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Bread & Porridge

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Santa Monica
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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, 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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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good for Breakfast

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2014
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Guelph, Canada
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Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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
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106 reviews 106 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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
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80 reviews 80 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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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
  • 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

Questions & Answers

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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