It's very casual, and not so spacious inside. Communal table seating and ordering at the counter is their style. Only open for breakfast and lunch, the smell of fresh-baked carbs is enough to lure in customers who keep the place hustling and bustling. I believe their specialties are the enticing array of baked breads, pastries, muffins, tarts, bars, cupcakes, pies, mousses - you name it! They also do the light, casual lunch; colorful salads, sandwich creations and warm soups. My parents, Jon and myself shared quite the rainbow of a salad trio (beets + kale + couscous) and the tender pulled pork sandwich. One thing I thought was unique was the filtered water they provided for dine-in patrons in tall glass jars. Hey, it saves you from buying bottled.
This is another place where the menu is primarily driven by locally-sourced market fresh ingredients. The owners, in fact, are local too! Zoe Nathan and Josh Loeb were born and raised in Santa Monica. For more info on them - and the Cafe - check out the Cafe's website. Since Jon played official photog for lunch check out the photos from his schhweeet-ass camera.