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- 73%Family Travelers
- 51%Nightlife Lovers
- 51%Luxury Travelers
Member Reviews (10)
- Amandine PatissiereMember ofFamily TravelersFoodiesWellness+ 5Aug 15, 2013
A fantastic brunch spot in Santa Monica. To die for: French toast. They use their own baked bread here. The insides are moist, and the exterior is crisp--a perfect french toast! I also love the croissants here...best I've had in the US. Unfortunately, the chocolate/almond croissant was surprisingly not so good. The omelettes are delicious--Amandine omelette, and the mushroom/swiss/spinach one. Slightly too greasy, but great buttery flavor overall. I also like the restaurant setup. It gets crowded, but it's nice a bright with options to sit outdoors.
- Amandine PatissiereMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Oct 22, 2012
Amandine has some really delicious pastries. I believe the pastry chef is Japanese, so some of the items have a Japanese flavor incorporated into them, like red beans. The pastries are also not very sweet compared to the their typical American counterparts. The croissants and "Zoo" bread are good, but the cakes are even better. The cakes all have an amazing combination of textures and flavors that go so well together, like the taste chocolat. Order at the counter and then grab a table. There are not too many tables inside, so grab one when you see an open one. There's also free wi-fi. They have some brunch/lunch items like omlettes and sandwiches, which I haven't tried yet, but I would highly recommend the pastries.
- Amandine PatissiereMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 12Jul 05, 2012
The desserts, pastries and bread here are just DIVINE. I do have to blame them for the 5+ lbs I gained though. My favorites are: chocolate croissants, almond croissants, cakes, banana cream tarts & berry tarts. Unfortunately, they don't have a big selection of cookies. Also, parking can be really hard to find.
- Amandine PatissiereJul 04, 2012
This Classicly trained french chef puts minor japanese twist on the food. Gave this place a five star primarily for their croissant. To be honest, I've always said that there is no place in the world outside of Paris to get a really good croissant...but I will say, this one comes pretty darn close. I would recommend the regular croissant...the other croissants are good too; but if you get one, get the regular.
Place also makes a great omelette - the Amandine. Wonderful, breakfast / lunch joint.
- Amandine Patissiere