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Sidewalk Cafe

€€ - €€€American, , Cafe
1401 Ocean Front Walk, Los Angeles, CA 90291-3605
+1 310-399-5547
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good49%
  • Average21%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Bar, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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1401 Ocean Front Walk, Los Angeles, CA 90291-3605
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went here on a recommendation looking for a good breakfast spot. I was super excited to try it and the eight page menu looked awesome!! Sadly, the view/location was the best part of The Sidewalk Cafe. Our server was pleasant, but just average. Not...More

Thank krisy00725
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had such a great time for breakfast! Ambiance was amazing and staff were very accommodating. Enjoyed the açaí bowl, Belgian waffle and huevos ranchero... delish!

Thank BushTea
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When in town I must have breakfast here. The food is good and the experience is worth any wait. The service is very professional. Two waiters in particular are outstanding and have been there for years. But the best part is the people watching. Especially...More

Thank Jodyne
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed our lunch under the canopy here. The staff was very friendly and the service was excellent. BTW, we were very happy with the food. We had fun making friends with a pigeon who was doing it's best to scavenge the floor of this dining...More

Thank batmanrr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Location of this restaurant makes for a big pro, since its well maintained and located right at the beach. The food is good & staff is helpful.

Thank Mitzlife
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For me Venice beach was once of those places you have to visit and want to visit but was a little underwhelmed by it all. We needed breakfast so came across this busy place which had open shutters looking across the beach. We ordered the...More

Thank Dhiraj T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As tourists, we were waking up and down the crazy Venice Beach when we decided to grab a bite and watch the show. We were quite surprised by the extensive menu-- everything from breakfast, soups/salads/sandwiches, dinner entree's to an entire bar menu. If you don't...More

1  Thank Sue B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We headed here as our 17 year old wanted to experience the skate park at Venice beach, so we just sat here for a few hours and watched the world pass us by. Perfect service, nothing rushed, we had a few cool beers and some...More

1  Thank David D
Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

This is really the one breakfast option right on Venice Beach. Went there on MLK Day with family for breakfast. Great food and great people watching. Would definitely go back again.

Thank WorldTraveler1976
Reviewed 19 December 2017

Don't get here often enough...like once every 7 or 8 years and always love just watching the world go by on Venice boardwalk. Got TV's for sports and great food . Had a huge breakfast. Then waddled out and pretty much destroyed all out plans...More

Thank Jonathan R
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
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 00:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1401 Ocean Front Walk, Los Angeles, CA 90291-3605
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Venice
  • Neighbourhood: Venice
  • Phone Number: +1 310-399-5547
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