I live in Pasadena and I'm taking my grandmother for lunch. Santa Monica, Marina Del Ray or Venice would be good. The menu should be basic (sandwhichs, salads, pasta, etc.) but good quality and under $20/pp. We'd prefer a patio. I was thinking of, and heard good things about, Cora's Coffee Shoppe on Ocean, but I haven't been. We went once to a Crocodile Cafe. It was pretty good. I know the C'hounds can come up with something great.