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Le Pain Quotidien

Certificate of Excellence
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Santa Monica
Cafe, French, Belgian, European, Soups
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316 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2206
+1 310-393-6800
07:30 - 19:00
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Manila, Philippines
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to bond with friends. with great selections of breads, muffins and pastries. Coffee was served deliciously hot. strategically located in DTLA :)

Thank estefon4
Manchester, United Kingdom
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377 reviews
274 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

We got an open sandwich to go and some lovely lattes..it has an array of bread and cake products and you can eat in too..very nice indeed

Thank worldwide002
Los Angeles, California
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44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

I've eaten at several Le Pain Quotidien restaurants, primarily in Santa Monica. It's a favorite with my running group for post-run breakfasts. The coffee is excellent as is the assortment of breads, the omelettes and the Avocado Toast. The service is often s l o w but it's always friendly. At the two locations I frequent, there are outdoor patios... More 

Thank DeniseWakeman
Melbourne, Australia
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39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Anyone looking for a real coffee or real bread needs to have breakfast or lunch here. Very good service and great food. Waiter engaged well with our kids and service was genuine. Many thanks

Thank Jason B
Wallasey, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

The first thing you notice when you walk in is an odd smell, never did work out what it was, drains maybe. Any how, not really impressed by the food, had an apple turnover and cranberry scone. Well they both turned up on one plate, no knives, had to ask. No offer of butter or cream to accompany the food.... More 

1 Thank Dobeadoo
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Favorite cafe in Santa Monica for seriously yummy & nitric iota food & drinks. Highly recommend Tartines: Fresh Hummus and Harrisa . Mint tea. Just a surprise how lovely its tastes when it's real. Bowl cups a quirky touch Their home made bread is a treat. Staff consistently mellow and subtly personal & attentive without being intrusive. USD$

Thank Lorelle C
Irvine, California
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90 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Le Pain Quotidien does offer some organic ingredients, which beats the competition. We love some of the pastries.

Thank Christopher M
Los Angeles
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Stopped there for a quick late lunch and was astonished by the prices and then what I received. Being French and missing good bread I thought this would be the answer to my prayers. Boy was I wrong! The prices looked quite high on the menu but I was hoping to be pleasantly surprised. I ordered what the y call... More 

Thank Anne Marie S
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

This cafe is in the heart of the shopping/eating/being bit of Santa Monica. It attractive (rustic style with a communal table as well as smaller tables). The food (we had a croissant ) and coffee and hot chocolate were nice but it was really expensive. I guess the location has a bearing on this, if I'm being kind. Or it... More 

Thank ruuthee
Sydney, Australia
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50 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

Maybe I just don't "get it", but I felt the place was trying way too hard, and charged way too much for really average food. I ordered a smoked salmon breakfast and a hot chocolate for breakfast, and I believe it cost me over $20. The food was really average, it was basically just some slices of smoked salmon with... More 

Thank Chris T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 20
Cafe, French, Belgian, European, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:30 - 19:00
07:30 - 19:00
07:30 - 19:00
07:30 - 19:00
07:30 - 19:00
07:30 - 19:00
07:30 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 316 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2206
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-393-6800
Le Pain Quotidien serves simple, elegant boulangerie fare made with organic ingredients whenever possible: breakfast, tartines, pastries and handmade organic bread & many vegan and vegetarian options.

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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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