Reservations are not required and the environment is very chill.
You can order at the counter and chose from a variety of dishes that include grilled chicken sliders, roasted pepper paninis and egg sandwiches, as well as a shaved vegetable and kale salad selection that makes for a great post gym treat, as well as protein friendly sides like salmon filets and chicken breasts.
You can also enjoy heartier fare like pasta shells in a red lentil bolognese with san marzano tomatoes, parmesan snow and fresh basil.
Doesn't that sound like a good thing to have for lunch?
Pastries and desserts come courtesy of LA bakery Rockenwagner and coffee is provided by Barefoot Coffee out of Santa Clara.
The cafe does not serve alcohol as yet, but plans to soon, now offering juice, soda and a variety of healthy snacks.
Beach Nation makes for a great date spot and there are plenty of spaces to hang with friends, so trust--you will be talking about this meal for a long time to come.
You're immediately welcomed by a sand pit filled with pretty pops of color and carefully selected details like wooden beach chairs, ceramic tables and Hang-10 pillows which fit the vibe of the cafe and make you feel as if you just stepped off the beach, not the corner of Santa Monica and Sweetzer.
Traffic and noise are not really an issue here as the cafe provides plenty of ambiance and you have the added bonus of being shaded by palm trees, sea grass and awnings to take your mind off any thoughts that you might be some place other than paradise.
And if you're ready to escape, check out Beach Nation!
8289 Santa Monica Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Sunday -Thursday 7am to 10pm
Friday and Saturday 7am to 12am