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Gjusta

Café and Bakery$$$$
Venice, Venice
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  • Sonia K.
    Sonia KazarovaAugust 7, 2016
    Best Spot in Venice for EVERYTHING! Travis has hit it out of the park -the smoked oysters to the shrubs, his salads are inspired and this deli style hotspot is beyond description in its excellence
  • Emily W.
    Emily WilsonMarch 12, 2016
    The space is beautiful. You'll want everything on the menu, so come hungry and take your time choosing what to order. For breakfast, the fish platter with lox and a boiled egg is a great option.
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Bon Appetit Magazine
    Selections change daily, but our order always includes a baklava croissant, a bialy egg sandwich with harissa ketchup, a market salad, and a smørrebrød, with a yerba mate and fresh juice on the side. Read more
  • Emily F.
    Emily FleischakerJanuary 29, 2015
    OMG EVERYTHING. Banging chocolate chip cookie. Sourdough bread is amazing. Get a bunch of the spreads like the labneh, whipped burrata, the roasted tomato spread w walnuts, also the anchovies.
  • LA Weekly
    LA WeeklyJune 3, 2015
    The bread is crackly and stretchy, the baklava croissant a marvel. A chocolate olive oil cake with a pink peppercorn icing is both buoyant and dense, the prickle of pepper utterly mesmerizing. Read more
  • LAist
    LAistDecember 4, 2014
    There are plenty of sandwiches to choose from at this spot, including falafel, pastrami, and chicken parm. You'd be silly not to sample their butcher's special if you have carnivorous inclinations. Read more
  • PureWow
    PureWow6 days ago
    This warehouse attracts the beautiful Venice crowd with its open-faced tartines and carefully constructed iced espressos. But the real action is at the charcuterie counter, sandwich and pizza bar. Read more
  • Paul T.
    Paul T.July 31, 2016
    It is worth fighting the crowd - breakfast items are tasty and one of the best coffees I've ever had. The baristas really know how to brew the perfect cup.
  • Bon Appetit Magazine
    I’m not sure if it’s all the sunshine in Venice or just the glowing faces of local residents, but everything I eat at this bakery, deli, and cafe me feel good about myself. Read more
  • PureWow
    PureWowApril 23, 2015
    Start your day with an open-faced fruit pie and a kale, avocado, date and nut-milk smoothie at this new breakfast and lunch bakery/deli from the people behind Venice’s cult eatery Gjelina. Read more
  • Eater
    EaterMay 9, 2016
    Is there a better day-time eatery than Gjusta at the moment? Except for the paucity of seating, the fare coming out of Gjusta's massive kitchen and ovens is impressive from beginning to end. Read more
  • D C.
    D CApril 4, 2016
    Everything is very good, but the place is maddening. Very little seating, long wait once you've ordered (the system for getting food is some kind of bohemian chaos dream), and half-cocked service.
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Connie C.
    Connie ChiuSeptember 5, 2016
    Quite in love with the granola honey yogurt (add figs!) and fig wild rice pudding. Just as in love with the outdoor seating though it gets crowded. Breakfast pizza is meh.
  • JT
    JTJune 27, 2016
    Some of the breakfast sandwiches are too salty in my opinion. The smoked fish plates are delicious though!!!!! And the tres leches cake has nectarine in it, also delicious
  • Rick N.
    Rick NijhuisOctober 8, 2016
    Wonderful place for breakfast (take away) or brunch. Hipster but high quality. Loved their avocado kale smoothie, Danish and granola, blackberries on creamy yoghurt.
  • Jennifer K.
    Jennifer KFebruary 17, 2016
    I'm limited@w/ a garlic allergy but their house cures smoked salmon is the best in town & REAL bagels w/all the fresh fixens.Not great for big groups-seating is lmtd. Weekends are busy-patience👌🏼
  • Melissa M.
    Melissa MonsalveSeptember 30, 2015
    This is one of the most aesthetically pleasing places I've been to in a while. And the food is as delicious as it is beautiful. Just a lovely place in general.
  • LA Weekly
    LA WeeklyNovember 22, 2014
    The first counter displays sweets: scones, cookies, banana cream pie, an iced kabocha squash/chocolate tea cake with pumpkin seeds & a gorgeous lemon poppy seed cake topped with blueberries Read more
  • LA Weekly
    LA WeeklyNovember 22, 2014
    You can purchase a wide array of items, from pickled radishes and jardiniera to a shocking orange chili sauce in adorable bottles and oil-cured mackerel. There's also smoked salmon pastrami. Read more
  • S L.
