World Cafe

★★★★★
  • 2820 Main St

    Santa Monica, CA 90405

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  • 310-392-1661

About World Cafe

Hours
Sat: 10:30am-1am, Sun: 10:30am-12am, Tue-Thu: 11am-12am, Fri: 11am-1am, Mon: 5am-12am

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walking distance from the Sunday farmer market. has a great outdoor. food is average American

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★★★★★

walking distance from the Sunday farmer market. has a great outdoor. food is average American

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There are two things to really like about World Cafe: sitting on the charming and serene patio, and drinking their bottomless champagne at brunch, and with the beach just a block away, the patio serves for a great day or night of fresh air

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There are two things to really like about World Cafe: sitting on the charming and serene patio, and drinking their bottomless champagne at brunch, and with the beach just a block away, the patio serves for a great day or night of fresh air

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one time visit will say it

3
★★★★★

one time visit will say it

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The food was fine, certainly there are more interesting menus elsewhere, but fine none the less. Unfortunately, the night was ruined when the waiter became enamored with my date. A little inappropriate for him to run his hand across her

3
★★★★★

The food was fine, certainly there are more interesting menus elsewhere, but fine none the less. Unfortunately, the night was ruined when the waiter became enamored with my date. A little inappropriate for him to run his hand across her

Pros: Great location

Cons: Service was poor. Food was average.

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This place is delicous!! We went for brunch on a Sunday, and sat outside. The outdoor patio is great, especially when the weather is good. Staff was very nice, but somewhat slow. It took forever to get our food, and to get the bill - so that was frustrating. If you aren't in a rush, I would highly recommend this place. The mimosas are great, and so is the food! I had the huevos rancheros, and they were great!

4
★★★★☆

This place is delicous!! We went for brunch on a Sunday, and sat outside. The outdoor patio is great, especially when the weather is good. Staff was very nice, but somewhat slow. It took forever to get our food, and to get the bill - so that was frustrating. If you aren't in a rush, I would highly recommend this place. The mimosas are great, and so is the food! I had the huevos rancheros, and they were great!

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I took my friend here last week and we both loved it. Our waiter was very attentive and patient with us considering it took us so long to order. Once our food came we couldn't have been happier. \r
We both ordered fish dishes which came

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★★★★★

I took my friend here last week and we both loved it. Our waiter was very attentive and patient with us considering it took us so long to order. Once our food came we couldn't have been happier. \r
We both ordered fish dishes which came

Pros: service, food

Cons: none that I can think of

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When I took my first moved to LA and took a trip down Main Street, I was immediately drawn to World Cafe because of its impressive bar with such great ambiance/decor- mood lighting that wasn't too dark, interesting ottomans to sit on, etc.

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When I took my first moved to LA and took a trip down Main Street, I was immediately drawn to World Cafe because of its impressive bar with such great ambiance/decor- mood lighting that wasn't too dark, interesting ottomans to sit on, etc.

Pros: Ambiance, Bar

Cons: sometimes it's packed, sometimes empty.

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Since I came here late on a Saturday night, I can only really speak to this place as a bar, and as a bar, I actually really enjoyed it. They had a delicious mojito bar, and I liked being able to drink at the tables outside under the lights

3
★★★★★

Since I came here late on a Saturday night, I can only really speak to this place as a bar, and as a bar, I actually really enjoyed it. They had a delicious mojito bar, and I liked being able to drink at the tables outside under the lights

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Went there on Wednesday night and had a 9pm reservation. However, when we got there we still had to wait 25 minutes despite there being empty tables outside. They appeared to be very short staffed and the servers were rushing around.

3
★★★★★

Went there on Wednesday night and had a 9pm reservation. However, when we got there we still had to wait 25 minutes despite there being empty tables outside. They appeared to be very short staffed and the servers were rushing around.

Pros: Great outdoor patio

Cons: Made us wait 25 minutes, even though we had a reservation

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The atmosphere is laid back and at night it turns into a lounge. The entree's are reasonably priced and food is ok. The appetizers are better than the entree's . Service was good, the parking is all metered parking all the time so make sure you feed the meter so you don't get a ticket.

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★★★★☆

The atmosphere is laid back and at night it turns into a lounge. The entree's are reasonably priced and food is ok. The appetizers are better than the entree's . Service was good, the parking is all metered parking all the time so make sure you feed the meter so you don't get a ticket.

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I honestly don't understand where one review calls the servers "animals." My personal experiences here have been opposite, its great service that keeps me coming back! Not to mention the romantic atmosphere. The outside patio is

3
★★★★★

I honestly don't understand where one review calls the servers "animals." My personal experiences here have been opposite, its great service that keeps me coming back! Not to mention the romantic atmosphere. The outside patio is

Pros: ambience, consistency, service and food!

