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The Novel Cafe on Main St

2507 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405-3517
+1 310-396-7700
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good51%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“cakes” (2 reviews)
“pizza” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, American, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
2507 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405-3517
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Okay, so I'm an East Coast guy and not used to paying $15-20 bucks for breakfast. That's why I loved this place--about $7 for a nice breakfast (eggs, toast, breakfast potatoes, and coffee). We actually ate there both days when we were in Santa Monica....More

Thank dangriffithsr
Reviewed 14 May 2017

I stopped here just when I got into town. It was mid-morning on a Saturday and I still hadn't had my coffee. I ordered a regular coffee and it took over ten minutes. The food was good, very fresh and decently priced but again, the...More

Thank Paseando
Reviewed 22 February 2017

The pizza here is some of the best I've ever had. Freshly baked after you order with a large selection of toppings to choose from. We were in Santa Monica for 3 days and ended up eating dinner here twice! Staff is very friendly and...More

Thank maprow
Reviewed 8 February 2017

We are visiting Santa Monica for a couple weeks and discovered this great restaurant not far from our motel. They serve everything from breakfast to pizza and lunch and dinner entrees. The ingredients are all fresh and every dish is prepared from scratch. At first...More

Thank nhow
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

We Stopped in to eat by chance and were pleasantly surprised. The food we delicious and the staff was very friendly. I recommend the veggie quesadilla and the chai latte.

Thank Emrdensow
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Amazing food, the waitress are always smiling and taking care of the customers. The owners Jong and Mimi are awesome people! I recommend for everybody that like good food and and a good chat with interesting people. You should try!

Thank Sandro C
Reviewed 22 July 2016

Treat yourself to a meal at this lovely cafe where breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served. The prices were very reasonable and the staff was accommodating and friendly The menu offered many choices and had several entrees that were vegetarian. The Novel Cafe I went...More

Thank munchingmavin
Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

This doesn't look like much when you walk in but the food is great. Stack o gluten free pancakes is a welcome brekky considering how sparse gluten free items are in the USA. The rest of the group are happy with their normal blueberry pancakes...More

Thank Shanamasha
Reviewed 5 July 2016

Our motel recommended this place and we were so glad they did. Had the best, and healthiest, tostada of my life! Ate it two days in a row. My daughter loved both the dishes she had. They have delicious organic smoothies, as well. Their selection...More

Thank thumperrn
Reviewed 8 May 2016

We stopped off here after cycling along the bicycle path in Santa Monica to Marina Del Rey. We had the vegetarian quesadilla with roast potatoes and this was very tasty. It was also very reasonably priced at $10. The waitress was very attentive and courteous....More

Thank vincemc
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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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2507 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405-3517
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-396-7700
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