icon on user image
    Inspectah JSeptember 16, 2014
    Probably the best place for breakfast on the boardwalk just try john denver omelette with pineapple and you shouldnt be disappointed
  • Mallorie M.
    Mallorie MontesdeocaAugust 18, 2012
    Perfectly spiced bloody Mary's. And a great spot to ppl watch. Venice is full of freaky characters
  • Nelly T.heart icon on user image
    Nelly TejedaApril 29, 2017
    Nice place to eat specially the burritos breakfast!
  • Ann B.heart icon on user image
    Ann BradshawDecember 23, 2016
    The mozzarella sticks amd bread were really good. Friendly service.
  • Federico G.heart icon on user image
    Federico GarciaJuly 12, 2016
    Great place to eat, around 60usd for 3 with one appetizer.
  • William S.heart icon on user image
    William SchenkApril 30, 2019
    Variety. Burgers, pizza, pasta, sandwiches, lots more. Great location.
  • Maxim M.
    Maxim MatthewAugust 4, 2010
    Have a beer (or two) and a "John Irving"-Burger... relax and enjoy the sunset and some cool live music... sourronded by the ocean and magic flair of venice beach!
  • Alisa K.
    Alisa KrutovskyApril 5, 2014
    One of my ultimate favorites in Venice Beach!
  • Dana V.
    Dana VMay 12, 2014
    Amazing fries and $5 805 drafts. Check out the hidden bookstore, and mind the drunks.
  • Ryan R.
    Ryan RosarioJune 4, 2019
    Cocktails are small, taste great, but are STRONG. I was tipsy after one margarita and I'm not a small guy.
  • Rockin' Talent
    Rockin' TalentMay 7, 2011
    Come out today between 2-4pm and meet the Rancho Escondido girls! Try this smooth agave liqueur, mmmm. And the staff at Sidewalk Cafe are awesome too! :)
  • Jerad M.
    Jerad MillicanFebruary 15, 2012
    The local beer "Hagar 24 IPA" has a bit more of a bitter bite than the regular light beer, but goes eggceelent with their artichoke dip! :)
  • Thierry M.heart icon on user image
    Thierry MichalakFebruary 2, 2015
    Fabulous bacon cheese . Tips include
  • Demian S.
    Demian SellforsSeptember 25, 2011
    So Ed is seriously one of the best bartenders I've met in the world. I've traveled the planet and live down the street. Lucky.
  • Kayla J.heart icon on user image
    Kayla JohnsonApril 20, 2015
    Decent restaurant, especially to people watch or for the ocean view /sunset
  • Shweta V.
    Shweta ViswanathanApril 27, 2013
    Nicest staff ever:) get their garlic Parmesan fries! And a seat by the boardwalk.
  • Chrissy N.heart icon on user image
    Chrissy NickelNovember 23, 2014
    Awesome BLT club, great people watching
  • Rachel M.
    Rachel MercerJune 2, 2012
    Always crowded. For you best bet during the daytime head to the bar and eat there. The burgers are pretty swell.
  • mitjamavsar
    mitjamavsarNovember 19, 2017
    The waiter insisted on 20% tip and even said it’s a standard. And even wrote the tip on our bill. Don’t go here. Location and view on the beach is nice but the food tastes bad.
  • Mikita K.heart icon on user image
    Mikita KotMarch 9, 2016
    One of the few places you sit and eat on Venice beach. The food is moderately shitty.
  • Victoria M.heart icon on user image
    Victoria MenichettiJune 3, 2023
    Been here 5+ times
    Better than the public beach restrooms
  • Mindy B.
    Mindy BehnkeMay 19, 2014
    Awesome! Love this place.
  • Michelle L.
    Food, eh... but great place to watch crazy ass people walk by on Venice Beach!
  • DeQuisha W.
    DeQuisha WrightJanuary 16, 2012
    LOVE THIS PLACE! Good food and great people with an amazing view.
  • Ted H.
    Ted HekmanMay 8, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    The bartender Ed is a real swell guy. He just poured me a free shot of my favorite booze cause he remembers me from 2 weeks ago!
  • Ravi K.
    Ravi KristinNovember 24, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Sit by the sidewalk on a Saturday morning with eggs Benedict and a mimosa
  • Bob M.
    Bob MontanezNovember 12, 2012
    Very good breakfast and view of Venice walk.
  • Blake B.
    Blake BurdetteMarch 1, 2013
    Get the Monet Salad. Best thing on the menu.
  • Janneke B.
    Janneke BoekhorstNovember 10, 2012
    Good place for breakfast. Very friendly staff.
  • Joao V.heart icon on user image
    Joao Veloso JrDecember 3, 2019
    Enjoy the off sun time and relax
  • Chris T.
    Chris TosswillOctober 26, 2012
    Wings are the closest I have had to true buffalo wings in CA
  • rosie
    rosieJune 29, 2011
    I have enjoyed this place before but today SUCKED! I never felt so discriminated agaisnt IN MY LIFE! I ordered soup n salad and evry1 else got severed b4 us & we were the first ones there NEVER AGAIN!
  • Timo C.
    Timo CesaroNovember 8, 2012
    Randal is GREAT at the bar.
  • inna k.heart icon on user image
    inna katsOctober 27, 2016
    The mango margaritas and the service. That's it.
  • Rhi f.
    Rhi fJune 29, 2012
    Try the Kristens Wrap - Tuna salad wrap; very yummy
  • Enrico G.
    Enrico GreenSeptember 28, 2013
    Get a table next to the boardwalk
  • Tofu D.
    Tofu De la MooreDecember 22, 2011
    Tip the musicians, if you're outside. They're your entertainment!
  • Josh K.
    Josh KinneyMay 13, 2011
    Try the Trilogy, it's amazing. And the fried are delicious
  • Jaemi R.
    Jaemi RandallApril 21, 2014
    The 405 is pure liquor!
  • Hal K.
    Hal KirklandOctober 7, 2011
    Best bud on draft in the country! OMB!
  • Alexandra K.
    Alexandra KeninMarch 19, 2012
    They have vegetarian sausage here for breakfast!
  • Neil H.heart icon on user image
    Neil HirschFebruary 21, 2014
    Great outdoor seating.
  • Jenny T.
    Jenny TaylorOctober 26, 2011
    The pesto pizza with extra chicken is delish
  • Brittany B.
    Brittany BNovember 27, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't get the mango or strawberry margaritas. There is NO tequila! House is pretty decent.
  • Nick T.
    Nick TaylorApril 9, 2012
    Goat cheese pizza is AMAZING!
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