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Jul 7, 2006 10:02 PM

ISO Great Lunch on a Patio

I'm looking for a great, but relatively inexpensive place (under $10 for a salad or sandwich) around Santa Monica/Brentwood/Beverly Hills area that serves breakfast/lunch and has a good, spacious patio. (I already know of Coral Tree Cafe)

I go to UCLA so I've already hunted out every spot in Westwood and am looking to expand my summer school studying during lunch options, so any help is appreciated!

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  1. How about Cora's on Ocean near Pico?

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      1. re: New Trial

        Thanks! I hadn't heard of Cora's and with your and kevin's rec I'll definitely check it out.

      2. Lilly's in Marina Del Rey on Abbot Kinney has 10-11$ lunches every day, beautiful garden/patio.

        1. cora's is dynamite, great burgers, and great huevos rancheros, and great steak and eggs, good stuff over all. also, nice double-crusted pies for dessert with freshly whipped cream.

          1. Urthe Caffe

            Cheesecake Factory in Brentwood

            The Farm in Beverly Hills (depending on what you order, you can get away with under $10)

            Brentwood Country Mart (Zen Zoo Tea Cafe, City Bakery, etc.)

            BTW, if you've never been, the UCLA business school's cafe's pretty nice.

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            1. re: chica

              I didn't realize UCLAnderson had a cafe, I'll have to check it out, hopefully it's better than the rest of food on campus. Thanks for the others, I'll definitely check them out!

            2. Whatever you do don't eat on Montana! I can't believe that neighborhood would put up with the crappy food choices that they have. We ate at a litte outdoor cafe near 13th on the northside of the street. I have conveniently forgotten the name, but the food was so mediocre and blah I couldn't believe this place could survive!