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jcklinne44

10/28/2011

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HORRIBLE SERVICE!

WORST COSTUMER SERVICE EVER! They are so rude, they ignore their costumers, the food is good but I like to go somewhere where I'm going to be treated nice and friendly...I agree with the previouS comment ""In this economy everyone needs to be on their toes because they will lose costumers"" I WILL NEVER COME HERE AGAIN! I even call the manager/owner and told him and he didn't even apologize he was just saying ""okay, okay"" on the phone! obviously they don't care about their costumers.

Espressome

09/07/2010

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Good Food...Bipolar Servers

I love coming to this place but its always a different experience with the servers. They are usually either making rude remarks to each other or ignoring thier guests. I saw at least 3 people stad up and ask for thier checks. I seriously think they need someone in charge there cause they are gonna drive the customers away.
I really like this place though, cute, cozy and really good food. In this economy everyone needs to be on thier toes.

cjsabec

01/29/2010

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I LOVE this place!!!

This has become my go-to place for breakfast in the City of Angels during my recent trips to Venice and Malibu. The food is great and the service friendly and fast. The prices are really reasonable for the portions and the mostly organic ingredients. Even though I only drop in every month or so on trips down from SF, the morning server, Shannon, never fails to recognize me and greet me with a smile! A home away from home. Who can ask for more?

its4tcb

08/17/2009

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The best Memories where made here

The experience of walking in and being remembered by our waiter after a month had gone by made us feel like family. Breakfast is the best! Love Maxwell's can't wait for our next visit :)

fyigirl

07/19/2008

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my favorite breakfast spot!!

This place is the best for breakfast! The yummiest homemade breakfast. Great omeletes, pancakes, strawberry frenchtoast, veggie patties, sausage. Very casual and comfortable and cool Maxfield Parrish art. Super kid friendly with books and crayons. I've always received the most prompt and friendly sevice and hot food. Yes, there is a long wait on the weekends.

txarchi

07/12/2008

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Why do you wait?

I always see lines here so I thought I would give it a try on a Saturday afternoon when there was very little to no wait. Meh. Nothing too special here. Food is good but the service is very slow- and Im talking about after being seated. Simple things like refilling a coffee cup and water glass really shouldnt be too hard to keep up when the place is not full. There are plenty of places around that feature a more relaxing environment for that price.

playmour

12/07/2007

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Avoid if you don't want to feel rushed

Couple of my friends and I started coming to Maxwells this past Sept on Fridays--We have become regulars...It has been a comfortable place to get a good breakfast and coffee and catch up/destress from the week..... Overall the staff there has been very welcoming and prompt with their service.and we have never felt like we had to rush through our meal--until today....I guess this guy is a manager (we have seen him before/not overly friendly)--he came to our table to clear a few things and said ""there are people waiting for tables"" (in other words time to go...)We thought this was rude and there were a few vacant tables...We may have to find a new place for our Friday breakfasts...If you want to have a leisurely meal and linger over a few cups of coffee this may not be the spot to go!!

jopsuey

08/08/2007

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Best Breakfast EVER!

We've tried to go somewhere else but nothing EVER compares to Maxwell's. Every time someone comes in from out of town, we must take them here. The wait is always worth it! Sure sometimes the service isn't stellar but we are too busy stuffing our faces with the BEST bacon EVER to even really care. They are always nice and always get the food right. The Benedict with grilled onions and bacon is so delicious it's hard to stray from it... Thank goodness for Maxwell's!!

maxwellscafe

04/13/2007

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Maxwells Cafe is under new management!

Mike Maxwell, owner for 37 years, has moved to Costa Rica and opened anpother Maxwells. Venice Maxwell's is the same except for some new ""Kitchen Specials"" .The kitchen staff has been there for 20 years, everything is more or less the same except service is better. The wait is still 15-30 min. on the weekends.
If you want to come in when there is no line try before 9 am or after 1:30 pm.
Mawells is a breakfast / lunch cafe with homemade food.

omegabdowell

03/27/2007

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Overall
Best Breakfast

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poppies77

11/24/2006

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Good Breakfast, Too Popular

It can't be denied that Maxwell Cafe has good nosh, but they always seem to be packed. The waitstaff tries their best, but they always seem a little haggard from trying to effectively serve the masses.

cpaquin78

09/18/2006

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A hidden gem

I stopped in at the Maxwell Cafe for breakfast this morning, and have found my new favorite breakfast spot. The decor brings to mind a roadside cafe back home, as opposed to the bottled generic cafe of Los Angeles. Local memorablia litters the walls, free coffe while you wait in line.

