Flake

Finally, a Venice breakfast spot that’s open early—6:30 during the week, 7 on weekends. Cereal’s the star here, from Kashi to Kix, Corn Flakes to Lucky Charms, McCann’s oatmeal to Reese’s Puffs. All can be splashed with rice, soy, almond, organic, or lactose-free milk. Hearty sandwiches like the Fatty (smoked turkey breast, Swiss cheese, and avocado on a toasted bagel or croissant) or the pressed caprese can be chased by the excellent açai bowl—a generous cup of frozen blended açai (the Brazilian wonder berry) that has a goopy gelato-like consistency and comes topped with hemp granola and banana slices.