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La Monarca Bakery

1300 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403-5411
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Ranked #201 of 554 restaurants in Santa Monica
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Mar 22, 2014
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Los Angeles, California
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32 restaurant reviews
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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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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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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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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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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