VOTED THE BEST BREAKFAST PLACE ON THE BOARDWALK
Let Figtree Cafe be the fuel for your fun. Start your morning right by stopping in for a hearty and heart-smart breakfast. Yes, for over 30 years, Figtree has been the favorite breakfast destination for hungry and healthy Venetians and patrons from all over the city and the world.
It's all about the right ingredients: Our signature pancakes and French bread dishes with organic maple syrup and our own freshly made apple sauce; home style scones, creative omelettes, steel cut oats with fresh fruit, La Brea Bakery artisan breads and granola, Nature’s Best natural & organic products, and Ground Works locally roasted organic coffee.
Start your day right with organic juices, smoothies and creative tea drinks like Mate Latte, made from organic Yerba Mate. Orchoosea velvety rich cup of flavorful Ghirardelli hot chocolate, Coffee latte with a shot of organic vanilla or hazelnut extract, Chai tea latte or espresso. Feed your morning appetite with our signature giant omelettes like the Shiitake or the Olympian, served with herb-roasted potatoes and La Brea toast. Love a good old pancake breakfast? Try Figtree’s delicious cornmeal pancakes with organic maple syrup. Got a few extra minutes to indulge? Don’t miss the “puffed” pancake, a light and delicate pancake souffle, filled with fresh seasonal fruit and dusted with a light confection.
For a healthy twist on more traditional breakfast offerings, make sure to sample our hearty smoked turkey bacon, or our very own chicken-apple sausage. The soy chorizo is a flavor sensation that wows even the most carnivorous skeptics. Savor the familiar flavor of fresh smoked salmon and cream cheese over a toasted bagel with all the trimmings, an old-school favorite.
Looking for lighter fare? Choose one of our fresh fruit non-dairy smoothies, a bowl of porridge made from organic steel-cut oats, or La Brea granola with fresh yogurt, milk or soy. There is something for every appetite at Figtree’s breakfast. Enjoy select breakfast dishes all day.
Breakfast happy hour: 50% off the entire menu, excluding alcohol 8:00AM to 9:00AM 7 days a week.
OPEN ALL DAY FROM 8 AM
What better way to take in the local flavor than sitting front and center on our ocean-front patio. Our covered patio seating nestles you in as you ready for some incredible eats. Need a little extra warmth as the sun begins to set? Stay warm and toasty with our outdoor natural gas heaters and soft blankets (just ask your server). Listen to eclectic tunes from our premier audio system or from local performers on the boardwalk. Starting to get the vibe? Now for the cuisine:
Try the California Focaccetti, a fusion dish with layers of grilled chicken, avocado, basil, sour cream jack cheese, tomatoes and spinach, all over a bed of grilled rosemary focaccia. Taste why patrons go nuts over our Far Eastern Ginger Noodles with fresh udon noodles, grilled tofu, sauteed ginger, peanuts, garlic, sesame oil and ponzu sauce; a truly inspired taste of the Orient.
Carb-conscious diners find great nutrition and intense flavor in our Pear-Walnut Salad, a delicate medley of fresh sliced green Anjou pears, rich crumbles of feta cheese and caramelized walnuts all over a bed of organic mixed greens with sesame vinaigrette. Get the energy you need from Figtree’s hearty Chopped Salad; semi-finely chopped lettuce, tomatoes, carrots, kidney & garbanzo beans, mozzarella & parmesan cheeses and balsamic vinaigrette. Add grilled chicken to make this a lean and mean body builder’s meal.
Of course no lunch or dinner is complete without the proper imbibe. Figtree Cafe offers an eclectic selection of premium bottled beers, California wines and wine cocktails, Champagne, Mimosas, Haan Vodka drinks. Red or white, coastal or valleys, each wine was hand-picked by Chef Feliciano & staff to be the perfect accompaniment to your entree. Be sure to ask your server for recommendations in pairing your plate with the perfect glass!
Come to Figtree Cafe on weekends to try Chef Feliciano’s weekend creations like jumbo seared sea scallops with mango salsa and saffron rice, or the ever-popular calamari salad with fresh chopped cabbage and a delicate citrus dressing, or munch on the always delectable selection of crisp & savory Argentinean empanadas. Also every weekend, enjoy tall glasses of red or white sangria, made from Figtree’s own recipe.
SPEND A WEEKEND IN VENICE AND EAT FOR FREE
FIGTREE CAFE is affiliated with Su Casa Venice Suites, short and extended stay apartments on the Venice Beach boardwalk. If you stay at Su Casa you get free continental breakfast from Figtree Cafe delivered to your room at no charge. Guests from all over the world rave about our fresh organic coffee, steel cut oats with fresh fruit and raisins, organic La Brea Bakery bread or home style scones made in house by our baker Gustavo, and our crunchy granola with yogurt, a healthy and delicious way to start the day in Venice Beach.
Figtree Cafe was founded in 1978 by William and Tammy Figenbaum. It started out as a small coffee shop and bakery. The Figenbaums owned it for 28 years and developed the menu with their own and their families' best kept secret recipes. In the 80's it was famous for its organic food at a time when Jane Fonda, aerobics and healthy natural foods were remarkably cool things. It was also known for its espresso and capuccino drinks. There was no other place on the boardwalk or surrounding area back then to have a good cup of coffee. Little did I know in those days that the funky Los Angeles cafe where I would often stop for a capuccino in a huge cup with the whitest foam would later become part of my family history. My ex husband Jose Bunge and I bought the restaurant in 2006. Figtree is a landmark in Venice Beach, a community of artists, entertainers, yuppies, homeless, activists, RV dwellers, retirees, very wealthy Angelenos, transported New Yorkers, and other wise settlers from all over the world. Nestled on a vast and wonderful stretch of the southern California coastline, Venice is a one of a kind beach community with the best sunsets and the biggest sky in the city of LA. It’s no wonder that Venice Beach is one of the most visited destinations in California, second only to Disneyland!
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