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Candle Cafe & Grill

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Cafe, Pub
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325 Ocean Front Walk, Los Angeles, CA 90291-2409
+1 310-314-4456
07:00 - 22:00
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband & I went here on the first morning of our honeymoon & went back 3 days in a row for breakfast! Absolutely delicious Huevos Rancheros & the omelettes were Devine. We are headed back to Venice Beach in June & cant wait to return here. Brilliant service too :-)

Thank Claire D
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Being directly at Venice Beach this place is pretty busy. Unfortunately due to that we had to wait long for our waiter to take the orders, bring the drinks and finally get the food. The quality was OK but a bit too greasy for my taste. Because of that and the long wait time I have to say this was... More 

Thank k7007
Prague, Czech Republic
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Together with my wife we had here very good breakfast. Black coffee was also not bad. Staff was fine as well.

Thank TomasPalyza
Singapore, Singapore
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189 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Ok, here's the deal. Dined for lunch. Great burgers, including the bean and quinoa option. Class. Located right on the boardwalk. Gas fires for outside diners (winter in Feb but not at all cold). Nice spot. However, service is uninspired and uninterested, except for one industrious staff member. On the boardwalk there's a busker with a wonderful voice and the... More 

Thank JGSingers
Nashville, Tennessee
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236 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Visited twice in two days we liked it so much. Super friendly service right on the beach! Had the pineapple beer the first visit - dry and refreshing! Servers were very welcoming when we said we were only having a drink. Second visit came for breakfast outside. Heated patio and a beautiful view of the beach and all the crazy... More 

Thank Maggers
Sydney, Australia
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67 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

This place is very under rated. It was near our hotel and hadn't heard anything of it so we didn't expect much. Got the chicken vegetable soup and it was awesome - real chicken not just a can soup. Also got the dipping breads and that was awesome also. If you're in the area I highly recommend giving it a... More 

Thank Christina L
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184 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Great selection of good food Excellent night with friends Our waiter was very friendly, helpful and entertaining Reminded us of our own sons - a student earning beer money but doing a great job

Thank Tomi61
Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Arrived in LA and stayed just round the corner from here on rose ave. we wanted something to eat and just watch the sunset and this was perfect. The staff were fantastic and really accommodating with a lovely sense of humour. We went back for breakfast the next day. Seriously make this the first place to go on Venice beach

Thank Su L
Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Hostess/waitress was very rude when we first walked up. We asked when they were going to turn on the heaters and she got and attitude and said the guy that turns them on was on break and she did not know when he was returning, as if she could not just turn them on. Then we overheard her tell another... More 

Thank eliciacarter95
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Reasonable prices, great location, I always come by here when I am in LA at the beach. Will come back again :) Happy hour is the best time to go

Thank Melissa B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
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American, Bar, Cafe, Pub
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 325 Ocean Front Walk, Los Angeles, CA 90291-2409
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Venice
  • Neighbourhood: Venice
  • Phone Number: +1 310-314-4456

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Venice

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Venice has always danced to its own beat as the epicenter of bohemian culture in Los Angeles. Along the boardwalk there are street performers and local craftsmen selling their wares. Original paintings, souvenirs, and jewelry are on display. Crowds of visitors marvel at the sites while weightlifting enthusiasts pump iron in plain view, and skateboarders do their tricks around the skate park. All of it happens under the warm California sun with sprawling views of sand and sea. Heading east, the main drags of Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Main Street are lined with boutique shops, some major retail stores, art galleries and restaurants. Here the ambiance is more relaxed and upscale than the frenetic boardwalk area. Venice is a mostly walkable (and certainly bikeable) neighborhood, full of areas to explore.
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