LA has no shortage of Australian cafes. The same way Angelenos pick up and move to Australia during their quarter life crisis, Australians seem to do the same to LA, and settle in at coffee shops across the city, bringing with them their flat whites and breakfast-not-brunch culture. Compared to the competitive landscape, Great White isn’t all that different. It just happens to be particularly cute, have a perfect indoor-outdoor set up, and be a block away from the beach, right across the iconic Venice sign.
The space is airy and bright, with rattan lanterns and low seating bringing in the beachy breeze. The food is colorful and packed with fresh seasonal produce in a way that is equally Australian cool as it is California cool, just asking to be posted on social media, a healthyish spread of abundance that simply glows in the sunlit tables. This is peak west LA and we love it for that.
Go here for: a daytime meal that makes you question your stance on living west of the 405
Order this: pretty much any of their breakfast bowls, and definitely coffee
Amount of time to spend: it’s a nice place to hang out for an hour or two for a leisurely breakfast or lunch
When to come: early in the morning means no wait, it fills up quickly and there’s always a good crowd hanging out on the weekends
Parking: is mostly metered in this area. They have a little lot out front with hourly parking. Mornings are usually pretty chill, but weekends and peak beach hours can be a pain to find parking.
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Last visited: March 2019
Last updated: June 2020