Location: 1534 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403. (310) 829-3990
Date: June 2 & July 6, 2018
Rating: Fine brunch
In the early 00s my wife and I ate most Saturday brunches on Montana in Santa Monica, and we tried everything there.
This space, relatively newly opened as Margo’s was Ox & Son before it (did that) and Cafe Montana before that (ate there dozens of times — they had really awesome pies and cakes in conjunction with Balabu). As Cafe Montana I used to see Arnold Schwarzenegger all the time here.
Anyway, now it’s Margo’s, so we tried it for brunch in a 3.0 incarnation. Space is darker.
The lunch/brunch menu.
Salmon Benedict with potatoes. Solid.
Breakfast Burrito with eggs, sausage, etc. A good one too, even if this is simple LA breakfast fare.
Biscuits. Can’t totally take the Southerner out of me.
Omelet with potatoes.
Fried chicken sandwich with fries. It had cheese and aioli and pickles on it. Could have used more flavor.
Chocolate gluten free olive oil cake. Not too bad.
Certainly solid for local casual brunch. I’ll have to try again and sample more.