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2842 Colorado Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90404-3614
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Ranked #266 of 576 Restaurants in Santa Monica
Mon 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: French
Santa Monica
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Santa Monica, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Their food is mediocre. And sadly they're incredibly overpriced for what you're eating. No one should pay 7$ for a simple butter crepe.

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Just like being in France. Great food at a fair price with a French menu, food and service with NO attitude MERCI et a bientot.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Just discovered this little place. Nice. It's been in Santa Monica for a long time, so I must be the last one to find it. Menu is large enough. Wine list small, but good. Very small place, so tables are a bit close together. Service was excellent. Food was very good. We were there for lunch, and the sound level... More 

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Los Angeles
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

Always a pleasant meal in this straightforward neighborhood French restaurant. An essentially never-changing list of relatively undemanding but good French bistro dishes. Wine choices limited but good. Service friendly although zero attempt to learn the names of pretty regular customers. Noise level very comfortable.

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New York City, New York
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37 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

French food, very well prepared. Great service, excellent menu. Not fancy, but very comfortable. Excellent service. Farm to table ingredients

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San Luis Obispo, California
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42 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Stumbled across this little place, don't blink or you'll miss it. Family owned and run, all very welcoming and delightfully French. Very typical French bistro menu complete with chalk board menus, French linens and tight little tables. Very enjoyable and the food is fresh, all made on site the day of serving and delisious! Between the rosé from Rousillion (Provence)... More 

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Culver City, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

I have been there several times and would describe the meals as good to very good, but not great. The service is generally excellent. The specials of the day are written on blackboards placed on each table, which is sort of French restaurant style, and the server will generally recite some other specials as well. Compared to restaurants in France,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013 via mobile

This is a little cafe, simple straight forward and honest. As a chef, well that is all I want. I stopped in by myself at 5pm. They opened at 5:30pm and were very gracious, inviting me in. A glass of wine and country pate just what I needed. The small dining room was clean and orderly (check!), i hinted at... More 

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santa monica, CA
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Four of us went to Le Petit Café on July 9, 2013. First and foremost, I have no idea as the reason why this restaurant stands out in anyone's mind. We had just returned from our most recent trip to France...there is no way that this restaurant would compare to anything in France. Each couple began with a "crab appetizer"... More 

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Santa Monica, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

This charming, friendly French-style local eatery in Santa Monica has been a real gem for the past twenty years and still holds forth with great food and cheerful staff. We stopped by again last weekend and enjoyed their mussels – fresh and tasty in a superb broth, the Cesar salad (with whole anchovies, as requested), mushroom salad and split the... More 

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Additional Information about LE Petit Cafe

Address: 2842 Colorado Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90404-3614
Phone Number: 310-829-6792
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica
Open Hours:
Monday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisine: French

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