Bolivar Cafe & Gallery

1741 Ocean Park Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Bolivar Cafe & Gallery +

Star Foreman


  • Mon-Fri 7am-8:30pm, Sat 8am-7pm
  • $, $$
  • Catering, Delivery, Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
  • Breakfast, Lunch
  • No Alcohol
  • Street Parking
  • Reservations Not Accepted
A South American-influenced cafe and art gallery, Bolivar is designed with white walls and framed photographs, red cushy love seats sitting beside small round tables and small lamps hanging from the ceiling. The menu consists of sandwiches, salads, arepas (warm corn-based patties), teas and fresh fruit smoothies.

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