Lazy Daisy is definitely cute - it has a secluded little patio with umbrellas and mosaic chairs, and is a great place for Sunday brunch, or to grab coffee and a snack with a friend to get away from the Starbucks routine. The selection of unique breakfasts and lunches is great, and the food is pretty good: I recommend the omelettes for breakfast, although the turkey burger was kind of disappointing - thin, greasy, and on a boring bun. Also, my hot chocolate was thin and lukewarm at best. The service is pretty bad, especially considering how small it is - it's difficult to flag down waiters. Lazy Daisy is a cute place to go if you're in Santa Monica, but I would avoid it at peak times (so you can get better service). Also a warning: it's pretty overpriced for what it is. I guess you're paying for the patio.
Pros: food, ambience
Cons: service, prices