Local 1205, (1205 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, 90291; 310.396.6663) just opened. It’s a gourmet marketplace and café with prepared foods and sandwiches, like the AK Melt with cave-aged Gruyere, Fontina, and Grafton white cheddar; the Hot Italian with Sopressata, Prosciutto di Parma, Fontina, tomato, and hot cherry peppers. All available pressed or not. There are also Brazilian-style pizzas, salads, soups, along with a large seasonal produce section, charcuterie, assortments of cheese, artisan breads, homemade desserts, a flower market, an Italian dried-goods area, juices & tonic-infused smoothies and a raw food section. They specialize in bringing tasties from all over the world for the Cali community.
Open 8-3 am, serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night.