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Le Pain Quotidien

316 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2206
+1 310-393-6800
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (6 reviews)
“bread” (21 reviews)
“quinoa” (4 reviews)
Open Now
7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Hours
Cafe, European, French, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
316 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2206
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Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

We were very much looking forward to breakfast at LPQ, our favourite place to start the day with when traveling abroad. Other than our excellent past experiences in Amsterdam, Paris, London and New York, the Santa Monica franchise is no marketing for the brand, on...More

Thank LordSinclair
Reviewed June 22, 2018 via mobile

This small restaurant is located in an ideal location between 3rd and 4th, on Santa Monica Blvd. I ordered breakfast to go and brought it back to my hotel. There was a great breakfast menu with a lot of choice. Someone had sent me to...More

Thank Shona C
Reviewed April 18, 2018 via mobile

Always visit Le Pain when I’m in need of healthy, filling food. This place was really good, service was great. The avocado toast is always a winner, the soups are good, I like the baker’s special with avo toast, soup and quinoa salad. Raspberry lemonade...More

Thank Anne S
Reviewed February 18, 2018

It's not often you can say a breakfast was pretty-well perfect, but this was really good. We had skillet eggs with avocado, tomato and crispy onion, together with a good latte. Very friendly server, efficient and knowledgeable. Finished with pastries, nice and light. Excellent.

Thank Brett F
Reviewed December 21, 2017 via mobile

Really good cafe with gluten free options including avocado toast eggs etc coffee is above average and service mostly good

Thank glenn m
Reviewed October 23, 2017

Every day we would visit this fabulous little caffe for the perfect healthy lunch of vegetable soup followed by a green juice special. Just when you think that is just way too healthy it's dessert time....the fantastic feature at this caffe is the organic nutella...More

Thank Dr Vivienne F
Reviewed October 8, 2017 via mobile

Second visit in resent years. The quality of the ingredients are first class, simply put, the sum of the parts are definitely greater than the individual ones. Will visit again without doubt.

Thank richard m
Reviewed September 13, 2017

From sweet to savory this high quality chain offers a great balance of sweet pastries and healthy breakfast and lunch fare. The quality is exceptional and the quinoa cake (think meatloaf made with quinoa) is amazing.

Thank Adam A
Reviewed August 27, 2017 via mobile

While not inexpensive LPQ offers amazing food in a relaxed atmosphere. It allows you to unwind and on many occasions to meet new people who are also sitting at the communal table. It is always a delight.

Thank ConVivo
Reviewed July 19, 2017 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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
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We're a Belgian bakery and restaurant serving simple, wholesome and seasonal food. Le Pain Quotidien means "the daily bread" in French, and like our name suggests, we're bakers at heart. Although our handmade, organic bread is how we got our start, we serve a variety of healthy options like organic coffee, pastries, eggs, tartines, soups, salads and desserts. At Le Pain Quotidien, we believe that food should be simple, nourishing and delicious. That's why we source ingredients that are local or organic whenever possible. We also believe in the importance of eating a healthy, plant-based diet, so you'll find many vegetarian or vegan options on our menu.
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