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The Cow's End Cafe

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34 Washington Blvd, Venice Beach, Los Angeles, CA 90292-5124
+1 310-574-1080
06:00 - 21:30
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Fri - Sun 06:00 - 22:00
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I love Cow's End. I always walk past Starbucks to stand in line here. The local vibe is on display, the baristas are friendly and talkative and the drinks are solid. The one draw back is that it's cash only (there's an ATM on site), but that's about it. If you're a dog lover you can almost always meet a... More 

Thank cookcamera
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was about to head back to my car after a day of biking the beach, and I saw a sign for juices and smoothies that drew me in... this place had a PLETHORA of options to choose from (my smoothie was delicious!), and it also served coffee, tea, and has a whole food counter! The best part is the... More 

Thank Michelle R
Shoreham-by-Sea, United Kingdom
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355 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is a Venice tradition. You can probably get any combo sandwich in the world here! Great value.

Thank Keith M
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Okay, so I don't know why I didn't check Tripadvisor before finding a coffee shop before picking up our bikes down the street but we stumbled across The Cow's End and I am SO GLAD we did. First things first, this place is CASH ONLY so be prepared (there is an ATM inside to the right if you need it).... More 

Thank Katie M
Sutter, California
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69 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A favorite local hang out. Very busy in the mornings. Great coffees. Hot chocolate made from shaving the chocolate bar right in front of you. They don't cut corners on drinks or foods. Everything is made in house. Great deli. Order to go and walk down to the beach. They even make their own stuffed croissants.

Thank lajgf
Estero, Florida
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92 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Stopped in for a smoothie bowl here which was very good and a little pricey. When you go here you wait in line to place your order then can only pay cash. Overall hit the spot.

1 Thank summergirl028
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 30 March 2017

I ordered the Alaskan Omlet, wow. Healthy and Fresh Great Tasting, THANK YOU Cows End! Egg whites, spinach, Cream Cheese and Loks- never experienced, but Im gluten Free and this meal I was filled and Thankful for flavor and healthy yummy hearty breakfast. Tried the Almond Milk Late- not bad, was what is was supposed to me, made with Almond... More 

Thank Leah W
Marina del Rey, California
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 28 March 2017

Love coming here with friends to enjoy coffee, a simple breakfast and doing the crossword puzzle from the Argonaut all while having my puppy by my side. Be warned they only take cash.

Thank wsteinthal
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

I came here with my partner and another couple. What stood out most to us was the upbeat and positive atmosphere; everyone both eating and working here was happy to be there! Very inviting! Food was well priced (make your own omelette with up to 7 ingredients, toast and orange slices) for $9! The sugar-free vanilla chai latte with almond... More 

Thank Jenn A
Portland, Oregon
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Coming from Portland, my coffee standards are pretty high. Good coffee is difficult to find in Los Angeles, so when a co-worker told me about this place I was skeptical. Nestled half a block from the pier on Venice Beach, this great little place has the best coffee I have had in Los Angeles. They'll do a high quality pour-over... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20
Delicatessen, American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 21:30
06:00 - 21:30
06:00 - 21:30
06:00 - 21:30
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 Washington Blvd, Venice Beach, Los Angeles, CA 90292-5124
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Venice
  • Neighbourhood: Venice
  • Phone Number: +1 310-574-1080

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Venice

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Venice has always danced to its own beat as the epicenter of bohemian culture in Los Angeles. Along the boardwalk there are street performers and local craftsmen selling their wares. Original paintings, souvenirs, and jewelry are on display. Crowds of visitors marvel at the sites while weightlifting enthusiasts pump iron in plain view, and skateboarders do their tricks around the skate park. All of it happens under the warm California sun with sprawling views of sand and sea. Heading east, the main drags of Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Main Street are lined with boutique shops, some major retail stores, art galleries and restaurants. Here the ambiance is more relaxed and upscale than the frenetic boardwalk area. Venice is a mostly walkable (and certainly bikeable) neighborhood, full of areas to explore.
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