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Groundwork Coffee Company Near Avalon Marina Bay: A Pioneer in California's Artisan Coffee Scene

Before independent coffee roasting became a nationwide trend, Groundwork Coffee Company had begun blazing a trail for future roasteries. It was 1994 when the coffee company debuted in Southern California. Groundwork went a step further to snag a place as on of the state's first organic coffee roasters. Today, customers continue to flock to Groundwork Coffee Company's handful of Californian locations for its 100% organic tea and coffee.

Situated not far from Avalon Marina Bay, the Venice branch of Groundwork serves the same organic, fair-trade, and often directly sourced java as its sister cafes. The house has a full spectrum of signature blends, so coffee drinkers of all tastes should be able to find something that suits them. You can also opt for the popular latte with hemp milk instead of traditional dairy, or a shot of espresso in your classic coffee. If you'd like to brew the same artisan drinks at home, grab a kettle, press, grinder, or other piece of coffee equipment from Groundwork.

Groundwork Coffee Company
671 Rose Avenue
Venice, CA 90291
(310) 664-8830

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Intelligentsia Coffee: Some of the Best Beans in Venice, Roasted In-House Near Avalon Marina Bay

Intelligentsia Coffee has outposts scattered around three of the largest metropolises in the country: Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles. Avalon Marina Bay residents are lucky enough to have one nearby in Venice. Like its sister cafes across the nation, Venice's Intelligentsia Coffee roasts its own beans in-house, ensuring the freshest cups of coffee possible.

Before the beans even get to the cafe, however, Intelligentsia's team is out working with growers to make sure each harvest yields the very best beans. These beans, along with the in-house roasting, account for the distinct flavors in each cup of coffee at Intelligentsia. Grab a black cup of joe or a specialty drink at the cafe and sip it around one of the communal tables. You can also go online to order some of Intelligentsia's beans, which hail from all over the world.

Intelligentsia Coffee
1331 Abbot Kinney Boulevard
Venice, CA 90291
(310) 399-1233

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Venice's Poke Poke Doles Out Customized Tuna Dishes Near Avalon Marina Bay

Fresh, high-quality tuna takes center stage at Poke Poke. Inspired by the flavors and culinary creativity of Hawaii, Poke Poke's chefs craft tuna-based dishes with your preferences in mind. They always start with a signature mix of soy sauce, sesame, green onions, and tuna, but the rest is up to you.

Pick your favorite blend of seasonings for the fish itself, and then decide on extras like avocado or crushed macadamia nuts. The many options make for a totally different meal every time you visit, despite the fact that the menu itself is relatively simple. Once you've made your selections, Poke Poke's chefs will create your dish with great care and have it to you in no time. Make the short drive from Avalon Marina Bay to Poke Poke for a meal with Hawaiian flare.

Poke Poke
1827 Ocean-Front Walk
Venice, CA 90291
(424) 228-5132

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Townhouse Venice Near Avalon Marina Bay: Speakeasy-Style Cocktails

Townhouse Venice has been around for 100 years—meaning it even survived the oppression of Prohibition. When federal law prohibited the sale of alcohol, instead of shutting down, Townhouse Venice went underground as the Del Monte Speakeasy. Many dedicated Venice residents slipped out of their homes and made their way to the speakeasy for a drink, ignoring the risk of retribution that hung over their heads.

Today, you don't have to worry about a bust at Townhouse Venice. Yet the speakeasy-style bar still serves the same classic cocktails as it did during the Prohibition era, and its decor hasn't changed much, either. Bartenders used tried and true techniques to craft artisanal cocktails such as the Old Fashioned, Whiskey Sour, and Moscow Mule. True to speakeasy tradition, they only use the best spirits. What's more, there's often live entertainment at Townhouse, from burlesque shows to musical performers. Make the short drive from Avalon Marina Bay to experience the fun.

Townhouse Venice
52 Windward Avenue
Venice, CA 90291
(310) 392-4040

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Savor a Burger Topped with Fig Compote at 26 Beach Restaurant Near Avalon Marina Bay

You might not expect a burger eatery to have a quaint outdoor patio and equally charming dining room, but Venice's 26 Beach Restaurant does. The burger joint near Avalon Marina Bay is known not only for its surprising atmosphere, but also its gourmet burgers.

If you're feeling adventurous, try the Thai burger with snap peas, chilies, and peanut sauce on top, or order a burger crowned with sushi. Another unique offering at 26 Beach Restaurant is the burger packed with triple creme brie, fig compote, and prosciutto. If you're not interested in red meat, try one of 26 Beach Restaurant's pizzas, pasta platters, salads, or sandwiches instead. They're all crafted with fresh, high quality components, so you can expect a tasty meal every time you visit 26 Beach Restaurant, just a short trip away from Avalon Marina Bay.

26 Beach Restaurant
3100 Washington Boulevard
Venice, CA 90291
(310) 823-7526

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