2300 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA | Directions 9040534.020055 -118.468311
Neighborhoods: West LA, Pico
Great food, local ambience – Excellent food, always fresh... the fruit is fabulous, often a combo of banana, strawberries and blue berries, or pineapple and melon. the fresh coffee and the lattes are excellent too.
I usually order the egg whites scrambled with tomato basil sauce.. which is never greasy, but filled with flavor. The portions are more than amble. And the service is always personal and wanting to please. One of my favorite breakfast spots for sure!
Friendly and appetizing – I am a local and I love to meet people at this friendly morning and afternoon cafe on Pico Blvd in Santa Monica. They have a wide choice of healthy items, good organic coffee and a nice covered patio. It gets busy so finding parking nearby can be inconvenient especially on Saturdays because the Farmer's Market is across the street. But the waiters and waitresses are really helpful and the food is consistently great.
Ok food; overpriced – I ordered eggs with sausage and toast - which turned out pretty humdrum, nothing to brag about. I got bacon instead of sausage on my plate, and it was over salted. The cup of fresh fuit that came with the meal didn't taste particularly fresh. The breakfast cost me $11 with tax and tip - definitely not worth it!
Bad service – We went here yesterday for breakfast cause we knew we could sit outside with my dog. Well, they never gave her water (despite asking). I never got a refill on my coffee. The food wasn't that great. It took forever to order and forever to come. And the waitress was RUDE. I won't be back.
If you want to wait 20 mins for your food to reach your table... – Living in the neighborhood I'd love to give a 5 star review for this place but the service is so abysmal that I just can't do it. My wife and I have been going here for 5 yrs or so and in the last 2 yrs it's really gone down hard. The wait staff is lackadaisical at best and the kitchen is so slow it's mind boggling that people wait to be served. Literally it will take 5-8 minutes to give a drink order and 8-10 to place a food order. After that, prepare to wait...and wait... and wait....It took 20 minutes to receive our food the last time we ate there.
Save yourself the time and go somewhere on Main St.
What a crappy place...
Cute with good food, but overpriced with mediocre service – Lazy Daisy is definitely cute - it has a secluded little patio with umbrellas and mosaic chairs, and is a great place for Sunday brunch, or to grab coffee and a snack with a friend to get away from the Starbucks routine. The selection of unique breakfasts and lunches is great, and the food is pretty good: I recommend the omelettes for breakfast, although the turkey burger was kind of disappointing - thin, greasy, and on a boring bun. Also, my hot chocolate was thin and lukewarm at best. The service is pretty bad, especially considering how small it is - it's difficult to flag down waiters. Lazy Daisy is a cute place to go if you're in Santa Monica, but I would avoid it at peak times (so you can get better service). Also a warning: it's pretty overpriced for what it is. I guess you're paying for the patio.
Horrible customer service. The dishboys were the friendliest of them all. – I've lived in Santa Monica for over 6 years and have tried almost every breakfast that restaurants in the city had to offer. Amongst all my experiences Lazy Daisy was the absolute worst! My girlfriend and I arrived at 11:00 am on a Saturday when it was moderately busy - it took the hostess/waitress about 10 minutes to even notice we were waiting for a table. We chose a table outside to get away from the crowded patio and ordered some coffee from the busboy who seated us. We still didn't see our waitress.
Other couples that were seated after us had already ordered around this time! After about 15 minutes we finally flagged down a waitress to take our order. She was very rude and said our table wasn't even in her section but she would flag down the appropriate waitress. Obviously that never happened.
Overall we spent about 25 minutes without ordering ANYTHING but some coffee. BTW, I don't expect Folder's brand coffee for $4.00. Really BAD coffeee.
We wanted to pay for the coffee and leave but nobody was around to even give us a check. I left a few dollars and went to a small diner down the street. I am NEVER going back.
Disappointment – I have been to the Lazy Daisy on Wilshire in Santa Monica and every time found the food terrific and the service very good (and would give it a high rating). Today was my first time at the one in Beverly Hills (also on Wilshire). What a huge disappointment. The service was terrible. I ordered a Turkey club sandwhich. The turkey was a big thick slab of an almost gray-colored turkey breast that was clearly a few days old. It was not only dry but had that gamey taste that turkey gets when it's been sitting around a while. And the bacon was dry, crumbly (almost like baco-bits) and also seemed old. And the service was just plain bad. The server had no personality and never asked us how our food was. This was the complete opposite of the Santa Monica experience (where the food was fresh and tasty). I would never go back to this location and I hope that if I go back to the Santa Monica location it will not disappoint.
Coral Tree without the Crowd or Expense! – When you want fresh sandwiches, salads or breakfast entrees come to Lazy Daisy. The service is so friendly and you feel like a regular even though it's your first time. Unlike Coral Tree where the crowd is pretentious Brentwood with the price tag to match. Lazy Daisy serves better food with a cool clientele.
Sign in with Facebook Sign in with Facebook to see what your friends are up to!
Do you have a review of Lazy Daisy Cafe on your blog? If you include the Citysearch image link (shown below) in your post, we'll automatically link to your review from the business profile page. Here's how our Linkback system works:
The Linkback system is free and automatic. It's really that easy.
To link to our business profile page, copy the html below to your web page.