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Le Pain Quotidien

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Santa Monica
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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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Houston, Texas
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146 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Downtown Santa Monica has undergone a renovation and is full of trendy shops and cafes. Le Pain is one of the trendy cafes of which I speak. The menu is simple and delicious with many vegan options. Lattes come in large bowls to warm your hands.  Seems like a Parisian cafe, but with friendly staff and actual breakfast items like... More 

Thank Edmund P
Los Angeles
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74 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

I love their selection of breads and their strong coffee. The hearty soups are the way to go as they are served with the fresh bread. I like the communal table seating but you can also have your own.

Thank LAVict0ria
Wigan, United Kingdom
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216 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Breakfast was very pleasant - Greek yogurt, avacado toast, orange juice. Nice service but at $40 for two not the cheapest. Recommend though

Thank Cricketdad
Manila, Philippines
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

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 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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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51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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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41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 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 16 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

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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
USD 10 - USD 20
Cafe, French, Belgian, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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