Cafés & Bakeries

People in Venice Florida like to go out for breakfast and lunch, so the city has lots of fine places for it. (Most of these places are not open in the evening.)

Upper Crust Café & Bakery

Upper Crust Café & Bakery, Venice Florida

Located at 213 West Venice Avenue, just west of Nokomis Avenue, this is my favorite place for scones hot from the oven. The café serves a full breakfast and lunch menu with lots of pasrties, but the scones—orange, cranberry, blueberry, chocolate, etc.—are the stars. Sit inside or at sidewalk tables.

Croissant & Co.

French pastries at Croissant & Co., Venice Florida
Authentic French pastries, made right here…

A real French pastry chef with a properly-equipped kitchen for making croissants, pain au chocolat, pain aux raisins, tarts with apple, peach, pear…the challenge here is not what to order, but when to stop.

French bread and rolls, excellent sandwiches, soups and other light meals are available to enjoy in the dining room, or to take away.

Venice Wine & Coffee Company

Find your morning brew and evening sip at this fine coffee-and-wine shop, 201 West Venice Avenue, corner of Nokomis.

Island Coffee

At 200 Miami Avenue West, corner of Nokomis, go here for the coffee first, and for light meals as well.

Art Caffè at Venice Art Center

Venice Art Center, Venice Florida
Venice Art Center: art, but coffee and light meals too!

You go to the Venice Art Center to see fine art or to learn how to make it, but while you-re there—or even if you’re not there for a class—enjoy a snack and/or beverage at the Art Caffè, 390 Nokomis Avenue South, across from the Venice Public Library.

Blu’ Island Bistro

Look for this fine breakfast-and-lunch restaurant attached to the Island Sun Inn Hotel at 625 Tamiami Trail South, just a bit south and across the street from Venice Regional Hospital.

Suncoast Café

Suncoast Air Center, general aviation terminal, Venice Florida
Suncoast Air Center

Who’d think to look in the general aviation terminal (the Suncoast Air Center) at Venice Municipal Airport, 400 Airport Avenue, for a good brekfast-and-lunch place?

Lots of Venetians! Chef Tony makes his own potato chips right here—they’re a must-have—along with traditional soups and sandwiches, some with a Caribbean touch from his Jamaican home.