You cut short a miserable date with a Silicon Beach tech bro, and now you’re stuck in Santa Monica waiting out the traffic. You can’t drink because you have to drive home, but you still want to drown your sorrows in something. How about a slice of cake the size of an entire cake? Sweet Lady Jane is a warm neighborhood bakery that stays open until 11pm on the weekends and offers a huge selection of rich and sugary baked goods. It’s not usually busy, so you can feel comfortable shoveling half your weight’s worth of German Chocolate cake into your mouth while you re-open Tinder.
More spots in Santa MonicaSee more
For bistro style burgers, steak, and meat with a mission, Belcampo in Santa Monica is a great option.
Giorgio Baldi is an Italian restaurant in the Palisades and one of the most insane celebrity hideouts in the city.
More Cafe/Bakery spotsSee more
Blu Jam Café
Brunch at Blu Jam Café in Hollywood is verifiably nuts, but this breakfast spot turns local during the week.
Bondi Harvest is a breakfast and lunch spot bringing Australian vibes to Santa Monica.
Suggested by our writers
Blue Star Donuts
Venice’s Blue Star Donuts serves delicious donuts in unique flavors that are worth the line.
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more