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Le Pain Quotidien

) #83 of 527 Restaurants in Santa Monica $$ - $$$ Cafe, French,
316 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2206
+1 310-393-6800
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Overview
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (6 reviews)
“tartine” (6 reviews)
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CUISINES
Cafe, French, Belgian, European, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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Value
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LOCATION
316 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2206
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1 - 10 of 86 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here with family aged 13 to 82 and everybody loved it! The youngest had an amazing avocado toast and a chocolate croissant so she was happy. The older members tried Parisian ham sandwich delicious - and took half a loaf of the outstanding bread...More

Thank Ingrid M
Reviewed 11 June 2017

If you like French food (even though they are from Belgium ) this is like paradise. Delicious pastries for breakfast or dessert for lunch. Some of the product are on the pricey side for those on a budget.

Thank R6258SWbrunom
Reviewed 2 June 2017

After a couple of PQ visits, they have a predictable menu, but the food is consistently good and the service friendly. Their lattes are brewed carefully and poured artistically into your large cup.... feels like a short visit to Paris. In the PQ in Beverly...More

Thank mongoose1950
Reviewed 28 May 2017

This place is a vegan's paradise. The food is different, fresh, delicious and their choices are many. It is located in a very popular spot and attracts a good crowd.

Thank 182jr
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Being Belgian, it's always a pleasure to find a PQ somewhere in the world. This one is very well located, has a lovely terrace and an inner court that is cool too. They say that it will be closed - which I find VERY sad,...More

Thank Olivier O
Reviewed 21 April 2017

I recently had breakfast here and was pleasantly surprises at the great quality and atmosphere. Omelette was awesome and it comes with amazing toast and a small salad. Coffee great too along with fast service. Looked like there were a lot of regulars in there...More

Thank allnines1414
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Tough to give this place a fair rating as I thought it was a little weird and different, but not necessarily in a bad way. The food was good, the service was good and the atmosphere was nice. Not necessarily the best breakfast I had...More

Thank Rob K
Reviewed 30 March 2017

We had a delicious breakfast as a family there. I liked that they have tasty and healthy options for kids as well. Definitely recommending!

Thank Elif C
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Downtown Santa Monica has undergone a renovation and is full of trendy shops and cafes. Le Pain is one of the trendy cafes of which I speak. The menu is simple and delicious with many vegan options. Lattes come in large bowls to warm your...More

Thank Edmund P
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I love their selection of breads and their strong coffee. The hearty soups are the way to go as they are served with the fresh bread. I like the communal table seating but you can also have your own.

Thank LAVict0ria
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Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a
balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a
thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers,
roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the
famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles
weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa
Monica pier spins high above the water, while park
revelers scream with delight riding the roller
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 19:00
Monday
07:30 - 19:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 19:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 19:00
Thursday
07:30 - 19:00
Friday
07:30 - 19:00
Saturday
07:30 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 316 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2206
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-393-6800
Description
Le Pain Quotidien serves simple, elegant boulangerie fare made with organic ingredients whenever possible: breakfast, tartines, pastries and handmade organic bread & many vegan and vegetarian options.
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