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Mar 18, 2007 06:38 PM

Best Breakfast Santa Monica/Brentwood

Have two friends visiting from out-of-town this week and we're meeting up for a later breakfast. We're all students, so something on the cheaper side is preferable. Any thoughts on good places on Montana, Wilshire or Santa Monica?


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  1. Hi - There are 2 thoughts... and forgive if these aren't exactly in your locations I'm still getting the lay of the land.
    1) Go to City Bakery in the Brentwood Country Mart. For a real breakfast it might cost you $10 but you can also get a famous pretzel croissant (or a scone or a muffin) and coffee for about $5.
    2) Check out Vienna Cafe on Melrose at N. Fuller. They are known for their eggs benefict on pretzel rolls (I really didn't intend for this to be a pro-pretzel post but it just happened!), and they also do that LA thing of serving pasta with egg & bacon, really good for out-of-towners, costs about $10 if I recall.

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    1. re: marlyd

      If Vienna Cafe is on Melrose at N. Fuller, then it is nowhere near Brentwood and Santa Monica.

    2. Grab pastries at Amandine on Wilshire.

      Blue Plate on Montana.

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      1. re: Emme

        Second Amandine -- Wilshire, just west of Bundy, north side of the street. Terrific pastries, particularly Danish (which they spell "denish") and incredibly flaky croissants.

      2. Venture over to the Rose Cafe on Rose Ave in Venice. Great place to linger with friends

        1. My suggestions (to capture the California experience) would be Fred's Back on Broadway (2024 Broadway, Santa Monica, 3104-53-8919 ) which has a nice outdoor patio in the book and Jack & Jill's (510 Santa Monica Blvd.); website is

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          1. re: Bria Silbert

            Mmm i like Jack & Jill's. Their chili omelette is good but definitely not the best way to start your day.

          2. i've yet to find a great breakfast on the w. side, and i've tried just about everything. by great i mean something like Prune in NYC, with its homemade lamb sausages, unbelievable poached eggs, etc. there a chef is at work