The Novel Cafe is a breakfast and brunch restaurant located in Santa Monica, CA. The restaurant offers a wide variety of brunch items, and reviewers were mostly pleased with their experiences, leaving an average of 3.5 stars out of 5.
Food received solid reviews, as reviewers found the food to hit the spot, but it did not offer anything spectacular. Reviewers enjoyed the variety of menu items available with hearty portions, although prices were towards the higher end.
The atmosphere received mixed reviews, as the interior has bookcases lining the walls, which some found to look dated and cheap, with others enjoying the non-traditional decor. It is also part of a larger interior area with another business and a surf shop. Congestion and noise levels were not an issue, and there is an patio area.
Service was decent, as staff members were friendly and food was prompt. Most reviewers were happy with their service and did not have issues, finding their needs fulfilled.