On a narrow two lane street, called Abbot Kinney Boulevard, you find an array of shopping and restaurants. There are also a host of several coffee shops. The one that sticks out the most, or at least, has the longest line is Intelligentsia Coffee of Venice Beach. If Jones Coffee is the place where coffee connoisseurs go when they die, Intelligentsia is where coffee geeks go. On top of Intelligentsia’s standard bucket-ccino, you can also do chemex brew, if you’d prefer. And the spacious interior allows for enough room to walk around and stare at all the gadgetry and wonder WTH it all does.
1331 Abbot Kinney Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90291
Ever wonder where that iconic diner scene from Pulp Fiction was shot? Well it wasn’t Pann’s but Pann’s is the closest thing left to that Googie coffee shop architecture of the 1950′s that still exists today. The Hawthorne Diner, where Pulp fiction WAS shot was torn down to make way for an Auto Zone, or some crap like that. A Mid Century Modern spot in LA, Pann’s has been around since 1958 and serving the classic diner fare that we all know and love. I thought that the french toast was great, the Belgian waffle was ok but the Biscuit and Gravy was absolutely the best I’ve ever had.
6710 LaTijera Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Closeup of Belgian Waffle
Counter Service (doesn’t really exist in NYC?)
The worlds best Biscuits and gravy