Milo and Olive

2723 Wilshire Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Critics' Pick
Best Of
Milo and Olive +

Amy Scattergood Milo & Olive butternut squash flatbread, etc.


  • $$
  • Beer/Wine
  • Parking Lot Available, Street Parking
  • Reservations Not Accepted
If Santa Monica were a house, Milo and Olive would be its sunny breakfast nook, although much more than breakfast takes place here. Zoe Nathan and Josh Loeb's bakery and pizza spot is barely even a restaurant — a bakery counter, some seating along a bar that faces the kitchen, and two communal tables make up the entire place. Naturally, you should always expect to wait for a seat, but dining well in one of the city's most convivial spaces is worth the inconvenience. At breakfast, grits and eggs and greens and sausage, a smashing breakfast pizza, great coffee and some seriously fantastic pastries are on offer. At lunch and dinner, the pizza — bread-centric, crispy and addictive — reigns supreme, but there are also plenty of farmers market–driven small plates, as well as hearty pastas, to divert you if need be. The salads are lovingly compiled as well. A common mistake here is to fill up before dessert. Don't do it — Nathan is one of the best bakers around, and choosing a treat from the bakery case at the end of your meal is one of the sweetest parts, literally and figuratively, of eating here. - Besha Rodell

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