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Breakfast in Long Beach

Michele Mar 16, 2005 05:34 PM

Has anyone been to the Long Beach Cafe for breakfast? Wondering if it's good or not. Open to other suggestions if anyone has any.....

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    carlaann Dec 17, 2006 04:17 AM

    Chuck's is a great mom and pop (actualy just pop) place. He knows most of the people there. It is on Ocean near the Olympic pool.

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      Rich Apr 4, 2005 03:03 PM

      Try the Coffee Cup on 4th and Grand and Ambrosia on Cherry and Broadway. Both have good variety, fair prices and good serice. Ambrosia has outdoor and indoor dining.

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        custardina Mar 23, 2005 11:45 AM

        Third Street Cafe on Third and Grand has great huevos rancheros, eggs benedict and I love their Juan's omlette. Le Creperie is fun too.

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          Bob Barnett Mar 17, 2005 08:53 AM

          Lindas Mexican Restaurant on Broadway near Redondo.
          In the a.m., it usually looks closed-it isn't.
          I usually walk in the kitchen, ask the boss for a vegetarian burrito (he uses Canola Oil for the great chips-spicy salsa) w whole beans, avocado, eggs, tomatoes, and lettuce. Usually runs about $5.
          If you get there before the waitress-just pour your own coffee.
          No crowd-no hassles-no noise.

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            Emily Mar 16, 2005 11:46 PM

            I am surprised that The Potholder(Broadway) or Egg Heaven Cafe (4th/Ximeno)was not mentioned. These two locals-only hole in the wall places specialize in breakfasts, in fact, that's all they serve.

            I was just at Egg Heaven last Sunday and it was great. Potholder is also a Long Beach standard and a favorite of mine. Both places have extensive breakfast options, fabulous omelette menu and are inexpensive.

            Another breakfast place that's good is called Coffe Cup Cafe off of 4th. Haven't been there in a while, but they have good crepes along with traditional breakfast fare.

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              Santamonica Mar 18, 2005 12:42 AM

              Those are great recommendations either Egg Heaven and Pot Holder you can't go wrong. You might want to try Original Park Pantry on Broadway a little older crowd but the food is good for breakfast, lunch or dinner and the home baked goods great.


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                SRosie Dec 17, 2006 01:56 AM

                I was not impressed with Egg Heaven - Id much rather wait in line for Coffee cup cafe down the street.

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              Michelle Mar 16, 2005 07:56 PM


              I recommend Jongewaard's Bake & Broil. Everything there is home-made and delicious! It's the only place we go in Long Beach!


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                Michelle Mar 16, 2005 07:55 PM


                I recommend Jongewaard's Bake & Broil. Everything there is home-made and delicious! It's the only place we go in Long Beach!


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                  elmomonster Mar 16, 2005 05:58 PM

                  I like Eggs Etc. when I used to know someone in the area. They had great banana pancakes. Their breakfast potatoes were also good.

                  Eggs Etc
                  (562) 433-9588
                  550 Redondo Ave
                  Long Beach, CA 90814

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                    LBQT Mar 16, 2005 05:54 PM

                    Don't know about the Long Beach Cafe. Schooner or Later, at Alamitos Bay (on Marina Drive, behind Wild Oats on PCH) has great breakfast (even has steel cut oatmeal), and overlooks the marina. Shorehouse Cafe on 2nd Street in Belmont Shore for a wide variety of omelettes and diner-type breakfasts (open 24/7). Hof's Hut (various LB locations) for good coffee shop breakfast; large portions; weekday breakfast special is a good deal (about 4 selections).

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                      Ernie Mar 16, 2005 05:47 PM

                      Bake & Broil has excellent breakfast, particularly their pancake specials

                      Link: http://www.bakenbroil.com

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