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Bread & Porridge

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2315 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403
+1 310-453-4941
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7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Bread & Porridge restaurant welcomes you! Since 1994 we've served our...
Bread & Porridge restaurant welcomes you! Since 1994 we've served our friends in Santa Monica simply prepared American food, elegantly presented in a friendly relaxed atmosphere. Visit us at 2315 Wilshire Boulevard for an old-fashioned Breakfast starting at 7 am. Breakfast is served all day. Lunch starts at 11 am. The kitchen closes at 3 pm.
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    Very good
  • 6
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A nice easy place is SM- great for breakfast and lunch

Wonderful service at this Wilshire Bl. eatery. Nice menu for lunch, brunch, breakfast with classic options and some really great healthy treats. Wait staff is wonderful, price is good and a nice pleasant easy way to have a meal.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
judyjetson
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los angeles
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los angeles
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Wonderful service at this Wilshire Bl. eatery. Nice menu for lunch, brunch, breakfast with classic options and some really great healthy treats. Wait staff is wonderful, price is good and a nice pleasant easy way to have a meal.

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Manhattan Beach, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015 via mobile

I enjoy the vibe here in the morning for breakfast and in the early afternoon for breakfast or lunch. The large serving of their Chili arrived in a bowl and was very soup-like; you know, it was totally XLNT! I am so always receiving chunky chili but this soupy-like chili surprised and delighted my taste buds. My partners pasta needed... More 

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Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

The best breakfast in L.A. area. The fresh squeezed orange juice was heaven, the french press coffee excellent. My eggs were cooked just as I ordered...once over medium, few restaurant get that right. Quality great, servings generous, selections for breakfast makes it hard to decide but not overwhelming. Everyone at our table was more than pleased.

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Mark R, Owner at Bread & Porridge, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to let us know how we are doing. I’m especially gratified that you noticed that the orange juice at Bread & Porridge is truly fresh-squeezed. We use only ripe sweet California Valencia oranges and we squeeze our orange juice every morning. FYI, for your next visit, we also offer grapefruit juice; just as fresh and... More 

Guelph, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

If you like sausage, they have a big selection and they take pride in their sausage. I had the cilantro turkey sausage and liked it. My eggs where the usual standard. My daughter had blueberry pancakes and they were very generous with the blueberries. Service was excellent. I would have liked to see some loose leaf teas instead of standard... More 

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Tucson
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I have now had breakfast here several times when visiting Santa Monica from out of state. The food is uniquely good and somewhat different from standard breakfast dishes, though retaining the character of southwestern Americana. It is also priced well, considering where it is (which probably explains the crowds we often found). You can't go wrong if you are looking... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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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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
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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2315 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighborhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-453-4941

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Southwestern, American

Description

Bread & Porridge restaurant welcomes you! Since 1994 we've served our friends in Santa Monica simply prepared American food, elegantly presented in a friendly relaxed atmosphere. Visit us at 2315 Wilshire Boulevard for an old-fashioned Breakfast starting at 7 am. Breakfast is served all day. Lunch starts at 11 am. The kitchen closes at 3 pm.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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