When Matt mentioned he’d been invited to meet a friend at the Hinano Café in Venice Beach, I invited myself to tag along to try their burgers. Matt got a chili burger, I got a cheeseburger and our friend got a bacon burger. The place was just as everyone described on Yelp: a dive bar with good music and a few pool tables; beer and wine to accompany a small menu, highlighted by basic but really good burgers; cash only. I am happy to report we can now join in the rave reviews! If you are looking for a great hamburger near the beach without a hefty price tag, take yourself to Hinano Café in Venice.