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La Monarca Bakery

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1300 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403-5411
310-451-1114
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6:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great place to have a causal date

The bakery is quite quaint and has some seating for you to sit down and enjoy a lovely drink. You must get a slice of their cakes along with a cappuccino or tea! Also it is all homemade and it definitely shows through their wonderful pastries!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
Cara V
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

The bakery is quite quaint and has some seating for you to sit down and enjoy a lovely drink. You must get a slice of their cakes along with a cappuccino or tea! Also it is all homemade and it definitely shows through their wonderful pastries!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

I have nothing but great things to say. This is a small Mexican Bakery that doesn't attract a crowd by any stretch. I get the feeling it's a place known only to locals, which is why I hope this review will change that! We stumbled across this bakery in our search for breakfast the first morning we were in Hollywood.... More 

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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014 via mobile

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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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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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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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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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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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>  > 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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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1300 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403-5411
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighborhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: 310-451-1114

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
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

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