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Back on the Beach Cafe

445 Palisades Beach Rd, Santa Monica, CA 90402-1601
+1 310-393-8282
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good46%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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“brunch” (9 reviews)
“salad” (18 reviews)
“french toast” (5 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
445 Palisades Beach Rd, Santa Monica, CA 90402-1601
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great breakfast place. Right on the beach. Very generous portions. Wife had breakfast burrito and I had pancakes with blueberries. Blueberries were fresh. A must go place

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank paulsT5342KJ
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have eaten at Back On The Beach several times. The restaurant has tables outside in the sand with umbrellas or seating with great window views inside. The windows open wide so that even inside you get the ocean feeling. The food is great but...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank musegades
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a treat! Casual cafe literally on the beach with ample indoor and outdoor seating. Watch the locals running with their dogs, skateboarding, or playing volleyball! True CA feel here! Large selection of delicious breakfast and lunch items served throughout the day. Very friendly service,...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank DRS69
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While looking for a handy lunch place we spotted this place right off the beach. Was very handy as we were able to leave our bikes right outside. There are tables in the sand outside and also inside if you prefer the shade! The grilled...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank LeisureGuy32
Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed our breakfast sitting outside with our feet in the sand. The servers were very friendly and kept our coffee cups full. We just had toast and granola but it was really delicious.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Beanie14
Reviewed September 19, 2018 via mobile

I have been here a few times in the past. Location is great, the food is just okay but service is terrible. The host Ashley was actually careless and kind of rude. Its a shame this great location could be so much better. The crew...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Maya663
Reviewed September 16, 2018

A fabulous place to sit literally on the beach, on the sand, under an umbrella. The ocean is right in your face, and the ambiance is utterly beachy. There is a great menu and every item I've had has been just wonderful. I particularly like...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank gotboxr
Reviewed September 9, 2018

Beautiful beachy ambiance coupled with delicious, wide ranging menu. Breakfast, lunch, dinner offerings. Highly recommend!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Alva920
Reviewed September 7, 2018

$10+ for two eggs is pretty ridiculous. Pretty much anywhere else would include bacon, and still charge less than that. Be that as it may, the food is good and the location is great. It's right on the beach, and has indoor and outdoor seating....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank FilmScoreComposer
Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

Was recommended this place a number of times and it does what it says on the tin. Really enjoyed it. Had lunch and dinner here over our stay. Good food, solid menu (enough options but not too many), caters well for kids They also rent...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank ndwalsh
Santa Monica
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thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers,
roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the
famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles
weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa
Monica pier spins high above the water, while park
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March 25, 2016|
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Response from OutofAfrica660213 | Reviewed this property |
Hi , we have been celebrating a birthday breakfast. So diificult for me to talk about the other dishes. But i had an excellent French Toast, very good bread, my friends scrambled eggs have been very good and the fruit salad... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Scenic view, Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 445 Palisades Beach Rd, Santa Monica, CA 90402-1601
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighborhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-393-8282
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