About 99 years ago, Cesar Menotti christened a buffet in Venice, Los Angeles. A few years later, prohibition motivated him to open a speakeasy in his buffet’s basement. Now, Louie and Annette Ryan of the that location’s current identity, the Townhouse, have partnered with ace barista Christopher “nicely” Abel Alameda and co-conspirator Derek G Taylor. Together, their kindness, humanity, and espresso expertise are bring good times back to the neighborhood. Menotti’s is open from 7am to 7pm every day, inspiring the neighborhood’s chocolate lovers, latte lovers, beach lovers, and love lovers with fashion, flair, and four barrel coffee. menottis02 menottis03 menottis04