No matter what time of day you’re at the Santa Monica Pier, it’s a gorgeous setting! Pacific Park’s silhouette on the Pier, sand and waves, and of course the unique vibe that the Santa Monica Pier has always makes for a fun experience. However, there’s nothing quite like visiting the Pier in the morning, when it’s quiet and peaceful, allowing you to hear the waves crashing and birds flying around, while you people watch and enjoy the scenery. While you’re at the Santa Monica Pier in the morning, there’s a few places to enjoy a delicious breakfast. Below are some of our favs!
Right at the entrance to Pacific Park, you will find Beach Burger. Beach Burger recently expanded their menu to add breakfast, which you can enjoy from 9AM-11AM daily. On their new breakfast menu, you can find a hearty breakfast sandwich, sweet buttermilk pancakes with a side of bacon, and a breakfast burrito stuffed with eggs, cheese, hash browns, and your choice of bacon or sausage. Looking for a small snack or side? They also have crispy tater tots. All items can be made vegetarian as well.
A convenient place to stop if you’re near the beach in Santa Monica is Perry’s Cafe, which has 4 open air cafe locations on the sand. At Perry’s Cafe, you can rent surfboards, bikes and more, as well as enjoy organic and locally-sourced food. For breakfast, you can get eggs, omelets, breakfast burritos, breakfast sandwiches, and smoothies. The cafe has a lot of breakfast options on the lighter side, offering a wide variety of vegetarian food as well. Hours vary by day.
Located about midway on the Santa Monica Pier is Pier Burger. Pier Burger is known for their burgers and fries, along with their hot dogs and perfectly Instagrammable frozen custards. For breakfast, they serve their Pier Burger topped with bacon and a fried egg, as well as breakfast sandwiches and oatmeal with fresh fruit. Pier Burger is always a convenient place to stop for breakfast since they open at 8:30am each day, bright and early!
Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
If you’re looking for something that’s more of a grab-and-go option, the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf at Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier is a great option! Not only can you get your morning caffeine fix starting at 9am each day, but you can grab one of their pastries to pair with it, then enjoy the view and your morning walk along the Pier!
And there you have it! A few of our favorite places to stop for breakfast when you’re at the Santa Monica Pier. Whether you’re in the mood for grab-and-go, or want to sit back and relax, there’s a delicious breakfast for everyone near the Pier.
Pier Burger photo courtesy of @jose.l.requena, CBTL photo courtesy of @aisomaki.