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You Rise, They Shine… Breakfast on Santa Monica’s Montana Ave.

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By Laurel House/ChickNotes Guide, Special to LAist

In a town filled with people who “work from home,” “work the dinner shift,” enjoy expensive expensed breakfast “meetings,” or simply “don’t work,” you’d think that, like coffee shops, breakfast spots would be one of the most popular eateries to open. Sure there are great places around town in random locations with zero atmosphere aside from the amassed a.m. crowd lingering outside for a table. But come on, LA is the place to see and be seen--right?

We want to stroll pre- and post-dining, or at least we like the idea of it, which is why streets like Roberston and Abbott Kinney have become such popular destinations for lunch and dinner. But still… what about breakfast?

Finally, LA has a “breakfast strip” and it cropped up along Santa Monica’s Montana Ave, a street that attracts a cross section of local color- from suited business men to young yoga moms, genius tech entrepreneurs to flip flop wearing writer/actor-types. With over a dozen restaurants and cafes serving up breakfast fare within a mere 17 blocks, one would think that the competition would be steep, but instead it’s like family. Here are a few of the favorites that elevate breakfast to a new level of foodie-goodness: