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Venice Grind

Coffee Shop and Food$$$$
South Mar Vista, Los Angeles
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  • Ryan D.
    "The bananas foster grinder is delicious."(4 Tips)
    Rex
    "Fav coffee spot, cool vibe snd peeps"(2 Tips)
    Ho Jin K.
    "Great espresso drinks"(15 Tips)
    Ian W.
    "Fantastic Stumptown coffee and real coffee cafe vibe."(9 Tips)
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  • Joséphine R.
    Joséphine R.May 18, 2013
    When you come across a big red arrow that reads "COFFEE", you follow it. It could be a trap, but you have to take that chance. Glad that I did. Great place.
  • Ashley
    AshleyJune 22, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    They serve Portland's Stumptown Roasters and serve an absolutely amazing soy latte. Friendly staff, free wifi, chill environment. If you want an Iced Coffee, go to Deus ex Machina down the street.
  • Joshua V.
    Joshua Van DykFebruary 18, 2016
    Joshua Van Dyk thinks this place is one of the best coffee shops in Mar Vista. It is very Zen. Joshua Van Dyk was there the other day doing some work that they played meditation music - great 4 work!
  • Ken W.
    Ken WeinerAugust 13, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    They no longer have decaf drip coffee! 😂 But you can get a decaf pour-over for $4.50.
  • Renee T.
    Renee TFebruary 9, 2014
    Great baristas. Everything is done right & served at the correct temperature. Love that they sell Stumptown. Plenty of cosy indoor & shaded outdoor seating.
  • Danijel S.
    Danijel SrakaOctober 30, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Good espresso. Fun crew. Don't try to park in the back! It says Customers Parking you will be stuck 20+min if the owner chooses to block your car with his. No apology. No more Venice Grind either.
  • David H.
    David HeiserJune 2, 2016
    The large latte has 4 shots of espresso. That's why it's so expensive. Totally excessive, but pretty damn good.
  • Nicole G.
    Nicole GoddardMarch 30, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Best chai in town. Get a large with almond milk. Delish... Service is friendly. Baristas are slow so jut prepare for that.... Worth the wait.
  • Jonathan W.
    Jonathan WellsOctober 12, 2014
    Great neighborhood coffee house/cafe that is a refreshing alternative to the often pretentious cafés in its namesake.
  • Vadim L.
    Vadim LitvakMay 24, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Great coffee shop with a good selection. Ask about the pour over coffees.
  • Ian W.
    Ian WetherellMay 18, 2013
    Fantastic Stumptown coffee and real coffee cafe vibe. Great spot to write, read and think with a cup of joe.
  • NextRX
    NextRXSeptember 19, 2012
    Great Java and not too quiet, not too loud atmosphere. Perfect for productivity!
  • Janet T.
    Janet TomFebruary 20, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    They serve up stumptown coffee which is from Portland/Seattle and now my fav coffee!
  • Joel M.
    Joel MandelkornAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Stumptown Coffee, friendly staff & nice outdoor seating in the back.
  • Andy S.
    Andy SternbergDecember 4, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Great shop to work inside or out back. Beans from Stumptown Roasters
  • David R.
    David RamirezAugust 9, 2014
    The back area is perfect place to chill or study.
  • Kelly B.
    Kelly BlickMarch 9, 2016
    They pull the most amazing espresso. Lattes are divine.
  • Leila T.
    Leila TurnerMarch 13, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Get the breve milk! Its 50 cents extra but soo worth it! Yumm
  • Asta
    AstaJune 5, 2015
    Awesome backyard outdoor seating-area and great coffee!
  • Connie C.
    Connie Chiu3 weeks ago
    Good coffee and somewhat spacious inside. Could use a little more tables.
  • Adalid A.
    Adalid ArandaMarch 28, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Erick is the MAN! He's so friendly and laid back cool!
  • Rex
    RexJune 17, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Fav coffee spot, cool vibe snd peeps
  • Kayla J.
    Kayla JohnsonApril 19, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    One of, if not my favorite coffee shop in the area.
  • Laura D.
    Laura DragoJuly 20, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Prepay on your account and you can walk in quick for grab and go java...
  • Joel D.
    Joel DonsNovember 10, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Take home a bag of gourmet roast beans. Imported from Portland
  • meecee v.
    meecee veeSeptember 16, 2013
    Not very friendly. The wifi wasn't working and numerous people brought it their attention. They wouldn't restart router bc they were "busy", which they clearly weren't. No one was in line.
