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Staying up in Santa Monica after a Malibu shindig and would love some suggestions for a good breakfast place in Santa Monica open Sat. mornings.


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  1. Try The Victorian, Amelias or Omellette parlor.

    1. Swingers (Lincoln), Shelter Cove (Wilshire), Daisy Cafe (Pico), Calahans (Wilshire).

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      1. re: OldLA

        Shelter Cove? Where is that? Or is that a code word for Snug Harbor?

      2. Rose Cafe in the Santa Monica/Venice area is delicious. I especially like how you can have a leisurely, full-service meal out on the patio, or grab a quick serve-yourself meal inside or on the side patio.

        If you're willing to head over to the west side of Santa Monica, Snug Harbor is one of my favorites for breakfast. The nearby Bread & Porridge has its own following too.

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        1. re: TracyS

          I like the food at Rose ok, but it seems way over priced and they have a small menu. The setting is nice, but I wish that there were better options with better prices.

        2. Jack n Jill's on 5th and Santa Monica or Cora's Coffee Shoppe on Ocean

          1. I had a late breakfast just today at the Broadway Deli, having not been in several years. It was--as ever--terrific.

            Certainly not diner-(or for that matter deli-)cheap, but everything was very well-executed and fresh.

            1. jinky's is fun and yummy 2nd/broadway
              maxwell's on washington/ walgrove

              1. Pacific Dining Car (pacificdiningcar.com) has a branch in SM. It's open 24 hours, like the original location, and serves a very nice breakfast filet and eggs, among other things.

                1. Patrick's Roadhouse on West Channel at PCH just outside of Santa Monica. Gunky old 70's place with serious charm and great food.

                  1. Lemon ricotta pancakes at Shutter's!

                    1. I disagree on Swingers. It's really not that good at all.

                      I've heard great things about Cora's but it's so small that when I tried to go it wasn't worth the wait. I really like heading over to Main street in SM for breakfast/brunch. Omlett (sp?) parlour is really yummy, i love their breakfast tacos. I'm a big fan of Urth cafe, as well. The Firehouse and the Rose Cafe are also great. They're both on Main street and Rose.
                      There are two place's named joe's that I like too. One is on main street, a little diner. The other is much nicer but not too pricey. It's on abbot kinney. I recommend the patio if it's a nice day.

                      1. Love Patrick's Roadhouse. Prefer Bread and Porridge over Snug Harbor. Blueberry Country Kitchen is also fantastic but haven't been there in a few years. May've closed (I'm having trouble accessing their website). Cafe Montana (on Montana) also great (for lunch, too).

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                        1. re: pastahound

                          Blueberry is gone, replaced by Jack and Jills.

                        2. i love bread and porridge