Cons: no valet, prepare to search for a spot!

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Went to check out World Cafe last Friday with a friend after passing it many-a-times and never having the chance to drop in. We were seated promptly at the patio on a very chilly night but with the heat lamps blaring, we were warm all

3
★★★★★

Went to check out World Cafe last Friday with a friend after passing it many-a-times and never having the chance to drop in. We were seated promptly at the patio on a very chilly night but with the heat lamps blaring, we were warm all

Pros: ambience, service

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What ruined this entire thing for me was crass ill behaved waiters and waitresses who have positively no sense of manner at all whatsoever. They bark at you, they growl, they make left field comments, and are people you dont want to

3
★★★★★

What ruined this entire thing for me was crass ill behaved waiters and waitresses who have positively no sense of manner at all whatsoever. They bark at you, they growl, they make left field comments, and are people you dont want to

Pros: Good food, good service, good ambiance

Cons: Waiters/Waitresses are Animals

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I just returned there for the first time in 6 months. I've never had the food, but enjoy stopping by for a drink. They overhauled the drink menu (doing away with the best drink on it, The Cartel), and raised the prices on their specialty

3
★★★★★

I just returned there for the first time in 6 months. I've never had the food, but enjoy stopping by for a drink. They overhauled the drink menu (doing away with the best drink on it, The Cartel), and raised the prices on their specialty

Pros: Great setting

Cons: Pricey

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World is a decent place to start the weekend, grab dinner or recover in the morning. I went the day after my birthday and the server we had was just amazing. Food isn't bad. I like their dinner more than breakfast (breakfast on Main is at

3
★★★★★

World is a decent place to start the weekend, grab dinner or recover in the morning. I went the day after my birthday and the server we had was just amazing. Food isn't bad. I like their dinner more than breakfast (breakfast on Main is at

Pros: Fun spot, good location, great atmosphere

Cons: A bit pricey

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albeit i visited this place during in between hours but the service was absolutely horrendous! i waited at my table for 20 minutes without even a glass of water. when i finally got the waitress's attention, she seemed annoyed and

3
★★★★★

albeit i visited this place during in between hours but the service was absolutely horrendous! i waited at my table for 20 minutes without even a glass of water. when i finally got the waitress's attention, she seemed annoyed and

Pros: ambiance. the patio is lovely.

Cons: service, food

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Looks pretty nice on the outside but the World Cafe is like an expensive call-girl with a substance problem. Looks kind of good on the outside but once you get in, (take the bait) the customer service leaves a lot to be desired and the

3
★★★★★

Looks pretty nice on the outside but the World Cafe is like an expensive call-girl with a substance problem. Looks kind of good on the outside but once you get in, (take the bait) the customer service leaves a lot to be desired and the

Pros: Nice ambiance, great location

Cons: Bad food, bad service, bad value, expensive.

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World Cafe was a very nice and unwinding night out for me.....I sat at the bar and tasted some amazing happy hour pizza with pesto sauce and pine nuts made from scratch...you could tell....The Bar staff was awesome, the Manager JC was

3
★★★★★

World Cafe was a very nice and unwinding night out for me.....I sat at the bar and tasted some amazing happy hour pizza with pesto sauce and pine nuts made from scratch...you could tell....The Bar staff was awesome, the Manager JC was

Pros: Ambience....Bar

Cons: Kind of Loud..but Hip

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As mentioned before in previous reviews the patio is really appealing. It is a relaxing environment to enjoy a meal and drinks. My friend and I shared the tiger shrimp wrapped in bacon appetizer. Which was really tasty. As for my

3
★★★★★

As mentioned before in previous reviews the patio is really appealing. It is a relaxing environment to enjoy a meal and drinks. My friend and I shared the tiger shrimp wrapped in bacon appetizer. Which was really tasty. As for my

Pros: Patio seating, appetizers

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I think this was some of the worst food I ever paid to eat. It was like a bad wedding dinner. I had the grilled citrus chicken, which they served with instant mashed potatoes! The chicken was bland and rubbery and the spinach tasted

3
★★★★★

I think this was some of the worst food I ever paid to eat. It was like a bad wedding dinner. I had the grilled citrus chicken, which they served with instant mashed potatoes! The chicken was bland and rubbery and the spinach tasted

Pros: ambience

Cons: food, parking

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God-awful fare. Half my steak was fat (not kidding), harder to chew than rubber even when it was cooked rare and, believe it or not, it just tasted bad. How on earth can someone manage to make a steak taste bad I don't know, but whatever

3
★★★★★

God-awful fare. Half my steak was fat (not kidding), harder to chew than rubber even when it was cooked rare and, believe it or not, it just tasted bad. How on earth can someone manage to make a steak taste bad I don't know, but whatever

Pros: Nice patio

Cons: Food, service, noise level

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How hard is it to cook a turkeyburger so its not red in the middle. Actually no one ever asked me how my meal was or if everything was alright Scratch this one off my list

3
★★★★★

How hard is it to cook a turkeyburger so its not red in the middle. Actually no one ever asked me how my meal was or if everything was alright Scratch this one off my list

Pros: location and it was open

Cons: terrible in every way

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The World Cafe is good for sitting outside in the festive patio area sipping and over-priced cosmopolitan, but the food is average at best. While trying to be sophisticated nouveau cuisine, the actual execution often falls flat: flavors

3
★★★★★

The World Cafe is good for sitting outside in the festive patio area sipping and over-priced cosmopolitan, but the food is average at best. While trying to be sophisticated nouveau cuisine, the actual execution often falls flat: flavors

Pros: drinks, outdoor seating

Cons: service, food

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Enjoy a nice dinner and drinks outdoors at World Cafe's spacious patio lit by small lights draped around the trees overhead. On weekend nights they feature various drinks at a special price. (last time I was there, they had $5 mojitos)

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★★★★★

Enjoy a nice dinner and drinks outdoors at World Cafe's spacious patio lit by small lights draped around the trees overhead. On weekend nights they feature various drinks at a special price. (last time I was there, they had $5 mojitos)

Pros: ambience, walking distance to other bars, good food

Cons: parking, sometimes very crowded

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My boyfriend took me out for a romantic date this past weekend and thankfully the experience and restaurant lived up to our desires! We started out with the World Cafe Martini's - great martini with a wash of black currant flavor. Moved

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My boyfriend took me out for a romantic date this past weekend and thankfully the experience and restaurant lived up to our desires! We started out with the World Cafe Martini's - great martini with a wash of black currant flavor. Moved

Pros: romantic, good parking metered lot

Cons: can get loud

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The food has absolutely no taste. We ordered a few things on the menu and both were so incredibly bland, lacking even a trace of salt. Don't waste your money, time or tummy space.

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★★★★★

The food has absolutely no taste. We ordered a few things on the menu and both were so incredibly bland, lacking even a trace of salt. Don't waste your money, time or tummy space.

Pros: Ambience

Cons: Food

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My sister and I had been walking up and down main street to find a place to eat lunch, World Cafe looked beautiful and the place was packed for saturday lunch. We were seated inside near the patio and everything was fine, until we had to

3
★★★★★

My sister and I had been walking up and down main street to find a place to eat lunch, World Cafe looked beautiful and the place was packed for saturday lunch. We were seated inside near the patio and everything was fine, until we had to

Pros: ambience

Cons: bad service, bad managment

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This is an awesome place to go w/ friends on a date or w/ ur honey!! The food is really good, gr8 service, u can dine inside or outside. I prefer outside especially if its a nice night. Then it has a lounge/cocktail area which is real fun

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★★★★★

This is an awesome place to go w/ friends on a date or w/ ur honey!! The food is really good, gr8 service, u can dine inside or outside. I prefer outside especially if its a nice night. Then it has a lounge/cocktail area which is real fun

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After the usual dining hours, the World Cafe takes on a lounge atmosphere. The place is bustling with beautiful people, almost like a Hollywood spot without the pompous and wannabe-classy feel. Everyone comes to relax and enjoy themselves. The food is ok, but I usually stick to the drinks. The drinks are probably the best part...I would recommend the Cartel or Mojitos. The staff, from the bouncer to the bartenders are all friendly (Once again illustrating the cordial feeling, not pompous like Hollywood).

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★★★★☆

After the usual dining hours, the World Cafe takes on a lounge atmosphere. The place is bustling with beautiful people, almost like a Hollywood spot without the pompous and wannabe-classy feel. Everyone comes to relax and enjoy themselves. The food is ok, but I usually stick to the drinks. The drinks are probably the best part...I would recommend the Cartel or Mojitos. The staff, from the bouncer to the bartenders are all friendly (Once again illustrating the cordial feeling, not pompous like Hollywood).

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One of my favorites on Main St. - World Cafe is a great place for drinks and just hanging out with friends. Fantastic decor adds to the atmosphere - cool patio area with heat lamps where you can check out the crowd outside. Good martinis

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One of my favorites on Main St. - World Cafe is a great place for drinks and just hanging out with friends. Fantastic decor adds to the atmosphere - cool patio area with heat lamps where you can check out the crowd outside. Good martinis

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Living and working near Santa Monica, I've been to World Cafe a few times, and each time I wonder why I went back. The only saving grace of the restaurant is the beautiful patio atmosphere. The food isn't awful (fairly average), but it's

3
★★★★★

Living and working near Santa Monica, I've been to World Cafe a few times, and each time I wonder why I went back. The only saving grace of the restaurant is the beautiful patio atmosphere. The food isn't awful (fairly average), but it's

Pros: The Weather

Cons: AWFUL service

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Great Ambience, lovely, outdoor patio. Took us awhile to find the hostess stand, it was set in the back instead of at THE DOOR. Small selection of wines by the glass, but plently of bottles. I got the Tuna, I asked for it med-rare

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★★★★★

Great Ambience, lovely, outdoor patio. Took us awhile to find the hostess stand, it was set in the back instead of at THE DOOR. Small selection of wines by the glass, but plently of bottles. I got the Tuna, I asked for it med-rare

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Went on a Saturday night and had to wait. It was fine though, because there is a nice lounge area. The atmosphere was great as well as the martini's. Food was also pretty good and decently priced. This is a great place to get together

3
★★★★★

Went on a Saturday night and had to wait. It was fine though, because there is a nice lounge area. The atmosphere was great as well as the martini's. Food was also pretty good and decently priced. This is a great place to get together

Pros: atmosphere, martinis

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Great patio seating, lots of lush plants/trees and twinkling lights. Good service and food (nice menu). They make the best cosmopolitans!

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★★★★☆

Great patio seating, lots of lush plants/trees and twinkling lights. Good service and food (nice menu). They make the best cosmopolitans!

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The World Cafe is a superb restaurant. The entrees are delicious and the desserts divine. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable and the ambiance is lovely. Definitely an excellent date place. Go on a first date or go on a special

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The World Cafe is a superb restaurant. The entrees are delicious and the desserts divine. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable and the ambiance is lovely. Definitely an excellent date place. Go on a first date or go on a special

Pros: Excellent food, Friendly Staff, Ambiance

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Had an incredible experience at the World Cafe on a Thursday night. The lamb is a must and the seared scallops are exceptional. Our waiter, Josh, gave us excellent service, great suggestions and even more fabulous head and neck massages.

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Had an incredible experience at the World Cafe on a Thursday night. The lamb is a must and the seared scallops are exceptional. Our waiter, Josh, gave us excellent service, great suggestions and even more fabulous head and neck massages.

Pros: excellent waitstaff, interesting ambience, great drinks

Cons: parking is rough

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If you can tolerate awful service and average food, the patio is a great place on a summer evening. A properly managed restaurant could make a killing in this location.

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If you can tolerate awful service and average food, the patio is a great place on a summer evening. A properly managed restaurant could make a killing in this location.

Pros: Patio, Location

Cons: Service, Service, Service

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The drinks are tolerable (although a friend had to give "the worst dirty martini ever" back to the bartender on one occasion). The food is not special, but not bad. The staff attitude tends to be of the hipper-than-thou ilk. What makes

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★★★★★

The drinks are tolerable (although a friend had to give "the worst dirty martini ever" back to the bartender on one occasion). The food is not special, but not bad. The staff attitude tends to be of the hipper-than-thou ilk. What makes

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The patio is well lit, nicely layed out and quite frankly almost the perfect place to spend a warm summer night. I say almost because the food needs a lot of improvement. Everything I've ever ordered has been entirely generic. I felt like

3
★★★★★

The patio is well lit, nicely layed out and quite frankly almost the perfect place to spend a warm summer night. I say almost because the food needs a lot of improvement. Everything I've ever ordered has been entirely generic. I felt like

Pros: beautiful pation

Cons: food only ok

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Off main streen in Santa Monica, a beautiful place day or night. Lights strung up make for a festive atmosphere at night & on a sunny day it is nice to sit in the open & eat. Lounge looks nice but small, the food is pretty good. I had

3
★★★★★

Off main streen in Santa Monica, a beautiful place day or night. Lights strung up make for a festive atmosphere at night & on a sunny day it is nice to sit in the open & eat. Lounge looks nice but small, the food is pretty good. I had

Pros: Good food, Good Atmosphere

Cons: Pricey, small

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World Cafe is a great place to start off the weekend. They make great margaritas and the tiger shrimp is amazing. The ambiance is fun and the crowd is entertaining. Overall, my friends and I had a blast here.

3
★★★★★

World Cafe is a great place to start off the weekend. They make great margaritas and the tiger shrimp is amazing. The ambiance is fun and the crowd is entertaining. Overall, my friends and I had a blast here.

Pros: The Food, The Margaritas, The Talent

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I found this place right after moving the area and it continues to be one of my favorite places to take out-of-towners. The patio is really lovely--particularly on summer evenings. And when you add one of WC's stellar martinis to the

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★★★★★

I found this place right after moving the area and it continues to be one of my favorite places to take out-of-towners. The patio is really lovely--particularly on summer evenings. And when you add one of WC's stellar martinis to the

Pros: Unique martinis, Great patio, Good appetizers

Cons: Semi-slow service

 

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