    S LeeJanuary 26, 2015
    Chaotic. BUT some fantastic food. Best falafel sandwich.Chicken dumpling soup amazing. Great quiche. Yummy pastries (donut, carrot cake, banana cream pie). Bfast sandies r ok. Brisket sandy too smokey
  • GQ Magazine
    GQ MagazineDecember 3, 2015
    Pick from menus (the porchetta sandwich is highly recommended and over-delivers); point at the daily sides and salads behind the glass counters; ogle desserts, juices, coffees, and just-baked breads. Read more
  • Adrian P.
    Adrian PhillipsAugust 23, 2015
    This place is so trendy. Don't be put off by the tech-bros & Venice yuppies as the food, pastries & beverages are phenomenal & worth the price. Try the brisket sandwich or bahn mi. Rich & tasty.
  • Charles K.
    Charles KnolesNovember 27, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The bread, the sandwiches, the coffee, all perfect. The chefs are each specialists on their field and this place is truly remarkable. Expect a long line.
  • Paul M.
    Paul MederosJanuary 29, 2016
    La Marzocco machine with baristas that know how to pull great shots. I was served SF's Sightglass espresso blend, yum! Oh, the food is fantastic too (Bialy breakfast sandwich --wow!)
  • Cody K.
    Cody KrainockMarch 14, 2015
    Very good food, but the dining area is a perverse bastardization of living in extreme poverty. If you're hip, you'll like it, but if you have your head on straight, you'll despise it.
  • Victoria S.
    Victoria SantoroFebruary 11
    Apple Crumble is justt perfect. Coffee <3 bad thing its usually crowded so wait for a seat at the bar or take away! It all looks delicious here!
  • Alfredo A.
    Alfredo AponteMay 10, 2015
    If your dining in and are hungry, try the falafel sandwich. If your looking for take-away, then grab some sides and a loaf from the bakery. Overall, excellent vegetarian options.
  • Arash N.
    Arash NarchiJuly 22, 2015
    This is place is amazing. Just seeing how they operate is amazing. Had the falafel sandwich and loved it + the ginger lemonade ice tea was delicious and nutritious!
  • Catherine W.
    Catherine WongNovember 12, 2016
    Easy casual side beach spot with fresh veggies and delicious baked goods. Go for the Japanese sweet potato side with perfectly cooked salmon and sit outside!
  • Jose B.
    Jose BMarch 9
    Great food. Informal but in a very nice and detail oriented setting. A great place to spend a lazy weekend morning.
  • Cheap Best Hidden
    Cheap Best HiddenJanuary 28, 2016
    It’s a super confusing and crowded set-up, but take a moment to understand that there are different menus. The sandwiches are insane (think: juicy prime rib), as are the breakfast sandwiches. Read more
  • Serena E.
    Serena EhrlichJuly 28, 2015
    Usually a line but it moves quickly. Use the time to check out the menu items (which I prefer over the baked goods)
  • Dan R.
    Dan RobertsJuly 4, 2016
    They have all the smoked fish, and all the bagels and cream cheese to back it up. Also, excellent an iced late.
  • Alex P.
    Alex PyatetskyDecember 21, 2015
    Everything is supremely delicious. The best executed deli concept I've ever seen. Make sure to take a number, as the wait will be long either way.
  • LA Weekly
    LA WeeklyAugust 11, 2015
    It's essentially a bakery and supercharged deli, and its bánh mì ($16) is available with either porchetta or rotisserie chicken. Read more
  • LA Weekly
    LA WeeklyJune 3, 2015
    How to: Take a number from the ticket dispenser on the back wall. Wait to have your number called. And do your best to make some decisions. It won't be easy. Read more
  • D S.
    D SJune 14, 2016
    Had the chicken banh mi, pastrami sandwich (crisp sauerkraut!), potato salad, and the pumpernickel brownie. All of it was delicious :) definitely a new favorite.
  • Ken S.
    Ken SJuly 3, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Pretty much everything here is good. The service is fantastic and the baked goods are all freshly prepared. The flatbreads are great for lunch
  • Adrian B.
    Adrian BellomoOctober 17, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Smoked fish sandwiches are incredible. Personally I love the herbed gravlax on their housemade olive bread.
  • Charles K.
    Charles KnolesMay 14, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    If you're vegan you should order the fully stacked vegetable bialy with avocado and hummus. Nut milk is house-made and awesome in coffee.
  • LA Weekly
    LA WeeklyJune 3, 2015
    There's a rhubarb/raspberry pie available during the short rhubarb season, which beautifully straddles the line between sweet and tart and buttery. Read more
  • Danny N.
    Danny NathanMay 2, 2016
    One of my favorite spots in LA so far. Everything is good but their smoked fish a real stand out. Scones are good too.
  • Matei P.
