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Novel Cafe

212 Pier Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90405-5423
+1 310-396-8566
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good36%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
14 Apr 2016
“Coffee house”
29 Nov 2014
“Nice brunch”
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Cafe, American, Delicatessen
$$ - $$$
212 Pier Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90405-5423
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Reviewed 15 April 2016

Enjoy your coffee or light snack. It's very relaxed and comfortable, and the treats are fresh. Not rushed at all.

Thank SMOgal
Reviewed 30 November 2014

We started off with a couple of gluten-free muffins that were just wonderful. We all then had a really good dragon fruit drink. The main courses were also wonderful. Two of us had different egg-white omelets and the third had a breakfast burrito. Coffee was...More

Thank CaTraveler7777
Reviewed 5 November 2014

The food is good. The service was pretty bad. It's a good place for lunch if you have time. The coffee was good and the portions are decent. I recommend the Acai bowl.

Thank anamshaz
Reviewed 19 July 2014 via mobile

We stopped by for a coffee. Only 3 people in front of us and it took us 10 minutes to place our order. It took the red headed lady behind the counter 10 minutes to make 3 drinks for the customers in front of us....More

Thank MaeNam58
Reviewed 17 June 2014

My eggplant goat cheese sandwich was incredible and the side salad was amazing various greens, broccoli, cukes, grated carrot balsamic vinaigrette (homemade) I had to bring the salad home too much for me to eat which was wonderful. My husband had the fries as his...More

Thank DeliaLop
Reviewed 4 May 2014

Great start to our Californian road trip. Good filter coffee, healthy juice and beautiful fruit salad. Sat outside on a glorious morning and enjoyed friendly service.

Thank EdwardK
Reviewed 26 December 2013

Loved the mexican sauces! Both my wife and I had mexican style eggs, she chilaquiles and i huevos rancheros and this was by far the best mexican style food we had in Santa Monica. Great beverages too!

Thank Enerfood
Reviewed 24 December 2013

My husband and I had been biking along Santa Monica/Venice Beach for the morning and stumbled across Novel Cafe when we were looking for a place to eat lunch. It was just wonderful. They had an extensive menu, and both of our meals were not...More

Thank Chch_Mel
Reviewed 10 October 2013

My husband and I and our two grown sons just finished dining at The Novel Cafe on Main Street in Santa Monica. I could not wait to get back home to write this review. Not only was the food absolutely delicious and the service exeptional,...More

Thank LoveGreyhounds
Reviewed 2 September 2013

The food here is on the healthy side. Yes, they have hamburgers and fries, and also have 100% whole wheat bread. I had a small Caesar salad, and it was wonderful: fresh with bits of tomato and croutons with very fresh tasting romaine lettuce, and...More

Thank dcksnhere
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
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USD 20
Breakfast, Lunch
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Open Hours
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 212 Pier Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90405-5423
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-396-8566
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