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Groundwork Coffee

Groundwork Coffee

Coffee Shop and Food$$$$
North of Rose, Venice
  • Don't forget it is Thanksgiving Day today. You may want to call to confirm this place is open.
  • Hans F.
    "Groundwork Coffee has the best organic coffee and tea in town."(3 Tips)
    Joseph K.
    "Black Gold's nice & dark."(2 Tips)
    Ria C.
    "Great coffee and breakfast muffins."(2 Tips)
    Drew S.
    "my favorite beans for making coffee with a French Press at home."(2 Tips)
60 Tips and reviews
  • coffee
  • healthy food
  • black gold
  • casual
  • tea
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  • Joseph K.
    Joseph KDecember 4, 2014
    Black Gold's nice & dark. Bold flavor. I'm normally a French Press kind of guy, this was recommended to me by the Very Informative Barista working tonight. Said they have something better Early AM👍
  • Alex P.
    This is homebase. Food (until 5), good coffee, dependable wifi and outlets make this a moworking staple. The down side is you have a lot of Venice BS that goes on in there, but to each their own.
  • Tan C.
    Tan ColonelAugust 11, 2015
    Coffee roast is just perfectly right: not too sour not too bitter. Free wifi. Very friendly staff!! Thanks for making my day <3
  • Karyn C.
    Karyn ChinMay 12, 2015
    Bitches brew pour over and a power bar gave me a mid-afternoon boost. Great service and great coffee. Make sure to go before 2pm if you want food though.
  • Fiofio
    FiofioApril 23, 2012
    Loveeeeee it!!! Try the ice mocha in a hot summer day! The have their own coffee beans, too. Worth of trying with great price.
  • jackie t.
    jackie truongMay 1, 2012
    The iced coffee is not your typical iced coffee! It's a cold brew = no burnt taste, pure coffee aroma and taste with extra strong caffeine! Yum!
  • Luiz C.
    Luiz CentenaroSeptember 10, 2014
    Great café to get work done out of. Friendly staff and good music, also helps that the coffee is spectacular.
  • KCRW
    KCRWApril 11, 2012
    My favorite Mocha of all time, and you can get it with Almond Milk! Woah nelly! This sweet deal is even better when you use your Fringe Benefits card!
  • Papereater E.
    Papereater ElisabetSeptember 19, 2013
    Delicious local coffee! Really friendly staff :D "It's kinda like being at a bar, but in the morning." A nice place for some AM socializing.
  • Alfredo A.
    Alfredo AponteDecember 15, 2014
    If your a regular of Cappuccino, then skip it and request a flat white (not on the menu) because the milk and espresso balance is far better in comparison from these baristas.
  • Tony S.
    Tony SicilianJuly 3, 2013
    Chocolate Espresso Brownie Cookies... FOUR WORDS YOU WON'T REGRET!! Get one... NOW! But seriously! Amazing!!
  • Jeremy A.
    Jeremy AcordDecember 5, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Be sure to get their phone number so you can put in your order in advance. Gives you more time to hang out and talk.
  • Starry C.
    Starry ChangApril 24, 2014
    Don't be sacred by the look outside. I passed by this place a few times and got scared by the look from outside. I thought it's a torn down place that's not existed anymore. It's very different inside
  • Dylan B.
    Dylan BoydSeptember 12, 2015
    Not only great coffee but delicious food. Don't miss the hidden outdoor patio
  • Angelica C.
    Angelica CerdeiraJune 21, 2011
    The Morrocan Mint ice tea is adictive! Best ice tea ever! Also in love with the Angel City coffee.
  • Brandan O.
    Brandan OrtegaMay 17, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Great selection of coffee that you can scoop and weigh yourself. Iced coffee is my drink of choice!
  • Ria C.
    Ria CarminJuly 27, 2015
    Fantastic place to have a breakfast! Great coffee and breakfast muffins.
  • AMW
    AMWDecember 21, 2015
    A friendly neighborhood cafe! Pick out some beans, and get a free cup of organic coffee with your purchase.
  • Jeremy A.
    Jeremy AcordDecember 30, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Grab a handful of napkins if you order your breakfast burrito with chorizo. Then grab another handful, 'cause that first handful isn't gonna cut it.
  • Greg M.
    Greg MooreDecember 18, 2016
    Great place to sit and work. Staff is super nice. Coffee is 💯.
  • Genya M.
    Genya ManCrackDecember 13, 2015
    I miss this place!!! Wonderful espresso,and the best laid-back vibe.
  • Billy A.
    Billy AmpNovember 18, 2015
    I'm not sure what type of Groundwork was done to make this super Vietnamese Iced coffee so super!!
