2315 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA | Directions 9040334.033882 -118.480467
Every day 7 am to 7 pm
Neighborhoods: West LA, Northeast
Fantastic for breakfast! – Even with the bevvy of good breakfast joints in LA, this Westside hole-in-the-wall stands out! The line forms early, but it is well worth the wait.
Just ate some bad pancakes – All I wanted this morning was pancakes. I settled on Bread and Porridge because I remember that they had good food. The blueberry pancakes I got were crunchy on the outside, not fluffy like I expect. I went there when they first opened because they had a sign out that said, "World's Best Breakfast." When I left, the sign was nowhere to be seen.
BEST BREAKFAST! – YUUUUMMMMMM-O!!! I've been going to bread and porridge almost every weekend for the past year. It's hands down, by faaar, the best breakfast place in the los angeles area. Many omelette options, good portions, reasonable prices and, in my opinion, they serve a daaarn good french pressed coffee!!! They should really package and sell their yummy coffee... mmmMM MMMMMM!!! oh, pretty good banana bread too. oh oh oh!!! AND they also accept reservations! how great is that?
Great breakfast place – Highly recommend the pancakes (especially the blueberry or strawberry) and the gourmet flavored sausages. Also great omelets here. Nice cozy atmosphere, and the waitstaff is excellent. Weekend brunch can get crowded BUT if you call ahead they will put your name down. And if you forget to call ahead they have a huge waiting area where you can enjoy a cup of coffee. Why don't they expand the restaurant into this waiting area? They serve coffee in a French press (if you want) which is a nice touch but in my opinion their coffee isn't that tasty.
BEST breakfast – If someone asks for a good breakfast place in LA, I don't think twice about saying B&P. they have delicious, flavorfull breakfasts. is it expensive? yes, but so are most places in LA. deal with it. I don't mind paying a little more for food as long as it's good. My favorite breakfast there is Huevos Rancheros. I love their pancakes and porridge, too. I recently discovered the most heavenly tasting omlette--goat cheese, mushrooms and onions (i asked for no spinach as it tends to make omlettes watery). so freakin good. the egg dishes come with potatoes, some fruit and beans and salsa.
The drawbacks: there is usually a wait, but when a place is popular with great food, what do you expect? they have a waiting area with comfy sofas to chill while you wait.
And one thing I don't get: they charge you for "real" maple syrup. In a place that prides itself on serving great food, why wouldn't they only serve real maple syrup?
great for Sunday brunch – I love the omlettes here, but I agree they can be a little overpriced for what they are. Ambience and service is great, as are the very comfy booths!
Best breakfast in town – Love everything on the menu. Healthy and flavorful. Location is great too. Wish the restaurant was bigger, but still ok as is.
Best brunch on the westside – Wonderful atmosphere - the plush leather couches in the waiting room are very cozy and stylish. The waitstaff is prompt, friendly, and professional. The food - especially the sausages - is superb.
plan ahead and be happy!! – wow. home made food brought to the tables by professional waiters. a BIT of a wait (wink) but, since you can order drinks and sack out on what has to be the comfiest couches in LA while you wait, it's worth it. my advice is to come at off hours, or weekdays, no problem and same great food!!
The $11 Omelets Don't Even Come With Toast – This place is ridiculous. Enough people have talked about the wait for a table, so let's get right to what happens when you actually sit down. It took 10 minutes for a waiter to approach our table, and when he did, he couldn't have seemed less interested in waiting on us. The prices are outrageous, any way you look at it. A bowl of fresh berries was $7.95. With tax and tip, that is TEN DOLLARS for a bowl of berries. Are you kidding me? And worse, the omelets, which average about $11, don't even come with toast. They come with potatoes, but toast is a side dish you have to order separately. I can not believe the nerve of this place. Whether or not the food is good is beside the point when you are being so shamelessly ripped off.
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