Brunch Newcomer in Santa Monica: The Courtyard Kitchen

Brunch. All day, every day.

This new little brunch / lunch spot is equally as charming as it is delicious. Ideal for breakfast on the Westside or casual lunch meetings.

Seating is outdoors on a small, tucked away patio off Montana. Female bosses stepping out for brunch/lunch will give in to the ambiance and gossip for an extra 20 minutes.

The best part - Dad is the chef, Mom makes cheerful rounds to the tables, and their daughter, Mirela, serves and generally manages the place.

Boss can face the white walls and flowers and pretend he/she is in Europe for a coffee.

The menu is mostly organic and locally sourced, but maintains reasonable prices.

Don't miss the impressive variety of healthy smoothies. If Boss is in the mood but has no time to linger, recommend a smoothie-to-go to cap off the meal.

The Courtyard Kitchen $$ Menu (310) 587-2333 1211 Montana Ave Santa Monica, CA 90403

Hours: Mon-Sun 8 am - 4 pm