Bread & Porridge in Santa Monica


I’m terrible when it comes to eating a full breakfast, I’m usually a cup of black coffee kind of gal.  But nothing makes me happier than being able to sit down and have a full breakfast that’s tasty and keeps me full all day.

Since 1994, Bread and Porridge has been serving up some of the best breakfast on the Westside. I discovered this place when I moved to LA and thought I’d share with you a couple of my favorite breakfast items in town.

Bread & Porridge 
2315 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403

Instead of my usual black coffee, I decided to live a little and have a Ghirardelli Hot Chocolate. It was topped with an ample amount of whipped cream (just how I always had it as a kid) and totally hits that comforting spot.

The Ultimate Breakfast Burrito is my favorite item to get here. Not only is it jam-packed, but they wrap it tight enough so it all stays in the tortilla (major points for that!). This is a classic breakfast burrito with rice, beans, eggs, cheddar cheese and pico de gallo, and it comes with a side of house-made salsa, sour cream and guac.
Editor note – I order it with their Cilantro Verde Sausage, made with turkey and chicken in place of the usual sausage.

I really went all out with my sweet tooth here! I also got the Original Belgian Waffle topped with strawberries, Nutella and a fresh vanilla cream. I’m a Nutella fanatic, so this treat really hits the spot.

If you’re in Santa Monica, be sure to pop in!


Actress and Founder of Girls on Food: I was born and raised in the suburbs of Sacramento, California. I grew up a typical “McDonald’s kid”. I was very picky about what I ate and refused to try new foods. No fun, I know. My Mom started taking me on trips to Europe when I was a teenager and that’s when my palate for finer foods began to develop. Some of my most memorable favorite meals include Veal Bolognese in Rome, Gyros in Athens, Paella in Lisbon and Duck L’Orange in Paris. While this helped me grow out of a fast food phase, I still eat out quite a bit. I know I should be at home cooking, but I love dining out. I started working in restaurants in various front of the house positions at age 15. Since my start, I’ve worked in every casual restaurant setting you can think of: a teriyaki stand, brewery, sushi nightclub, trendy Mexican, family-style Italian, American diner, pizza parlor and even a BLT themed food truck. I can't help but notice that many of the LA food bloggers don't have any sort of background working in a restaurant. A lot of my perspective on food and dining out comes from my years of experience in the biz. Since starting this blog, I have shot appearances on a couple of cooking competition shows as a taster (including MasterChef Junior and another upcoming show). We have also started producing a Youtube Channel. IMDb page here: For this site I contribute content from all over Los Angeles (and the world) to showcase my favorite fine-dining spots, steakhouses, exclusive supper clubs, Hollywood nightlife and our very own #GOFx events, which I plan and coordinate.