Coffee shops are spattered all over L.A., but it can be difficult for the discerning day-tripper to find a good one. Most spots turn into a sanctum for bloggers, influencers and tourists, promising a menu of sub-par beverages poured into charming crockery. And while there are certainly more delicious, low-key cafés around town, the ambience is rarely something to write home about.
So, after an unnecessarily long hunt for the perfect caff, I’m thankful for Great White.
Conceptualised by Aussie proprietors, Sam Trude and Sam Cooper, Great White’s a neighbourhood joint that helped fill the void of casual yet tasteful eateries around the Venice area.
The duo designed and built the place from scratch, ensuring to incorporate their influences from travel and culture, namely from Europe, Australia and the Americas. In consequence, the décor’s wonderfully airy thanks to the low-hanging lights, exposed painted brick, and rustic wooden tables that pour over onto the sidewalk.
As for the menu, visitors can expect to find health-focused, coastal-Californian dishes, topped with a handful of classics like the humble burger.
With Venice Beach only a block away, Great White’s a fitting pit-stop. Personally, I’m infatuated.
1604 Pacific Ave,
Venice, CA 90291