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Best breakfast during the week near Santa Monica?

I'm looking at M Street Kitchen.

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  1. Near Santa Monica or in Santa Monica? There are so many great places in Santa Monica itself! M Street is one, Urth is another, Omelet Parlour is an old favorite of mine, all of Main Street has great breakfast places, it's basically about taking your pick! Then, near the Promenade, there's Jinky's, Jack and Jills, Le Pain Quotidian, and much more.

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    1. re: yogachik

      Well we are shopping at the 3rd Street Promenade, but are willing to drive as well.

    2. we had breakfast at Cora's Coffee Shop twice a month ago when we were in the area. Fabulous huevos rancheros and great orange pancakes. I would seek out the restaurant any time I am back there.

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      1. re: veggielover

        I go to Cora's fairly often and highly recommend it. It's well executed and create comfort food. It is a Bruce Marder restaurant - who also owns Capo.

        1. re: veggielover

          Cora's was better before Marder bought it! one of the great greasy spoons evah! now an egg breakfast is $15!

          1. re: lapizzamaven

            Ah...you jest! If you prefer that kind of food - you can get that at Norm's. Or Denny's. Or IHOP. But if you like the funkiness - Snug Harbor is your joint.

            Cora's breakfast offerings are kinda awesome. Check it out. For a grand breakfast, this is one my favs. Slap your hangover into submission with a big breakfast at Cora's, followed by a nap. My only complaint are the lines on Sundays. So I go during the week.

            http://www.corascoffee.com/menu/

            1. re: foodiemahoodie

              I agree the portions are huge. Couldn't finish breakfast either day, but so worth it.

            2. re: lapizzamaven

              cheap, greasy spoon, meals are ubiquitious.
              finding decent food for under $20/pp out-the-door is more difficult.

          2. A little bit farther north and west of M street are two really good bakeries, Huckleberry and Milo & Olive both on Wilshire Boulevard.

            http://www.huckleberrycafe.com/
            http://www.miloandolive.com/

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              1. I love Sung Harbor on Wilshire near 23rd St. Great 1940's style diner with good food and the very nice people who run it. Open at 6am daily.
                http://www.snugharbor.us/Home.html

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                1. re: wienermobile

                  I know it's a typo - but that's Snug Harbor (in case someone tries to track down Sung Harbor which sounds like a Chinese restaurant).

                2. Uncle Bill's in Manhattan Beach is the best if you do not mind taking a pleasant ride down the coast.