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Op Cafe

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Santa Monica
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3117 Ocean Park Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405-3005
+1 310-452-5720
07:00 - 15:00
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New York City, New York
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102 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The short stack pancakes and omelette any style were delicious. We left behind empty plates and a good tip. Service was terrific. It's a very casual friendly place.

Thank anouska c
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for a weekend breakfast. With 2 vegetarians in our party, we didn't have trouble finding options. The food is fresh, top-notch and creative. Even the sides (guacamole, black beans) are not afterthoughts, but delicious in their own right. Eggs perfectly poached, per my husband. Pancakes like homemade. The prices were very fair for this type of quality. Can't... More 

Thank R2837OZlisas
Los Angeles, California
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82 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

I came with a wonderful friend of mine to have Sunday Brunch. She had told me a lot about this place, and I was looking forward to eating here. It was quite full when we first got there, and I quickly realized it was a dog-friendly area, which made me smile a lot. Expect the OP Cafe to be full,... More 

Thank Brian V
Singapore, Singapore
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154 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

It's the president s day and late breakfast crowd led to a 30 mins wait. As usual the deco has remain and the old people still here and many new faces. We ordered egg Benedict and found it good enough for our hungry stomach but it lacked something. My smallish bowl of fruit salad for usd $6.5 was a little... More 

Thank Ctan1965
Florence, Oregon
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360 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Wow, get a grip on yourself if you can't appreciate this uniquely fun and great eatery that earns it's reputation based on the deliciously prepared food and friendly service! This restaurant is not "claustrophobic" but "cozy" with plenty of room to dine either at tables or booth areas. The only reason it's so full is because it is such a... More 

Thank Larry F
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Friendly place but tables so close together I could barely escape at the end of my breakfast without toppling the little table next to me. The indoor chairs are outrageously uncomfortable, hard and hip-pinching. The pancakes tasted like overused griddle oil. Too bad! It's a pretty little place with a very nice staff and a welcoming vibe.

Thank Jennifer C
Los Angeles, California
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136 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Wow! What a delicious late morning breakfast / brunch. We were here with the family and dropped by. The food was excellent and was prepared well. There was something for everyone on the menu. Service was prompt and friendly. In short, we can't wait to return and sample other items on the menu.

Thank JoshPhD
Santa Monica, California
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95 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

The OP Cafe is a great place for a good and easy breakfast. They have all of the basic breakfast items and it's usually a place to get in an out quick once you are seated. During the week they have their OP Cafe special that's around $7 dollars last I visited.

Thank Justravelin86
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Good food ,nice casual vibe. Some sidewalk seating for doggy people. A neighborhood find. Plenty of parking across the street.

Thank santamonicajane
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

We stumbled across this place quite by accident.What a great place, food was excellent and the staff were excellent. anyone going to Santa Monica should look this place up and go and say hi. We only went for breakfast somewhere else once, and instantly regretted it.

Thank Grabul

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Cafe, Mexican, Diner, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3117 Ocean Park Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405-3005
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-452-5720

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • 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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