Writing the next great American novel takes commitment, courage, and the ability to seamlessly splice together passages from Huckleberry Finn and Moby Dick. Start your next project in the ideal café setting with today's Groupon: for $9, you get $20 worth of organic coffee, tea, sandwiches, and more at Vees Cafe, approximately one mile east of Culver City.
The Vees Cafe baristas brew organic, fair-trade coffees and taste-bud-tingling loose-leaf teas alongside an expansive menu of café fare. Pep up with a creamy espresso beverage, such as an artfully designed vanilla latte ($3.25 for a medium, $3.50 for a large), or clear minds with a jasmine-flower green tea ($2.75) and let soothing scents sweep away any dust-gathering reserves of Nintendo codes.
Breakfast and lunch dishes greet grumbling tummies with protein-packed omelets ($8.75), grilled paninis ($8.75–$9.75), and a quartet of zesty salads ($7.25–$8.50). Meanwhile, saccharine cravings meet their velvety match in Vees Cafe’s oreo milk shake ($3.95), and mango meets its true love—strawberry—in a delicious smoothie ($3.95). While tickling tonsils with a bevy of sips and bites, Vees Cafe displays an evolving collection of local art on its walls, merging the worlds of coffee and culture with community art shows and espresso-themed sing-alongs.
- I love it here and the staff is incredible! Great watermelon drink and mint lemonade. Southwest salad, tuna panini, a caprese panini, and a spicy chicken panini. Yummy! – Zochi F., Yelp, 11/17/10
- Delicious hot paninis. Their blended coffee drinks are also very good. Very affordable, very tasty and very healthy. – adam w., Yelp, 12/19/09
Vees Café’s cooks plate up healthful breakfasts, sandwiches, and salads, while baristas deftly pour organic coffees, freshly brewed loose-leaf teas, homemade cold-pressed juices. Or try a fruit smoothie like the new Green Beast, which is packed with powerful protein, kale, spinach, and avocado. Omelets can be customized with toppings such as turkey bacon, black-forest ham, spinach, onion, fresh basil, and provolone cheese, and the tortilla of a breakfast burrito hugs scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese, black beans, mushrooms, and chicken in a loving embrace. Or order the Just Protein Scramble, with egg whites, whole wheat toast, and chicken breast, which can be served with an organic salad or breakfast potatoes. Tortillas make an encore appearance during lunch, emerging from the kitchen as wholesome wraps stuffed with tuna salad and alfalfa sprouts, and choice of a side salad. Free WiFi dances through the air, bouncing off Vees Café’s ever-changing collection of artwork and allowing laptops to drink their fill of Internet.