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May 28, 2007 12:50 PM

Westside Weekend Breakfast 6-10 Girls

This weekend, my girlfriends and I shared the first of our weekly Sunday breakfasts together. We decided to meet at the Rose Cafe in Venice because we knew they could take a party of 6 to 10 and the outdoor patio seating there is a nice way to begin the day.

While the food was okay, but the service was indifferent and inattentive, etc. As much we enjoyed sitting outside on a beautiful day, we will not be returning.

What we're looking for is a restaurant that can easily accomodate a group of our size, with good food and good service on the Westside. Veggie friendly is a plus, as well as fresh fruit and juices, but not absolutely necessary.

A friend started me with this list of possibilities (none of which I have personally dined at):

S&W Diner (she said it gets packed)
John O'Groats (ditto on packed)
Newsroom, Bev. Hills location (probably further away than most of us want to drive)
Champagne Bakery

Any input or suggestions from you would be great appreciately. Thank you!

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  1. While I do like S & W for breakfast, it is not at all conducive to a crowd your size on a weekend. Same goes with John O'Groats.

    Cafe Meditrani on Abbot Kinney has an outdoor patio in back that could accommodate a group. Their menu isn't very large, but I love their hash browns and breakfast burrito.

    Coupa Cafe in Beverly Hills (on Canon) also has a nice outdoor patio that doesn't get packed on weekends. I like their granola and white yogurt.

    1. Lilly's, 26 Beach and Mercedes Grill can accommodate larger parties for breakfast. Le Pain Quotidien in Santa Monica has a large communal table that can easily accommodate your group, as does 3 Square on Abbot Kinney.

      1. O'Groats just couldn't handle you on a weekend

        Inn of the Seventh ray would fit all the bills, but it is in Topanga Canyon and will cost you.

        1. the Brickhouse on Hampton/Brooks in Venice is a very good choice for a group that size with food preferences of that sort.

          1. 17th Street Cafe on Montana if you go earlier than later. Does Chez Mimi on 26th do a brunch? It might get pricey, but what a lovely spot!