Guide to Abbot Kinney in Venice, California

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Awhile back I spent some time in Venice Beach, California. I didn’t quite know what to expect going in, but had some advice from friends to go on, so together with my friend Kate, we explored the city. Today I’m sharing some of my favorite places in Abbot Kinney with you as part of my City Guide series.

Eat & Drink

The Butcher’s Daughter
The avocado toast is to die for. This place can get packed, so plan ahead.
1205 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291 (www)

Salt Air
Clean and minimal aesthetic with simple and delicious offerings.
1616 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291 (www)

Groundwork Coffee Company
Various locations, this organic coffee spot has the best snack bars you could ask for. And the staff at this location are super friendly.
3 Westminster Ave, Venice, CA 90291 (www)

Delicious, delicious food in a beautiful space. Can be semi-dark at night.
1429 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291 (www)

Plant, Food, + Wine
Beautiful inside and good for you, too!
1009 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291 (www)

Intelligentsia Coffee
Best almond-milk latte I’ve ever had, hands down. May or may not have made more than one trip here, ha.
1331 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291 (www)

See & Do

Venice Canals
Great for wandering around and ogling different types of architecture. The dark, modern houses were my fav!
Venice, CA 90292 (www)



High-fashion apparel & accessories for Women & Men by Australian designers.
1219 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291 (www)

Alternative Apparel
Feel good shopping for Women & Men with super-soft basics.
1337 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291 (www)

One of my favorite stores, with a fewer, better philosophy.
1140 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291 (www)

Happy Socks
Swedish-founded sock company full of designs sure to make you happy.
1420 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291 (www)

Perfect stop for Scandinavian goods, and my very favorite for obvious reasons.
1316 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291 (www)

A parisian-chic boutique with a to-die-for interior and absolutely charming staff.
1319 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291 (www)

Minimal jewelry with all the right touches.
1116 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291 (www)

Strange Invisible
Bespoke scents & skin-care products from a chic perfumery that specializes in organic ingredients.
1138 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291 (www)

Tortoise General Store
Japan related and inspired housewear, kitchenwear, stationery, books, kids items, and camping, etc. Be sure to go through the courtyard to Tortoise Life!
1208 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291 (www)

Tortoise Life
Located behind TGS, Tortoise Life showcases work by several Japan-based artists, as well as other well designed goods.
1208 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291 (www)



The Rose Hotel
Beautiful boutique hotel, located just half-a-mile from Abbot Kinney.
15 Rose Avenue, Venice Beach, Los Angeles, CA 90291 (www)

Venice Breeze Suites
Located directly on the boardwalk, and a couple of blocks from Abbott Kinney, these suites make for a perfect home in Venice Beach.
2 Breeze Ave, Venice, CA 90291 (www)

This post is a part of my City Guide series, click here to see them all.

Have you been to Venice Beach? Any places you would add to this list? I’d love to hear!

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Responses to “Guide to Abbot Kinney in Venice, California”

  1. Tortoise was my favorite of all the shops!

  2. Venice, California looks like a great place to visit. There’s so much to see in California – I’ve only been to a handful of cities there. I’ll definitely add this one to my travel bucket list. Thanks for sharing.

  3. I haven’t even made it to California, let alone Venice Beach! But I have always wanted to take a long, slow, relaxing road trip through the best places in California! Venice Beach is definitely on the list! And one day, when it finally happens, I’ll definitely use this list!

  4. This place sounds amazing! Always wanted to visit Cali – will be adding here to the list!
    xx, Bri ||

  5. This is giving me the itch to travel! Your photos are absolutely stunning by the way! Love!



  6. I had such a great time visiting Venice Beach several years ago when I was in California! It’s such a great place to stroll along the beach because there is so much to see!
    Charlene The Frugal Fashionista

  7. California is in my list too! Venice is such a beautiful place! All the shopping and eatery.

  8. I love all of your travel guides!

  9. I’m actually planning on heading to the USA for a huge road trip next year and this place will absolutely be in my to-go list! Thank you for sharing your experience with us. It looks amazing!

  10. Hey hey!
    Your site is gorgeous.
    It is so peaceful and chic.
    Have you been to erewhon in the area? I am now a little biased as I work with them…. (full disclosure) but as a holistic nutrition and food blogger, it just captures the essence of everything sexy about eating closest to the earth. I don’t spend too much time in the Venice location, but it is gorgeous– everything is organic and fresh, and homemade… next time your in town– request the chagacinno. It is this incredible mushroom blend that tastes a bit like coffee, but is very grounding, and then is steamed with cold pressed coconut cream. It is decadent and delightful, and I seriously dream about them. <3

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