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Cafe Buna

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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3105 Washington Blvd, Marina del Rey, CA 90292-5550
+1 310-823-2430
06:00 - 16:00
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United States
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242 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cafe Buna has a large menu to suit all tastes and friendly staff. I had the breakfast sandwich and my husband had a burrito. This is a restaurant we would return to.

Thank TheBeachUnicorn
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is fantastic and the menu is large but the prices are out of control. Must not be a big issue as weekend mornings are packed if you don't go early.

Thank mtunender
Socorro, NM
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My hubby and I visited here because of all the gluten free options. Everything we ate was AWESOME! It is a smaller cafe, but has extensive menu for everyone. Excellent prices, portion sizes.

Thank queencamy
Waikoloa, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

After a red eye into LAX, we stopped here to get a good start on the day. Pleasant , speedy service. Food tasty, with generous portions. Not too hard to get a table at 6am.... don't know about later on in the day. Worth the stop!

Thank Muadib84
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

We are local and we love Cafe Buna. Great selection with something for everyone including gluten-free. Line usually moves quickly but even if not, worth the wait!

Thank Karen R
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

What's that saying? Go eat where the locals eat. The locals definitely eat here. The line was out the door. Little bit of a wait but definitely worth it. Café Buna cater for gluten free and the breakfasts were very filling. We did a lot while we were in Venice and this breakfast kept us going past lunch. Poached eggs... More 

Thank Brock N CJ P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

People where literally queuing out the door to get seated, definitely worth the wait Good choice of food, attentive service, reasonable price Highly recommend for breakfast

Thank Julesthur
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Breakfast lovers will definitely have plenty to choose from here. I would have given 4 stars overall if not for the pricey menu. The average cost is going to be $15-$20 per person, depending on what you choose. We both had omelettes. I got mine with hash browns and sourdough toast, but my toast came out burnt and wasn't good.... More 

Thank StephJean47
Flint, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We needed an early breakfast near LAX & Cafe Buna opens at 6am. They have gluten free options & the GF pancakes were yummy! The only complaint was that the toast was a little burnt. The service was very good as well.

Thank LarRanTravels
Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Stopped for the Corn Flakes French Toast. Not the best one I had, but very decent. Side of bacon was a bit too soft for me (I prefer my bacon crunchy) but that is a personal preference I guess. Waiter thought I had to wait to long for my soft drink, so he took it off the tab. Nice touch,... More 

Thank Anders K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:00 - 16:00
06:00 - 16:00
06:00 - 16:00
06:00 - 16:00
06:00 - 16:00
06:00 - 16:00
06:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3105 Washington Blvd, Marina del Rey, CA 90292-5550
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marina del Rey>  > Venice
  • Neighbourhood: Venice
  • Phone Number: +1 310-823-2430

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

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