With a population of 31,000 and a reputation for being eclectic, there’s much to do in the beach town of Venice. You can spend an entire day on the Boardwalk and not dish out a dollar, yet still feel full from all the sights, sounds and even food samples.

While the list below could go on and on, I picked a few places that are quintessential Venice. You won’t mind dropping a few dimes in any of these fine establishments.

3 Square Café + Bakery: Serving up breakfast, lunch and dinner, there’s so much to choose from at Röckenwagner’s newly opened café. There’s Brie with caramelized pears and figs on walnut bread, bacon and cheese twists on pretzel bread and pastries and tarts (peach, yummy!).

I recommend the eggplant, parmesan and pepper frittata with grilled asparagus and Romesco sauce, the Schnitzel with lingonberries or the avocado fries with three mini burgers: salmon, beef and turkey. Delicious!

Primitivo Wine Bistro (1025 Abbot Kinney Blvd.): I’d say Primitivo is probably one of my favorite spots on Abbott Kinney. Sophisticated with a welcoming vibe, the Bistro features Spanish tapas with wonderful wine selections, including white and red sangria. They also offer a prix fixe $14 lunch with three courses.

Venice Beach Wines: Cute shops have been quietly popping up on Rose Avenue. In between Groundwork and DNA Clothing, check out this new quaint wine store. There are even small tables out front if you choose to stay and sip.

Robin’s Nest: Before you make your way to the Boardwalk, stop into this cheery, independent gourmet market and pick up a fresh baguette, thinly sliced meat and assorted olives.

If you forgot your sunblock, stop here. If you want to pick up a magazine to read while lying in the sun, here’s your chance.

Shari’s shop even carries Mr. Cecil’s Ribs! It’s a one-stop shop for practically anything and everything you need.

E Cookie (1639 Abbot Kinney Blvd.): When I first walked by this boutique on Abbot Kinney, I thought it was yet another overpriced, hoity-toity invader that thought to set up shop in my town. Thank goodness I stepped inside!

Elaine “ECookie” Francisco brings to Venice some of my favorite designers, from Lewis Cho and Anna Sui to Honeydew Lingerie. They even carry jewelry. Fashionistas, rejoice!

Harmonie: On the tip of Abbot Kinney near Washington Boulevard is another clothing boutique. This one is a little different because while they carry a lot of high-end brands as well, they also carry shoes! Affordable, adorable shoes from BC Ethic, Oh Deer! and more.

Harmonie also has men’s and home sections. If you’re looking to buy a gift for someone special, this is your spot.

Ananda: Yet another clothing boutique, but this one offers a little bit more affordable fare, ranging from Pink Studio Shoes to Free People Clothing. There’s jewelry from local artists as well.

Stop in here and see lovely Rynn, the perky, earthy girl who’s always willing to tell you if a dress is made for you or not. This shop embodies all that Venice is about: Bohemian Chic with no attitude. What more could you ask for?

Get Waxed: Finally I don’t have to travel to Silver Lake or Beverly Hills to get waxed. For those of us who refuse to visit our favorite nail salon and endure the pain of strip waxing, Get Waxed offers the amazing Blue Wax. Instead of using paper strips, the wax hardens and is pulled off directly, causing less irritation and pain.

Elisha Reverby’s salon is very grassroots. She makes her own scrubs, cleansers and moisturizers from organic food elements.

This place opened less than a year ago, so make sure you get in before the masses get wind of it. Brows range from about $15, and a Brazilian runs about $60. Venice residents get a 10 percent discount too … Score!