If you’re in the market to walk amongst designer motorcycles and surfboards and then plop down and finish that powerpoint for tomorrow, Deux Ex Machina is your holy grail. There’s no doubt this cafe/art gallery/ode to the sensitive bro in Venice is a strange spot, but with their Handsome Coffee Roasters caffeine, solid food, and oddly serene back patio, it all comes together.
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