3117 Ocean Park Blvd, Santa Monica, CA | Directions 9040534.020809 -118.452587
Neighborhoods: Sunpark, West LA
my family and i used to go this place..
really very good place, nice service..
love to go again and again...
Great brunch! – My boyfriend and I love this place. We walk there for brunch on the weekends and have never had to wait more than 3 minutes for a table. The food is great and they have lots of healthy options. It can sometimes be understaffed andthe waitstaff seem a bit frazzled, but your food comes out quickly and hot. The coffee cake made by Ally (a waitress there) is delicious. I don't recommend the iced coffee...stick with hot.
Different varieties of food. – Now lunch in the OP Cafe has become a kind of habit for me . There are variety of things that I could have for lunch so I hardly go to some other cafe.
Best place for meeting .. – I wasn't aware of this cafe till my friend invited me there for a meeting . I thanks to my friend for showing me such a wonderful place ...
Its good – I stumbled upon this restaurant when I ended up driving down its namesake, Ocean Park. The OP Cafe is great. I really have nothing bad to say about it.
OP, a welcoming staff and great food...what more could you want?! – Everything I've ever ordered has been just great! The chef has a bit of imagination and comes up with some great specials too! After a few visits, the staff (all except one, but I think she's being forced to work there...at least that's HER attitude???) remember your favorite things and offer to bring them, asap! We always feel very welcome and almost like going to a friend's place, the way we are treated.
Oh...and you really have to try some of the fresh baked goods! If you don't leave room to have them there, take them to go & enjoy at home!
We'll be regulars forever!
Fresh Squeezed? Not in my opinion... – I went for breakfast and ordered a large "fresh squeezed orange juice" for $3.50. The waiter went to the fridge, took out a gallon jug of orange juice and poured me a glass. Maybe I'm just silly, but to me, "fresh squeezed orange juice" means they have a juicer and they make the juice right then, right there. I asked an employee about this, and she told me that the juice is delivered to the restaurant every morning. She pointed out that it says "fresh squeezed" right on the label of the gallon jug.
I looked up the juice maker (Perricone) on the web, and it does seem like a good quality juice. Perricone states on their website, "most juice goes from plant to store within two days." That's probably a lot faster than most bottled juice gets to the table, but in my book, it isn't fresh squeezed. I can't say anything about the quality of the food or the service, because I just left.
good breakfast place! – The food is actually very good, but they're sort of clueless about vegetarian alternatives. If you ask for vegetarian sausage or veggie bacon, they look at you like you asked for a gorilla burrito. It was uncomfortable because the restaurant is close to Santa Monica and West L.A. and not stuck in the middle of Nebraska, so I didn't quite understand the incredulous looks when I asked for veggie bacon.
They also have weird rules that end up costing a lot of money when you ask for substitutes. I think they charge two dollars extra if you ask for tomatoes instead of toast, and there's something else really weird about getting sausage or something with your meal but I can't remember what it was...I blocked it out it was so odd, I remember that!
All in all, I'd recommend them because the food is really quite good, and they're nice people who run the restaurant and the service is pretty good. They just need to get with the program that it's not the 1950's anymore, and we're not in Kansas.
The Best House Salad in Town and Great Service!!!!! – I love coming to OP Cafe when I want a good salad for lunch. They are extremely friendly, have the best drink mixes, like peach iced tea and lemonade, and again, the salads are amazing. I am really hooked on the tuna panini!!!!!! Julia Roberts was there the same day I came in for lunch. One of my favorite SM spots.
the op cafe - best pancakes and breakfast in santa monica – the new ocean park cafe , which is now the OP cafe is a great little place , they have remoldeled the whole place and still has that great cozy feel ,, the food is excellent much better than its been , great prices , staff is friendly , and the manager is hott ,, i'm glad the place did not change into a corporate place,, i recommend it highly
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