Bolivar Cafe & Gallery | Santa Monica | American, Cafe, Coffeehouse, Art Galleries | Restaurant
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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Price: $
Payment Type: MasterCard, Visa, Discover

Parking: Street

Reservations: Not Accepted

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