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Bread & Porridge

2315 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403-5801
+1 310-453-4941
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good29%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
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American, Cafe
$$ - $$$
2315 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403-5801
Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
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Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Stopped by on the spur of the moment for lunch to this SANTA Monica institution and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Ordered their delux hamburger, adding strips of crispy bacon and a nice green salad with savory Dijon dressing. The meat was very tasty, high quality,...More

Thank aresverde
Mark R, Owner at Bread & Porridge, responded to this review

Thanks for reviewing Bread & Porridge and I'm glad you enjoyed your burger and salad.

Reviewed 18 July 2016

I just recently visited my daughter in Santa Monica & she took me here 1 morning for breakfast & the service was great but more importantly the food was fabulous!! I love French toast & this was the best French toast I've ever had!

Thank Lorifurey5655
Mark R, Owner at Bread & Porridge, responded to this review

Thanks so much for visiting Bread & Porridge. I’m glad you really enjoyed your French toast. Years of perfecting our French toast technique and the use of supper fresh certified organic eggs is what puts us over the top. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

You might not find this place if you didn't know about it, but I loved the old-school decor and ambience. Excellent huevos rancheros. Fantastic service, I loved everything about Bread and Porridge

Thank tazzer73
Mark R, Owner at Bread & Porridge, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. I’m glad you appreciated our cozy downhome ambiance. Our aim is to make you feel at home so you will keep coming back!

Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

Good average to above average food B food B service A ambiance C parking A clean I had a turkey sandwich which was A quality with a side of cole slaw C quality Great location, space and ambiance Average value at about $25 per person...More

Thank james90211
Reviewed 28 March 2016

We are early morning eaters and this place opened at 7. Hubby had organic Scrambled eggs with gourmet sausage, roasted potatoes, orange slice and bananas, toast and coffee. I had a quesadilla with scrambled eggs, avocado, roasted potatoes, orange slice and bananas and coffee. The...More

Thank Equestrian47
Mark R, Owner at Bread & Porridge, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the kind words. Hope to see you all again!

Reviewed 11 December 2015 via mobile

Used a Groupon midweek to try out this local eatery we passed 1 million times but never went into. The stuffed French toast was off the charts delicious! Denver omelette also a hearty serving and very tasty. We will definitely go back to this place....More

Thank Linda S
Mark R, Owner at Bread & Porridge, responded to this review

Thanks for coming in and I’m glad you enjoyed our stuffed French toast – it is indeed one of our breakfast favorites! Mark, Owner

Reviewed 26 September 2015

I walked through the yellow door of the restaurant and felt I had stepped back in time.(circa 1926 to be exact) The decor is of a 20's diner with a modern day menu and impeccable service. I was there for lunch this day but after...More

Thank Don H
Mark R, Owner at Bread & Porridge, responded to this review

Hi Don, Thank you for visiting the Bread & Porridge building for lunch, and for writing such a nice review of my restaurant. Sincerely, Mark (owner)

Reviewed 18 September 2015 via mobile

A homely little place in Santa Monica which serves mainly American styles breakfasts. service is polite and quick. Average price and they will make pretty much anything you want and any which way you want it.

Reviewed 14 September 2015 via mobile

We shared an swiss chard omelett and the strawberry pancakes. The portions are huge. Omeletts are delicious, the goat cheese was just this extra special flavour to a great meal. The service was excellent: very friendly and quick staff, we got our beverages within seconds....More

Thank Schtusi
Reviewed 27 July 2015

Wonderful service at this Wilshire Bl. eatery. Nice menu for lunch, brunch, breakfast with classic options and some really great healthy treats. Wait staff is wonderful, price is good and a nice pleasant easy way to have a meal.

Thank Judith A
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 10 - USD 22
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
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Open Hours
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2315 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403-5801
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-453-4941
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Bread & Porridge restaurant welcomes you!

Since 1994 we've served our friends in Santa Monica simply prepared American food, elegantly presented in a friendly relaxed atmosphere.

Visit us at 2315 Wilshire Boulevard for an old-fashioned Breakfast starting at 7 am. Breakfast is served all day. Lunch starts at 11 am. The kitchen closes at 2:30 pm.