This hole-in-the-wall joint near the Venice
Pier is sort of like the Cheers of coffee houses: It’s where the locals go for no-nonsense joe. You can also score classic deli sandwiches, with Boar’s Head brand meats, too. Strike up a conversation with the Venice firemen who often sit outside, sipping coffee while petting another customer’s dog. Unlike most places in LA, The Cow’s End is cash only, so come prepared.