View of some happy friends having breakfast outdoors


What makes the best brunch in Santa Monica? Well, let’s imagine: It’s Sunday, you’ve slept in or worked out, and now you’re hungry. Maybe you want something healthy? Or trendy? Or with an ocean view? You’re in the right place. Here’s a quick guide.

What are the best brunch spots in Santa Monica? 

Santa Monica is filled with amazing brunch spots where you can dine outside in the sun or in the cool air conditioning with a view, all while sipping on mimosas. Here are some of our favorites, broken down by category for fast reference.

Luxury brunch

Cora’s Coffee Shop (Capo)
When you want luxury, Cora’s Coffee Shop is the place to have an indulgent brunch. The name may sound ordinary, but the food is far from it. If you’ve heard of critically acclaimed chef Bruce Marder then you know you’re in for a treat. He owns the place, too, so there is extra care put into every bite. Insider tip: The truffle mac and cheese here is the same that they serve next door at Capo, but at half the price.

Traditional Brunch

Kreation Kafe
It all started with pressed juice and has grown into so much more. For a scrumptious traditional brunch, Kreation Cafe is definitely a must. From their O-Mega Bowl to their breakfast wraps, the only hard part is deciding which delicious dish to order. Our favorites? Yellow Diamond smoothie with dates, and any of the kabobs or wraps.

Vegan Brunch

Cafe Gratitude
Cafe Gratitude will convince anyone to go vegan. Treat your vegan-palate to some cauliflower mashed potatoes, or some maple miso brussel sprouts. And don’t forget the cashew butter cheesecake. Cafe Gratitude makes vegan delicious, and will convert every vegan-doubter out there.

Best Coffee Spot

Menotti’s Coffee
Just want to grab a coffee? Check out Menotti’s Coffee near Windward Circle in Venice for an energy boost. Not your typical Starbucks, the baristas here know how to precisely and beautifully jump start your day in a truly European tradition. If you’re looking for a morning pick me up that borders on a work of art, Menotti’s Coffee is the place to sip.

Staying at Hotel Oceana?

Contact our concierge to help you find the perfect brunch. Plus as a guest, consider dining at either of our guest-only restaurants for a bespoke culinary experience.

Phone: (310) 393-0486 or 1-800-777-0758

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About Oceana of Santa Monica 

Oceana of Santa Monica is not just a world-class luxury hotel — it is a personally-curated experience uniquely tailored to each and every guest who stays with us. As a boutique hotel, we’re able to offer bespoke services and amenities that larger luxury hotels cannot, from the latest in private spa services, to A-list personal trainers, to exclusive outings and active adventures. Our cliffside oceanfront location offers both privacy and stunning views, and our  lavishly-appointed suites are the most spacious and high-tech of any resort in Santa Monica. Our award-winning restaurants serve only our guests and their guests exclusively, offering some of the most beautifully-plated and high-end faire in all of Los Angeles. Whether you’re looking for the romantic getaway of a lifetime, a personal wellness retreat to recharge mind and body, or a family vacation that offers something for everyone, Oceana will design a flawlessly-personalized experience you just won’t find anywhere else. Call us today and let us know how we can create a truly unforgettable luxury experience for you and yours at our exclusive paradise-within-a-paradise.