breakfast between Anaheim and Santa Barbara
We're driving from Anaheim (Disney) up the Santa Barbara on the Wed morning before Thanksgiving and am wondering where would be a great place to stop for breakfast along the way? While I'm at it we'll be returning from Santa Barbara to LAX on the Sat following and need a good quick lunch spot before LAX? Thank you.
Since you most likely will be on major freeways for both these trips this is a tough one for recommendations. If you have the extra time I would take Highway One from Santa Barbara down the Mailbu Coast to the Santa Monica Interstate 10 link to the 405 which will take you to LAX. And then you can see what might look good for breakfast along this more remote Highway 1 - and try this question also on the LA Chowhound group for both destinations because you will most likely want to stop well before Santa Barbara which is where the California Chowhound forum starts its jurisdiction.
Depending on the time you're driving through (I'm guessing) Santa Monica, my first three immediate choices would be (in alphabetical order) Amandine (a few blocks from Santa Monica in West LA), Bite (just off the 10 in east Santa Monica) and Clementine (on Wilshire by 10th). If you're cruising through Venice, hit up 3 Square on Abbot Kinney.
3 Square Cafe
1121 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291