The Monster isn’t too keen on breakfast.  That’s what happens when one doesn’t eat eggs, or drink milk or coffee, enjoy bacon or sausage, or like pancakes and waffles (unless fried chicken is involved).  So early morning generally entails fruit or a smoothie and some veggie burgers sans bun to get something hot into the tummy.

But every once in a while The Monster sneaks over to Omelette Parlor when he wants a hardier start to the day.  During the week the two dining rooms and patio are fairly quiet while weekends bring crowds and waits.  The Monster hates waiting so he’s never been over the weekend.

It’s cheerily done up, old photographs of Santa Monica lining the walls and American flags (natch, five of them) hanging from the ceiling.  Fans lazily spin while men sip coffee and read the paper.  You’d almost forget that print journalism is almost dead and notions like community are waning.

Here’s why The Monster can come to Omelette Parlor.  He gets the breakfast burrito.  It’s a flour tortilla stuffed with scrambled eggs, scallions, bacon, cheddar and avocado.  Served with sour cream, pico de gallo and potatoes on the side.  So let’s jettison the egg, the bacon and the sour cream.  In their stead?  Bob’s barbecued chicken from the omelette section. Viola, perfect Monster breakfast.

Douse those potatoes in Tabasco and go to town on your large and tasty breakfast burrito.

There will be those of you, the purists, the breakfast champions, who demand eggs and bacon and toast.  Want your omelettes and enjoy your coffee. And for you OP has a huge selection of traditional breakfast options to start the day.  So we can all live in peace and harmony.

Why go? A barbecued chicken breakfast burrito sounds like the absolute bomb.

Monster rating: 3/5 Monsters

2732 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA 90405

(310) 399-7892

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  1. Wow is that a blast from the past for us. We lived on 9th st in SaMo for years and used to go there . Glad to hear it’s still alive and well .once we moved over to Stewart in MV we started going to Raes and having brunches in the yard

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