    Matei P.August 9, 2015
    Food is similar to Gjelina take away, with an emphasize on baked goods and sandwiches. As expected, high quality, cool design and funky people.
  • Kevin R.
    Kevin ReeversJune 12, 2015
    Great atmosphere. Solid grasp of market-style cuisine. The build-your-own patio area adds an odd charm that fits the new territory Venice is in.
  • china
    chinaApril 1, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    The smoked trout changed my life.
    Upvoted Apr 6
  • Condé Nast Traveler
    Condé Nast TravelerOctober 19, 2016
    “Come for coffee and a croissant, a healthy salad, or a porchetta sandwich. It’s not fine dining. It’s about a rules-be-damned freedom of choice. How Californian is that?” - David Prior Read more
  • Daniel
    DanielSeptember 13, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    World-class industrial chic experience. Witnesses the mixing of ingredients. Wait in a chaotic line. Be confused and finally amazed by the flavors
  • Rob B.
    Rob BlaskoFebruary 28, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Take a number, order a turkey sandwich, fork over your entire wallet, and enjoy!
  • LA Weekly
    LA WeeklyJune 3, 2015
    Gjusta is something between a food hall and a deli, a sprawling concept that assaults all your food lust receptors at once. Read more
  • Rachel K.
    Rachel KDecember 2, 2014
    Baklava croissants are pretty good, as are the jarred jams (like peach rosemary). Overly expensive like you'd expect from a Gjelina bakery.
  • Daniel
    DanielSeptember 13, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    World-class industrial chic experience. Witnesses the mixing of ingredients. Wait in a chaotic line. Be finally amazed by the flavors
  • Ben K.
    Ben Kessler (@kessler)December 24, 2015
    Amazing new spot by the Gjelina peeps. Try the smoked brisket banh mi and ginger lemonade.
  • Larisa G.
    Bialy egg sandwich!! The seating can be a little cutthroat for brunch (come early), but the pastries and breads here are great.
  • M M.
    M MMarch 18, 2016
    The pastrami gravlox was the best salmon I've had in L.A. What they call a bialy has a crust closer to a bagel.
  • LA Weekly
    LA WeeklyAugust 11, 2015
    For the bánh mì, the thin-shaved porchetta is the best play. Read more
  • Charles K.
    Charles KnolesMay 17, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    On crowded weekends get a free coffee by coming in and grabbing a queue ticket. Wait ten minutes and then hand it to a newcomer and tell them they can jump the line of they buy you a coffee. #winning
  • Oliver
    OliverSeptember 13, 2015
    Fresno chili sauce!!! Pizzas are great. Teas are super good. Remember to take a number when you get there!
  • miriam z.
    miriam zikraJanuary 9
    this must be the best lox i have ever had! the portion is so huge, i always end up taking half of the plate home.
  • Fatma G.
    Fatma GencOctober 7, 2015
    Everytime I come here I pannick a little, it's all so good!! Love the salad mixer, the bread and juices.
  • Abu Aya a.
    Abu Aya aka KDAugust 11, 2016
    Wow, everything was good - brisket sandwich with aus ju and the brownie
  • Hayley G.
    Hayley GilbertJune 28, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    porchetta sandwich is amazing, flowers are equally great though 😛
  • LA Weekly
    LA WeeklyNovember 22, 2014
    Gjusta will serve breakfast and lunch from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. every day until early next year, when the owners plan to extend the hours. Read more
  • Amit G.
    Amit GuptaDecember 30, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The best place ever. Go here and eat everything. Casual, beautiful, delicious, healthy and not.
  • Claus R.
    Claus RodgaardAugust 25, 2015
    Everything from food, the space and staff is amazing
  • Sarju S.
    Sarju ShahMay 9, 2016
    Healthy food made from fresh, high-quality ingredients. It's not cheap, but given the quality of food the value is good.
  • LA Weekly
    LA WeeklyDecember 29, 2014
    While there are a variety of options for savory pie, the Pork & Pea was the illustrious winner. The dish glows with golden health, sporting a flaky, buttery crust.  Read more
  • Sonia K.
    Sonia KazarovaAugust 28, 2016
    Baked eggs and a side of smoked oysters top it off with the macca with house made almond milk.
  • LA Weekly
    LA WeeklyDecember 29, 2014
    Winner of the KCRW pie contest in 2012, pastry chef Nicole Rucker brings her expertise to the new Gjusta in Venice. Read more
  • Hugh M.
    Hugh McIntyreMarch 18, 2016
    Amazing, a bit intimidating but the staff were helpful. Great food, lots to look at.
  • Neal U.
    Neal U.July 16, 2016
    Be smart and get one of the deli sandwiches. You do feel like you're trapped in a Portlandia episode tho.
  • Thirsty J.
