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Feb 24, 2010 12:59 PM

Breakfast on the Water

What is the best place to get a weekend breakfast on the water in Los Angeles? Preferably between the Marina and Santa Monica.

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  1. Back on the Beach (right on the beach as the name implies) or even Gladstone's (the one meal they actually do well) both would be good choices.

    Back On the Beach
    2024 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90404

    Gladstone Restaurant
    17300 Pacific Coast Hwy, Pacific Palisades, CA 90265

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    1. re: Servorg

      No matter how hard I try, the only thing I think Gladstone's does well is some drinks at the bar, that's it. Can't even bring myself to eat breakfast there. And it would be so convenient...

      I hear Cora's Coffee Shop has decent breakfast, on Ocean in SM, between Pico & Colorado. But probably doesn't have a view.

      I've also heard Hash, in the Erwin hotel on the Venice Boardwalk, serves a good breakfast, but haven't been myself yet.

    2. the outdoor restaurant at shutters. Used to be called pedals, might be called something else now.

      1. Dukes of Malibu has a nice Sunday Brunch and an even better view.

        Duke's Malibu
        21150 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265

        1. It kind of depends on what you're looking for. My vote would be Figtree Cafe, which is right on the strand and has fantastic people watching and very good food, but isn't a great option if you want something fancy. If you want more of an upscale atmosphere, Geoffrey's has a fantastic view and the food at brunch is solid.

          I really like Cora's as rec'd above, but it doesn't have a view of the water.

          1. I've always enjoyed the Warehouse. Sit outside and look out into the marina/boat docks.

            I also like the Lobster but, theirs in more lunch fare -no eggs and bacon.

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            1. re: Kitchen Queen

              the view at the warehouse is lovely, but, imho, their food is anything but.

              for the same view, but with food that's GOOD, i'd hit the sunday brunch at cafe del rey.
              it's a three course prixe fixe for $35/pp.

              imho, worth every penny.

              be aware that the brunch is only offered on sundays