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Bread & Porridge

2315 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403-5801
310-453-4941
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Ranked #156 of 561 restaurants in Santa Monica
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Eclectic, International
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Santa Monica, California
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Bread and Porridge (B&P) is a trendy neighborhood eatery. Has excellent breakfast food well prepared with only fresh "organic" ingredients. It is small in size. Most often very busy. Even when not busy service is strangely slow. Yes they get you seated as soon as possible. Yes they offer menu's and bring beverages as soon as possible. No they don't... More

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Santa Monica, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

Bread and Porridge is the ultimate neighborhood brunch experience. Friendly service, nice atmosphere and wonderful old fashioned omelette and healthy side orders. Salads and sandwiches are also very tasty.

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Whistler, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

I am a connoisseur of this traditional Mexican delicacy, seeking out the best when ever I am not in Mexico. And am happy to report that this version is as good as any I have had the pleasure to eat in Mexico. This street side cafe, boasts a lovely patio, with extremely friendly wait staff and a well thought out... More

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England
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013 via mobile

We wanted to have a proper breakfast in a non chain diner that wasn't full of people 'wanting to be seen' and we were not disappointed. The quality of food was excellent, lovely fresh juices, attentive but unobtrusive service and very accommodating of our request for plentiful supplies of hot milk for our coffee! Couldn't recommend more highly.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

The fice of us all had something different and enjoyed everything. My spinach cheese omelet was huge and made with 2 eggs. The potatoes were crisp and tasty. A friend ordered oatmeal. Thenportion was huge and came with fruit, brown sugar and milk. Too much to even finish. The couches are wasted space and packed so close together with the... More

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Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

If that is not a good enough reason to patronize the place, how about the excellent food? It is delicious.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

We ate at Bread and Porridge for brunch. We had to wait but the couches were comfortable to relax on. The wait staff were pleasant. I ordered the Mac and Cheese which was a $9 starter. It was too cheesy for me, and I couldn't really eat more than a few bites. My friend got the grilled cheese sandwich on... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

Amazing food, great service. A good place for a breakfast meeting. The french press coffee is worth the trip alone.

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Desertio
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59 reviews 59 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

Bread and porridge is housed in a small storefront along Wilshire Avenue in Santa Monica. It is unprepossessing from the outside, but staffed with old-school waiters in starched white shirts, ties, and crispy clean aprons.....all anxious to serve your whims. Our whims were of the breakfast variety, so I can only comment on those offerings. The coffee was stout and... More

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Halifax, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

B & P was a short drive up the street from our hotel. The service was attentive and prompt. My blueberry pancakes were outrageously good. I would visit Santa Monica again just for the pleasure of eating here.

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