From Our Editors
Venus: A User’s Guide
- Breakfast: french toast
- Brunch: chicken sausage scramble with home fries and a muffin
- Dinner: piri piri chicken with potatoes and wilted kale
What to Drink Early in the day, sip on some small-producer coffee. Later on, try one of the wines from a lengthy list of organic and biodynamic wineries.
Where to Sit: Venus has an open kitchen, which allows for great views of culinary magic in action. It can get a little hectic, though, so if you want a quieter, more low-key dining experience, ask for a table farther away from that area.
When to Go: breakfast or brunch, if only to get the French toast. But also because those meals are what Venus has built its stellar reputation upon.
Exposed brick, chalkboards with handwritten specials, and wall-length booths work together to create a cozy diner vibe. In a past life, Venus was known as the Happy Belly Cafe before moving to these old-school digs and renaming itself in 2000.
Know Before You Go
- The menu here is strictly seasonal. The farm-to-table ingredients are collected from local ranches, farmers, and dairies.
- There are plenty of gluten-free and vegan options available.
- Venus subscribes to the Slow Food movement, which is a widespread grassroots effort emphasizing support for local purveyors, preservation of food culture, and protection of the environment. Learn more about it here.