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Le Pain Quotidien

316 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2206
+1 310-393-6800
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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“brunch” (6 reviews)
“bread” (21 reviews)
“tartine” (6 reviews)
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Cafe, French, Belgian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
316 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2206
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1 - 10 of 88 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 19 July 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
Reviewed 10 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 1 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 27 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 30 April 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 OlivierFromBrussels
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 11 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
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:30 - 19:00
07:30 - 19:00
07:30 - 19:00
07:30 - 19:00
07:30 - 19:00
07:30 - 19:00
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
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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