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Getting Brunch in Santa Monica (just off The 3rd Street Promenade)

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While I've always enjoyed shopping and strolling down the 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica, it's never really been on the top of my list of dining destinations. Most of the restaurants on 3rd Street are overpriced and/or serve mediocre food. Though I'm a fan of Angelato (they boast 100 flavors of gelato, what's not to love?) and usually stop by the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf for my usual ice blended drink, finding a decent place for a tasty brunch is another matter.

Bypassing Cafe Crepe this time, my dining companion and I strayed a few blocks down to Jack 'n Jill's Cafe near the corner of 5th Street and Santa Monica Boulevard. While I've strolled past the bright yellow facade of this bakery cafe many a time, it always seemed to be just after a hearty meal...