    Thirsty JamesSeptember 27, 2015
    Sight Glass espresso drinks - Wipper Snapper is an iced latte!
  • Monisha J.
    Monisha JJune 16, 2015
    Love everything about this place! The food, drink and atmosphere. Definitely coming back!
  • Maia K.
    Maia K.S.March 13, 2015
    Go early & avoid the crowds. The roast beef sandwich and pork pot pie are 👌👌👌
  • Jason K.
    Jason KJuly 13, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Our go to brunch spot. Highly recommend the loaded smoked fish on a bialy.
  • Michael D.
    Grab a ticket as soon as you arrive
    Upvoted Apr 14
  • Kartik S.
    Kartik SathappanAugust 8, 2016
    The BBQ Brisket is amazing. The brisket, bun, and sauce are all on point.
  • Jessica C.
    Jessica ChoiDecember 27, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Mind blowing food and service. Excellence in their industry. Doing it great!
  • Tao T.
    Tao TaoNovember 20, 2016
    Cured salmon was great. Excellent pizza and brisket as well.
  • Kevin S.
    Kevin SkobacDecember 15, 2015
    Everything I want in a bakery. I would come every day if I lived anywhere close.
  • Fatima
    FatimaNovember 19, 2015
    #obsessed -as a tea snob, ❤️ that they steep to perfection. HEAVEN!
  • Maharani P.
    Maharani PriantiniNovember 8, 2016
    Great food, bakery and coffee.. Well done 👌🏻👌🏻
  • Zack K.
    Zack KantorFebruary 26, 2016
    the lox at this place are amazing, small plates, but every sandwich is incredible
  • Ruba A.
    Ruba AlQubaisi 👑October 6, 2016
    The best falafel in LA 💚😍
  • st
    stOctober 11, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Scallion labneh, chicken banh mi, anything with almond milk
  • Josef S.
    Josef SzottenNovember 17, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Everything is delicious. Can't go wrong!
  • Yan
    YanApril 12
    Salad trio, toast, almond latte
    Upvoted Apr 12
  • Ahmet U.
    Ahmet UgluFebruary 11
    Octapus + Salad trio. Quite light but very tasty!
  • Shaw
    ShawOctober 10, 2015
    This place is so money. They could put dog biscuits on the menu and there would be a line out the door
  • Aaron A.
    Aaron AuchJanuary 14, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Everything! All sandwich's. Half roasted chicken, etc...
  • Vanessa B.
    Vanessa BoissardJanuary 5, 2015
    Great place for desert and expressos ! There is also an outdoor.
  • Andrew N.
    Andrew NystromMarch 19, 2016
    Chai latte + whatever catches your eye behind the glass @ Express till
  • Tove S.
    Tove SvenssonAugust 22, 2015
    The tomato compote with burrata sandwich was amazing
  • Melon L.
    Melon LJuly 17, 2016
    Quite possibly the best cookie I've ever had in my life. (Miso date cookie)
  • Husam A.
    Husam Al-SalehOctober 29, 2016
    The baked eggs are really really good
  • Craig F.
    Craig FowlerAugust 24, 2015
    The smoked brisket plate is pretty much life changing.
  • Chris P.
    Chris PetesciaJanuary 10, 2016
    Completely disorganized. If you want something savory you order on one end but if you want to pick from the case you get a ticket and go to the other end. There aren't even signs outside.
  • Eater
    EaterAugust 4, 2016
    Possibly the best daily breakfast in the city, if you can endure the general lack of seating and crowds, the menu includes breakfast sandwiches, cured fish, steak & eggs, and multi-grain porridge. Read more
  • Jp
    JpMarch 14, 2015
    Cool little spot. Stood. Ordered. Paid. Ate. Just kidding forgot my wallet 😩
  • Sabrina L.
    Sabrina LeeApril 15
    The breakfast sandwich is so good, I was thinking about it for days.
  • Zach
    ZachNovember 16, 2014
    A bit disorganized but the food is still great. Had an amazing fruit pie.
  • Serkan T.
    Serkan TüzünDecember 3, 2016
    Harika mini kanepeler, sandwicler, pizza ve pastane ürünleri bulabileceğiniz samimi bir yer.Mutlaka gidilmeli 👌🏼
  • Mauricio V.
    Mauricio V.April 29, 2015
    Excelente variedad y originalidad, la tarta de chocolate es muy buena.
  • Amelie A.
    Amelie AmaralNovember 18, 2016
    A padaria mais incrível que fui na vida!!! Comeria todos os dias aqui!
  • Gabriel P.
    Gabriel PérezNovember 11, 2015
    La pizza de albahaca y búfala, y la hamburguesa de queso son un sueño!
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