We waited about 15 mintues to be seated (it's a busy place at 11 on Sunday morning) and got great service imediatly. Pancakes we killer (as simple as they are, you'de be surprised how many places find a way to mess them up) the turkey sausage was AMAZING, and they even managed to get my order for eggs - over medium done exactly right.

I highly recomend this place, especially if you are local to the Venice/Culver City area, parking is simple and free on side streets and cost is around $8 per plate

jessag

07/27/2006

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Great breakfast, great service.

I visited Maxwell Cafe due to its proximity to my new place. The food and the service is excellent. I love that they offer vegetarian sausage and tofu on the breakfast menu! The only negative thing is that is priced a little on the high side.

graciepitstop

05/17/2006

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Overall
Great vibe, tasty food

If you enjoy a non-LA hoity-toity amosphere, this is it. Its worth the wait in line outside. Its moves pretty quick anyways. The food is delicious and the waitstaff are fun. Go early if you're impatient. Park on the street - I've never had a problem in my 28 years as a native to the area.

revoemag

03/11/2006

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worst service ever

I thought this place would be good, but the service was the worst ever. We had to wait forever for a table even though there were open tables. when we did finally get seated we had to wait forever for someone to take our order. On top of all the wait, they randomly forgot most of our order. I thought it was just a busy day, but we tried again and the service was just as bad. Also the manager was really nasty. Worst service ever.

roxxy

01/17/2006

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Overall
Who's the customer here?

I went to Maxwell's on a weekday morning, after hearing so much about the food here. I waited for a long time (expected), but when I finally got seated, I was ignored for about 10 minutes. I finally flagged someone down, and they cattily told me to wait for MY server. Finally put in my order and the food was pretty good. However, my server never came back. I asked someone else for some tabasco, and they very grudgingly brought it 5 minutes later. Talk about uppity employees. I'm definitely NOT going back.

naijadiva

12/21/2005

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There's a reason why there's a line to get in

i went with a group of 8, Keep in mind that this place is cafe size...ie SMALL Once inside, we were seated promptly and the servers were friendly and attentive. In fact, those in my party who were upset that they had to wait extra time, changed their attitude once the food arrived. I had the strawberry french toast with home fries and chicken cilantro sausage. The french toast wasnt too thick so I could finish it for once. Everything was delicious and satisfying. Come early if you want a chance at great seating, but if there's a wait they'll bring you coffee outside on request. No lot parking, so if there are two of you, have one person put the name on the list and the other park the car. Also, if you decide to bring a group, call first and make sure your entire party is present.

ksmyers311

11/25/2005

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User review by ksmyers311

It takes a little while to sit, but once you do, you get promp service and prompt food.
It is overall a very friendly atmospheare. The waitress are friendly and you get to know the locals, since so many of them go there for there morning coffee before work.
Also, all of the food is made fresh, nothing is frozen.

christienic

11/06/2005

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Overall
Incredible Breakfast

It might be a little hard to get seated at times, but that's only because the place is popular enough to be packed at all times. The food is definitely well worth the wait. I just recently started going to Maxwell's for breakfast on Sundays here and there. I was hooked the first time I ate there and my friends love it too. Highly Recommended!

chrisnrich

05/28/2003

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Overall
Good breakfast food

After wanting to eat here for seemingly forever, we recently got the chance to stop here with some friends.

The line outside always seems daunting, and this time was no different. But, after a not-too-long wait, we were seated way in the back.

This place was constantly busy while we were there, which could help explain the extremely friendly but very inconsistent service. The food was good, and Rich really liked the peanut butter chip and banana pancakes. The other items we had were decently prepared, but were pretty standard.

Details

Phone: (310) 306-7829

Address: 13329 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066

Website: http://www.maxwellscafela.com

More Info

Email
Payment method
all major credit cards, amex
Price Range
$$
Neighborhoods
Culver-West, West Los Angeles
Categories
Other Information

Parking: Street

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Good For Family: Yes

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Cuisines: Donuts, American, Coffee House, Cafeterias

Alcohol: No

Takes Reservations: No

Outdoor Seating: No

Price Range : Average

Good for Kids: Yes

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