Our Story

The origins of our name stem from the history of our first location in Venice Beach, CA.

  • coffee mugs and bags of coffee beans on bookshelves
  • Why Menotti's?

    Located on the vibrant Windward Avenue in Venice Beach, the building was once owned by the famed Cesar Menotti, known for opening one of the first speakeasy bars in Los Angeles during the prohibition era of the 1920s.

    Menotti's was originally the grocery shop entrance to the bar, where trap doors escorted two guests at a time down to the hidden basement.

    Today the bar still thrives in our neighborhood, known as Townhouse, a sister brand to Menotti's as the first of our three coffee stop locations.

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