We love a chill day out on the town just as much as a nice walk on the beach.

Our Crossbody is the perfect fit for those relaxed Sundays on the Westside.  Last week we landed in Venice and we did a whole lot of nothing at one of our favorite local coffee shops.  Speaking of which, Venice serves some of the best coffee on the Westside. Here are the ones that top our list.


The loyal (not to mention super hip) clientele here keeps coming back for meticulously crafted espressos and other caffeinated concoctions along with an industrial chic setting that doubles as the ideal mobile office.

1331 Abbot Kinney Blvd.

Venice, California


Designer Sean Knibb’s latest enterprise is the Flowerboy Project -- a café/flowershop/boutique that serves up great coffee and a rare assortment of flowers.

824 Lincoln Blvd

Venice, California 90291

Another Kind of Sunrise

Food cart meets cereal bar, this hidden gem is the brainchild of owner Lela Buttery. Next time you’re in the neighborhood, try their signature Buttery Brew -- organic Handlebar coffee mixed with coconut oil and grass fed organic butter.

1629 Abbot Kinney Blvd

Venice, California 90291


Artisanal bakery, café, sandwich shop – we’re not exactly sure what to call Gjelina’s sister spot Gjusta. But we can be sure that everything on the menu here is a winner.

320 Sunset Ave

Venice, California 90291