Novel Cafe

2507 Main St
Santa Monica, CA 90405
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Customer Reviews (20 reviews)


on Citysearch Dec 01, 2008
Honestly, if I could give this place a negative star, I would. One star is even too good a review. Have had breakfast and lunch here a few times, each time hoping it would be better. The service is slow and incompetent.... (more)


on Citysearch Jun 26, 2008
I like Mani's (outside seating specifically) because it is one of the places on Main Street where you can sit, relax, eat, and people watch. Though I had to wait quite awhile for an outside table- there was plenty of... (more)


on Citysearch Jun 11, 2008
the set up is sort of a ordering in line, and there are ten people behind the counter that suffer something worst then ADD. i was waiting and ordering and waiting and reordering and finally gave up - asked for my money and... (more)

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on Citysearch Apr 29, 2008
Has a nice patio the food is very healthy. The service is good, but it is always crowded. It is a place where you can go when you are not in a rush and you??????re willing to wait for a good strong cup of coffee and a delicious... (more)


on Citysearch Jan 14, 2008
Great place to stop for lunch. I highly recommend all their sandwiches especially their chicken pesto. Also their cesar salad is great! The bakery is also very good, both the Pecan and Cherry Pies are worth the price!... (more)


on Citysearch Oct 04, 2007
can't cook eggs - P.S. G - Today Just had breakfast at Mani's, I ordered my eggs over easy, when they were delivered the whites were mostly raw and runny, (a health hazard) I pointed this out to the server who returned... (more)


on Citysearch Sep 23, 2007
Mani's used to be one of my favorite places to eat in Santa Monica. The food is healthy, and they have a nice patio to eat outside. Unfortunately the service is probably the worst service i have experienced on a... (more)


on Citysearch Aug 04, 2007
This cafe has the worst service ever and the food doesn't make up for it either. The first time we went, we sat outside for 15 minutes with no server. We were finally fed up and decided to leave. The second time around, we... (more)


on Citysearch May 29, 2007
I've been to Mani's several times. Each time worse than the time before, culminating in my most recent experience which led to my vow never to go back. Mani's has consistently bad service, but this was a new low. My... (more)


on Citysearch Apr 27, 2007
Low quality food & service We went there for breakfast, got cold coffee, bad service and OK food. Only one omelet out of 6 dishes we ordered was fine. The service is not good and its not professional (Almost scary and... (more)
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