2732 Main St, Santa Monica, CA | Directions 9040534.000246 -118.482023
Neighborhoods: Ocean Park, West LA
Good service, great for a family style breakfast – Omelette Parlor is a great place to go for flavorful, filling food with a group of people. The morning scene is full of hustle bustle, but my friends and I always join in on the fun. The California Omelette is awesome, and I like to get a side of tomatoes instead of potatoes just because the omelette itself is so heavy. Even though the place is usually full, service is impeccable and I've never had to wait more than 10 minutes for a table. Patio seating is perfect on a warm day!
Rudest hostess and owner I've ever come across. – The food may or may not be good, but I'll never know because I've never been treated so badly in a restaurant. I went on a Sunday morning with a group of 9 and 7 of us were seated in less time than we were told we would have to wait. 2 of our group were walking back after finding a place to park (if you,ve been in the area, you can understand that this can take a few minutes). After just a minute the hostess came and told us we would have to leave because our whole party wasn't there and when we questioned that and told her the other two would be there in just a minute or two, she had the owner come over who said we would have to order right then, or leave. We said we would be happy to order if we could look at some menus and he said if we weren't ready to order right then we had to leave. So with everyone within earshot gawking at us, we got up and left. One customer told us not to worry, we weren't missing anything. We walked out and the other 2 people in our group were just walking in, so we went down the street to the World Cafe and had a great meal with great service. By the way, after all that some of the people in our group wanted a drink and the bartender at World Cafe was very good, too.
Favorite Brunch in Santa Monica – One of my closest friends lives in Santa Monica. She's a total pain to get out of bed, so I often get up earlier and make the drive west from WeHo on weekend mornings so that we can still see each other and get some grub. Omelette Parlor is where we go. There's always a crowd outside waiting, but I don't think we've ever waited more than 15 minutes. That's good because we need our COFFEE! The inside is cute and pretty mom-and-pop; I recommend the back patio. Outdoor dining is where it's at. Their french toast is wonderful. I've never been dissatisfied with a meal. It's a nice lil place, busy but not an L.A. scene. Worth the trek from wherever. "GET OUT OF BED, CLAIRE! WE'RE GOIN' TO THE OMELETTE PARLOR!"
Breakfast rules the day at this quaint New England-style cafe on Main Street. – In Short
The long line outside the door might deter a few passers-by, but small families and local couples don't mind waiting outside this bustling breakfast spot for fluffy egg creations. Once inside the Cape Cod-ish cottage, diners sit among lace-covered windows and black-and-white framed photos as they order breakfast favorites such as waffles, croissants and, of course, omelets. Most breakfast plates are served with grilled potatoes, an English muffin and fresh fruit.
the food is great but so is the atmosphere – Like most people I enjoy going down the street for breakfast on a sat or sunday morning. I usually head out a little later then most so I miss the line and crowd waiting to sit and get their food. They do close semi early so dont plan n getting there after 1:30 and eating.. The inside is decorated nicely with a sunny atmosphere with a great breakfast vibe. Dont feel like sitting inside? Head on out to the back patio where its green, sunny, and contrasting with the brickwork just plain pleasant. The food is great with pretty large omelets, waffles, and sandwiches. I go during the week when they serve pancakes, not available on weekends due to grill space. This always seemed odd to me.. There are also debates over price vs portion here. I say its fair, some friends say its expensive. Try its once yourself and see. I recommend the pasta salad as a side also. I am in love with them!
Best Omelette – With a name like Omelette Parlor, the place definitely lives up to its name. I've been here twice, once on a Sunday morning while the other on a Friday morning. Both times, we were seated promptly. Both times were after a night of drinking on Main Street. The food is great to cure your hangovers. I love to sit in the patio in the back. You don't have to worry if it is too cold b/c they have outdoor heaters. The service is fast and very friendly. Once you find your spot, the water will come over almost immediately asking if you want coffee or orange juice (freshly squeezed). The omelette menu is huge and you can make your own omelette if you so desired. The portions are huge. The omelette comes out so fluffy. This is by far one of the best breakfast place to go to. I can't wait for another early morning at Omelette Parlor. Just so you know, outside in the patio there are pigeons that would go for foods left on the table, so watch out.
Best Breakfast in Orange County – We read reviews of this breakfast speciality restaurant before we went and were not dissapointed. The omelets are just about perfect. The atmosphere of an old world restaurant is just great and there was not much wait. Get there early on a Sunday to get seated fast though.
Omelets are served with fruit an English muffin and a huge helping of breakfast potatoes. Light and fluffy, you won't find a better omelet anywhere. Tons of food and great service in an old world atmosphere. What could be better? We will definitely be back!
Over-rated but decent – Yeah, the omelettes are tasty and they are huge, but considering how many places in the LA area offer amazing omelettes, I'm fairly underwhelmed by this particular place and astounded by the long lines it generates. The best and most unique thing the Omelette Parlor has to offer is the apple butter that comes along with the whole wheat nut English muffins. That's pretty good stuff.
Awesome breakfast! – I've been here a few times and loved it! Their flapjacks are thick and fluffy, their omelettes are huge, their French toast excellent, and their eggs Benedict were very tasty. This place gets CROWDED on Saturday/Sunday mornings so I recommend calling ahead or even getting your food to go and walking down to the beach and sitting at a picnic table there so you can watch the ocean and passers-by.
The owner can kiss my behind!!! – On my second trip to Omellette Parlor I went with a buddy of mine. I don't remember what I ordered but I remember regretting not getting an omelet. Anyway my buddy orders the same dish every time he's here and he's been here many times. It's some breakfast special that comes with fruit. So our food arrives and one of my buddy's oranges looks like it's been chewed on. You know how you chew on a slice of lemon when you do a tequila shot. That's what the sliced orange looked like!!! We complained with our waiter. He came back and said the owner believes it was caused by one of their dull knives. The waiter even thought it looked liked someone had chewed on it. So we get the owner to come over and rudely in our face he says, "I'm very offended that you would accuse me of sending you half eaten food. What kind of restaurant do you think I own. If you don't like it here, you can get up and leave." And then he walked away.
I can't believe he's still in business with that kind of customer service. C'mon people, the food is not that good to be giving money to an evil anarchist .
I'm giving a 1 cause their coffee is not bad.
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