The OP Cafe is a historic, hidden gem in Santa Monica's beautiful Sunset Park neighborhood, just minutes from the beach. The cozy little spot first opened in 1942, serving the neighborhood and Douglas Aircraft employees. In 1996 The OP Cafe became the local, beach themed restaurant we know and love dedicated to serving quality, homemade breakfast and lunch fare with a smile.
For over 12 years, The Verge Company kept that same dedication to quality ingredients, welcoming hospitality, and community-driven service. With great sadness, the café doors closed in 2021 after the pandemic struck.
Two long years and much anticipation later, The Verge Company is reopening The OP Cafe along side local couple; Danny and Meagan.
"Growing up in the neighborhood, everyone knew The OP Cafe. It's a place to gather, laugh, and enjoy delicious food with friends and family. We aim to restore this community pillar to its full glory, and introduce some new local favorites along the way. Come join us for a cup of coffee, a warm breakfast plate, and some good conversation." - Danny and Meagan
It’s all in the details at The OP Café as the surf-inspired décor reflects the laid back, casual dining room to a sunlit patio that welcomes dogs and humans alike. Also at OP, giving back to the community is an integral part of our ethos. Over the years the team continues to partner with local police department and city service workers in addition to creating fundraisers for the local schools, sports, and arts programs. We believe that good honest, fresh food in a down-to-Earth setting is what everyone needs to start the day right. We also serve early bird specials before 9 am that range from our famous pancakes to eggs and more. Whether it’s for breakfast, brunch or lunch, we’ll have the coffee and OJ ready with a smile. All family members are welcome, even the pups in our dog-friendly patio.