Santa Monica’s Montana Avenue – North of montana homes for sale

Hot Block: Santa Monica’s Montana Avenue

Forget about the Third Street Promenade. Three blocks north of that congested mall is Montana Avenue, and this is where the residents of Santa Monica really hang out. Heavy with upscale boutiques and restaurants, this street begins at the Pacific and features fine foods, a great cinema and a surplus of specialty shops to appease all sorts of appetites. Two-hour parking is available on most side streets. Here are our favorite stops on Montana:Caffe Luxxe: This chic little coffee shop specializes in rich, creamy lattes made with milk or soy. Trust us, they’re worth the calories. Caffe Luxxe is staffed by a fleet of expertly trained baristi and the shop offers free Wi-Fi and great people-watching.
925 Montana Ave.; 310-394-2222

Father’s Office: This nationally renowned beer and burger shop is quintessential L.A., and Father’s Office‘s original location on Montana bustles nearly every night with those looking for a quality brew and sweet potato fries. Just don’t ask for ketchup.
1018 Montana Ave.; 310-736-2224

Planet Blue: Clothing boutique Planet Blue has been specializing in funky apparel with an upscale boho vibe since the first location opened in Malibu 16 years ago. Steals and deals almost always abound in the shop’s sale section.
800 14th St. (corner of 14th and Montana); 310-394-0135

Andrew’s Cheese Shop: This specialty cheese store sells more than 200 hard-to-find formaggios from around the world. Andrew’s Cheese Shop also holds tasting events on important topics like proper grilled cheese and beer pairings.
728 Montana Ave.; 310-393-3308

R+D Kitchen: This celeb-frequented restaurant has a casual upscale vibe and is on the slightly pricey side, but R+D Kitchen serves the best Reuben west of the 405. Their basil ginger sidecar is also worth a try.
1323 Montana Ave.; 310-395-3314

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