The Novel Cafe

Coffee Shop
2507 Main St (at Ocean Park Bl), Santa Monica, CA 90405, United States
Hours:
Open until 8:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 8:00 AM–8:00 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Menus:
Breakfast
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Wi-Fi:
Yes
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
7.2/10

Based on 51 votes

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    Dana M.
    Great to work- free wifi very chill place with great service(3 Tips)
    Andy L.
    It's all about the Acai bowl with chocolate chip granola.(5 Tips)
    Tasha G.
    Perfect impromptu workspace:) huge seating area & comfy sofa chairs(2 Tips)
    Shobhit B.
    Try the shrimp Caesar salad or the Greek chicken salad.(4 Tips)
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  • wifi
  • breakfast food
  • seafood
  • turkey chili
  • lox
  • sweet potato fries
  • bruschetta
  • omelettes
  • calamari
  • free Wifi
  • espresso
  • blueberry pancakes
  • comfortable seats
  • Acai bowls
  • salads
  • brunch food
  • casual
  • quiet
  • tofu
  • shrimp
  • Joseph K.

    #FreshJuice! #Calamari! #CoolLocalArt!

    Joseph K · September 7, 2014
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  • Elena I.

    Posticino molto carino e ottimo per il brunch!

    Elena Iavarone · August 18, 2014
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  • David J.

    Turkey sandwich was pretty average and I'd have liked a bit more salad with the salad dressing. Great espresso.

    David Jones · May 8, 2014
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  • Jon S.

    Great place to hangout, quiet.

    Jon Sanchez · March 4, 2014
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  • Shobhit B.

    Try the shrimp Caesar salad or the Greek chicken salad.

    Shobhit Baadkar · October 31, 2013
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  • Jess P.

    Cozy up in the big tan chairs. So comfy! Just be sure to wrap it up once I arrive hah!

    Jess Piet · September 14, 2013
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  • Jack D.

    Great blueberry pancakes!

    Jack Duganne · August 25, 2013
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  • Tasha G.

    Perfect impromptu workspace:) huge seating area & comfy sofa chairs

    Tasha Giuda · July 31, 2013
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  • Rachel M.

    Not my favorite place for eating - service is slow and food is just a bit overdone. However, a great venue for outdoor seating, some coffee and a newspaper (or your laptop) for some work.

    Rachel Mercer · June 6, 2013
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  • Sabrina L.

    WiFi is thenovelcafe. Great place for studying. Everything looks a bit grimy though, so I'm wary to eat here...

    Sabrina Lieberman · May 4, 2013
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  • André R.

    Wonderful place!!!

    André Rossi Abrantes · January 27, 2013
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  • Laura G.

    They used to have better chicken. It's not all white meat anymore and tough to chew. If you're a chicken snob like me, avoid chicken here.

    Laura Goldman · December 25, 2012
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  • Lara J.

    Cute place. With lots of big tables its a great place to bring your laptop and work.

    Lara Jones · September 27, 2012
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  • Yenny G.

    Love the staff..

    Yenny Garrido · September 5, 2012
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  • Leslie

    Im difficult when ordering and was super impressed w my waitress Alexis. She was very accommodating and offered lots of suggestions ;) luvd the sweet potato fries.. Wish there was rm for acai bowl!

    Leslie · August 3, 2012
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  • Demeter Interactive

    Great seating and WiFi. The acai bowl is a great morning treat.

    Demeter Interactive · June 13, 2012
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  • Valeria K.

    Get the acai bowl, trust me you won't regret it

    Valeria Kholostenko · June 3, 2012
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  • Valeria K.

    Try the Acai Bowl, you'll be coming back for more and more and again! It's perfect after a run or just a great pick-up-your-mood in the afternoon.

    Valeria Kholostenko · February 9, 2012
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  • Rasmus H.

    This is a total Apple place. I bet if you bring a pc or android you'll get kicked out. Which is of course fine by me ;)

    Rasmus Hansson · January 15, 2012
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  • Dana M.

    Everything is awesome here. Great to work- free wifi very chill place with great service

    Dana Mason · January 8, 2012
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  • Munjal T.

    Also the açai bowl with hemp granola is something to fall in love with.

    Munjal Thakkar · September 28, 2011
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  • Munjal T.

    Goatcheese chicken walnut apple salad, yum.

    Munjal Thakkar · September 28, 2011
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  • Lisa Jey D.

    They have one of the absolute best selections of healthy, yummy salads in Santa Monica. Their dessert counter is pretty enticing too. Love this place

    Lisa Jey Davis · September 8, 2011
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  • Francesca

    Good food. Not so good service.

    Francesca · August 31, 2011
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  • Andy L.

    It's all about the Acai bowl with chocolate chip granola.

    Andy Lucas · July 3, 2011
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  • Lauren L.

    Tofu Bruschetta is incredible. Do it.

    Lauren Lloyd · May 20, 2011
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  • Lauren L.

    Free wi-fi! Read more

    Lauren Lloyd · May 16, 2011
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  • Jess H.

    Very slow service, but worth the wait.

    Jess Hazlett · April 25, 2011
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  • Nora J.

    Turkey chili & a book = the perfect hang.

    Nora Johnson · March 11, 2011
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  • John Q.

    The Novel Omlette w lox is awesome. Give it a whirl.

    John Quintana · February 21, 2011
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