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1300 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403-5411
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English first
Los Angeles, California
20 reviews 20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Had heard about this place and had the opportunity to visit. Stephanie was an angel and we enjoyed all of the items. Will return. They donate to a Mexican sanctuary for Monarch butterflies.

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47 reviews 47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

I've noticed La Monarca before but never really bothered to walk in. I almost didn't this time as I was trying to find the Starbucks that Google said was nearby (I never made it to Starbucks, I think it's in the Vons across the street). I was in front of La Monarca and hesitated to go in because it was... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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110 reviews 110 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

La Monarca Bakery celebrates Mexico's baking tradition to its best. If you are in Santa Monica stop by in the morning get a mexican style hot chocolate and a "concha" dip it and sip it slowly it will confort you like a hug from your mother!!! If you a more hungry make time for Molletes... their's are delicious, a lovely... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

This place is really lovely. They have a large selection of delicious pastries that they make in-house. Their coffee was really good, but definitely made me feel a little cracked out. Too strong for me. There isn't too much seating, but there's some.

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68 reviews 68 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

La Monarca is new to me and was I impressed by the selection and freshness of their stuff. They also serve soups, salads and sandwiches which also looked delicious.

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Santa Monica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Friendly Staff, great coffee (cafe d oja is my favorite, but is only served in the morning). Love the conchas and wedding cookies too.

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Los Angeles, California
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83 reviews 83 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

The majority of the customers come here for a decent cup of coffee and to use the free wireless internet. Staff is friendly and helpful. Their strawberry shortcake slice was too sweet for my taste. But the box of wedding cookies were excellent. It's a departure from Starbucks and in my neighborhood. Better and less expensive mexican pastries are available... More 

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42 reviews 42 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Got my daughters birthday cake here. Strawberry organic cake ... Delish. Fresh, light, whipped cream like frosting--i dont usually like frosting but this was great. Other pastries are also super. Highly recommend.

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Santa Monica
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2012

It's nice to go some place other than a typical Starbucks or Coffee Bean for a coffee break and a snack. You self serve yourself from cabinets displaying a variety of choices; something sweeter to a basic fresh roll. They also have a few hot bakery related items that can be ordered and would be considered a light meal. Good... More 

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Additional Information about La Monarca Bakery

Address: 1300 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403-5411
Phone Number: 310-451-1114
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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