I met a lot of peculiar and interesting people at Venice West Café — none more interesting (or more peculiar) than poet Claire Horner. He read at VWC alongside people like Bukowski and Taylor Meade, and peddled mimeographed “books” of his poetry with names like “Please don’t step on the Bacon”.
Claire Horner on 363 2008
The Venice West Cafe on 3527 2008
In 1965, when I was fifteen, I started hanging around the Venice West Cafe, a dank little hole in the wall with wooden benches and tables. Of course they served espresso. And the place was always full of (to me at that age) coolly romantic hipsters, complete with shades, turtlenecks — yeah, even berets.
Figtree’s Cafe on 029 2008
429 Ocean Front Walk Venice, CA 90291 Phone (310) 392-4937 Figtree’s Cafe Map
French Market Café on 012 2008
Laté and croissant in the courtyard. The food is wonderful. Breakfast here is a delight.
Cafe Collage on 012 2008
Coffee cafe a block from the beach. I’m partial to garden burger on rosemary bread and greens salad. Plus an iced Milano. This Venice staple isn’t fancy, but they give good go food.
Mon-Fri: 6:30 am-6 pm
Sat-Sun: 6:30 am-6:30 pm