Superba is a large restaurant open all day, but you’ll want to go there around pastry time. The patio and large wooden tables welcome all the freelancers in Venice, they usually come with their iMacs and their desire to launch an app, a start-up or simply conquer the world. No one will judge you either if you arrive right after your surfing class, with sand between your toes and an empty stomach. The secret is to keep the comfort food menu for later, and head straight to the wooden bar on your right, below the Fleetwood Mac poster: that’s where the croissants, raspberry shortcakes, black sesame pain au chocolat and scones await you…

Address: 1900 Lincoln Blvd, Venice, CA 90291

Opening hours: Monday-Sunday 7AM-10PM

Menu: superbafoodandbread.com

Reservations: (310) 907-5075 or OpenTable

Style: Bakery

Price: Pastries $2.5-9, Bowls $8-14

Neighborhood: Venice

Best for: Snack