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Coast Beach Cafe & Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Santa Monica
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1 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405-1063 (Appian Way)
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Louisville, Colorado
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Coast was delightfully quiet and calm, but active enough to be interesting. It is somewhat overpriced (e. g. to get bread you have to pay $5 and a glass of wine starts at $14) but my wife's swordfish was probably the best swordfish I have ever tasted. The whole meal, with roasted eggplant, was superb. My ahi tuna Nicoise was... More 

Thank CO_Family_of_Four
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The best Lobster Roll I have had in a long time......thank you Dylan for nudging me to order it! Relaxing atmosphere with dining inside or on the patio. Wonderful Santa Monica beach right outside for door for the after lunch stroll. Can't wait to return!

Thank tisim
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74 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Followed a recommendation by the Fairmont Miramar hotel concierge and went here for breakfast. It was just breathtaking. Gorgeous views out on Santa Monica beach as well as gentle breezes to cool an otherwise warm day. The lattes hit the spot as did the benedictine eggs. A great start to a day in this very intimate yet elegant setting.

Thank Jufrafay
London, United Kingdom
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162 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The menu, organic ingredients, service, decor are all faultless & the location & view make it special. Expensive? Yes, Sometimes have to wait? Yes, but like all the best things in life, you have to understand both of those go with the territory of being the best.

Thank Lee B
Holywood, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

The restaurant has a prime location looking right onto the beach and the decor is wonderful. The service and food were both good. However, in my eyes, the food is horrendously overpriced, especially by European standards. I wouldn't have minded paying ~$35 a head for a breakfast which was really something special and/or different but regrettably the food was not... More 

Thank Peter B
Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Love this restaurant. One of our favorites for breakfast. More affordable and more options that brunch upstairs at One Pico yet still classy and delicious. Inside or outside, you feel so close to the beach, you can feel your body relax as if you're on vacation. We even had a lovely, quiet Christmas dinner there one year. The only downside... More 

Thank gkartsonis
Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful view of ocean and incredibly attentive and professional wait staff! Multiple non dairy options for coffee creamer for those who are lactose intolerant. Corned beef hash made fresh daily!

Thank JungleJym55
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76 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

Beautiful beachfront cafe with a warm, inviting atmosphere. A little pricey, but worth it. Lemon ricotta pancakes are the best!

Thank gottafly2stsomewhere
GRAYS, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

Stopped for brunch and it was great as always, didn't wait long for an outside table. My husband had their burger and it's now in his top 10! Club sandwich was also really good - service good and not rushed although they were busy

Thank Susan E
Toronto, Canada
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

This place is the best. 1st you need to get a reservation and request the patio - if you are a group of 4 or 5 and under ask for a bankette table near the front (unreal view). You can walk in in smaller groups but it's really popular so maybe go early. Apps; fried calamari (comes with a cool... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$21 - $50
American, Seafood, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view
Open Hours
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405-1063
    (Appian Way)
  • Public Transportation: Pico Blvd - Ocean Avenue
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighborhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: 310-581-7714

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a 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 revelers scream with delight riding the roller coaster. Inland from the beach, Third Street Promenade bustles with shoppers and street performers, where every block seems to have a musical or acrobatic act drawing crowds giving Santa Monica both the feeling of a laid-back beach town and a major commercial hub.
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