  • Darlene J.
    Darlene JeffersonJanuary 15, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    "Bitches Brew" Coffee the Best! Love the pastries & Friendly Staff!
  • BJ F.
    BJ F.July 31, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Bees knees of local coffee in Venice...and damn good food to boot!
  • Hans F.
    Hans ForsmanOctober 29, 2009
    Groundwork Coffee has the best organic coffee and tea in town. When in Venice, always worth a stop… Try the Black Gold Coffee or the Caramel Black Tea.
  • Daniel H.
    Daniel HerreraJune 6, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Iced Coffee at it's best! Their vegan cookies are really good actually.. Sing to the bees
  • FiveStars
    FiveStarsMay 31, 2012
    Use your FiveStars card for a free mug or drink! Ask for a card if you don't already have one.
  • Rebecca P.
    Rebecca PruzanApril 27, 2016
    Great coffee (perfect flat white)
  • Rasmus H.
    Rasmus HanssonSeptember 20, 2011
    I agree with the cool people working here. If only they were even close to that down on the Westminster location.
  • Evgeniy D.
    Evgeniy DankovtsevJuly 15, 2016
    Latte with house made cashew milk yumyumyum!
  • Thomas B.
    Thomas BrodahlMarch 13, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Best breakfast burrito in town. Veggie style is amazing.
  • Alejandro P.
    Alejandro PortelaSeptember 7, 2015
    Had some nice pu erh tea, will come back for the coffee!
  • Andrew G.
    Andrew GervacioAugust 22, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Best coffe in Venice but you come for.the vibe... Great to unwind before work
  • Danny N.
    Danny NathanMay 2, 2016
    Good coffee and breakfast options. Wifi. Sold.
  • Seth L.
    Seth LiebmanApril 9, 2013
    Super friendly folks. Helpful in navigating all the different beans. Mocha was fantastic.
  • Dave M.
    Dave MarquezAugust 14
    Coffee is very good, food also. Casual atmosphere.
  • Robert Crawford R.
    Robert Crawford REALTOROctober 18, 2014
    Looking for the Starbucks alternative? This selection of organic drinks is a nice change of pace.
  • Philip S.
    Philip SamartanMarch 13, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Amazing espresso & biscotti! I stop by whenever I'm in Venice.
  • David R.
    David RamirezAugust 9, 2014
    Although lattes make me gassy, it was delicious.
  • Drew S.
    Drew ShannonJanuary 5, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Hands-down my favorite beans for making coffee with a French Press at home.
  • Eve L.
    Eve LandisNovember 7, 2011
    I'm looking for organic coffee in town & I think just found it... this place is too communal ;)
  • Adriaan T.
    Adriaan TrouweeNovember 9, 2014
    Awesome quaint place get some cake too
  • A K.
    A KarnoAugust 24, 2010
    you can get free coffee ground compost for your garden at the Rose Ave location
  • A K.
    A KarnoAugust 24, 2010
    breakfast burrito that is so authentic and fresh, it's off the chain
  • Melissa Y.
    Melissa YeeJanuary 26, 2014
    Perfect mocha, not too sweet
  • Drew S.
    Drew ShannonNovember 1, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    This location now serves brunch!
  • Anastasia K.
    Anastasia KrylovNovember 7, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    The breakfast burritos are a sure thing!
  • Troy G.
    Troy GibsonJanuary 11, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    great veggie burrito and great women
  • Chip K.
    Chip KanneJanuary 28, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    The breakfast burrito is pretty solid as well. Coffee and Tea are amazing
  • Lola C.
    Lola ChickenpantMay 29, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Don't forget to buy your WHERE ART MEETS CRIME shirt here while picking up some Bitches Brew... Read more
  • Jeremy A.
    Jeremy AcordDecember 6, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Dog lover? Outside you'll find a crop of regulars with their furry companions.
  • Sahiba K.
    Sahiba KriegerDecember 23, 2012
    Hemp milk chai latte!
  • Cal
    Cal1 week ago
    Homemade cashew milk
  • Aaron M.
    Aaron MakinenAugust 8, 2013
    Sit outside under the trellis.
  • Johannes M.
    Johannes MoserJune 15, 2016
    Awesome breakfast.
  • Amy M.
    Amy MacDonaldFebruary 21, 2015
    Great coffee!
  • Amber
    AmberDecember 25, 2010
    OMG the breakfast burrito is awesome!!
  • Matt & Laura T.
    Coolest people behind the bar ever
  • Lorena
    LorenaFebruary 8, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Amazing Coffee + its fair trade.
  • January F.
    January FlowerDecember 11, 2012
    Not stroller friendly
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