  • Joe E.
    Joe EdmondsApril 16, 2013
    Quiche is acceptable, if you have them warm it up.
  • chris t.
    chris torrensSeptember 15, 2013
    Nice peeps. Decent coffee. Inconsistent wi-fi.
  • Eric N.
    Eric NelsonJune 11, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Coolest part of this place is the name. After that it's mediocre everything
  • Al W.
    Al WellandFebruary 23, 2013
    Don't stop here if you are in a hurry. Check that don't stop here! Now waiting 15 min for a latte. No matter how good their coffee might be this is ridiculous!!!!
  • Ricky S.
    Ricky SherrillFebruary 14, 2015
    Be sure to try their muffins.
  • Chrissy N.
    Chrissy NickelNovember 23, 2014
    Great espresso-very good cappuccinos
  • Danny N.
    Danny NathanMay 2, 2016
    Solid, chill coffee spot.
  • Winnie K.
    Winnie KhooMarch 7, 2016
    Fave: almond milk latte
  • Ho Jin K.
    Ho Jin KimJuly 22, 2010
    Great espresso drinks, but unreliable (and slow) internet at times...
  • Peter K.
    Peter KallmanOctober 28, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    No cheaper refill price on self-serve drip. 2.25 for the first cup, 2.25 for the second. Sadface.
  • Zach S.
    Zach SekarAugust 18, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Stumptown brew rocks. Best iced coffee in LA.
  • Karriann H.
    Karriann HindsMay 20, 2011
    It's not on the menu, but ask them to make an ice blended, called a Grinder, on a warm day.
  • Gig C.
    Gig CogoJuly 23, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Iced vanilla latte is my fave!:)
  • Josh P.
    Josh PayneAugust 10, 2013
    Cortado. Get it.
  • Tal S.
    Tal SafranNovember 11, 2013
    Have a coffee and listen to metal.
  • Lisa D.
    Lisa DavidsonJune 27, 2010
    Order a latte from Leo - best hidden barista in LA!
  • Wade A.
    Wade ArmstrongMarch 6, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Try a tea latte, they have a lot beyond ol' chai!
  • Tchalla H.
    Tchalla HawkMarch 28, 2013
    Get the Ethopian Challa. Amazing.
  • Rex
    RexJuly 23, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    They don't make the banana foster grinder anymore so don't ask
  • Nathan L.
    Nathan LevinsonAugust 28, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    WiFi code: 12024vg13
  • Christopher T.
    Christopher TDecember 2, 2012
    WiFi password is: gnarlygrind
  • Nick F.
    Nick FehrOctober 15, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    I always feel like a kid ordering here because I can never hear the cashier and I'm forced to repeat myself
  • Alex d.
    Alex del SolarJune 13, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Stumptown coffee!
  • Tyler C.
    Tyler CalderoneJuly 24, 2010
    Extremely good coffee here! It's a must get if you're in the neighborhood.
  • Todd A.
    Todd AlexanderApril 20, 2015
    It's a coffee shop. Nothing to exceptional.
  • Russ Q.
    Russ QuackenbushMarch 10, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Yummy Stumpton!
  • Luke E.
    Luke ElmersAugust 25, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    check out the artwork by shepard fairey
  • William G.
    William GelnerNovember 14, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Holler Mountain. Good stuff.
  • Katherine C.
    Katherine CowellNovember 4, 2011
    Didn't see the back patio...main room is pretty noisy.
  • Danijel S.
    Danijel SrakaOctober 17, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Kick ass espresso can be found here...
  • Ryan D.
    Ryan DapremontDecember 22, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    The bananas foster grinder is delicious.
  • Danny C.
    Danny C.August 30, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Dope mocha monkey grinder!
  • Cody R.
    Cody RedmerNovember 29, 2010
    Indonesia. Bam. Done.
  • Terry A.
    Terry AdamsDecember 14, 2009
    sit in the back patio and relax.
  • Aria C.
    Aria CastilloNovember 18, 2009
    Iced Coffee is so good.
  • jod k.
    jod kaftanDecember 20, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    Decent chai
  • Paul L.
    Paul LomeliOctober 15, 2013
    No bueno : /
  • Paul L.
    Paul LomeliOctober 15, 2013
    No bueno... : /
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