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Best brunch in Manhattan Beach? Near the ocean or with ocean view -- bringing an out-of-towner couple, so we are a party of 4. Price range inconsequential. Preferably somewhere classier/trendy.

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  1. Manhattan Beach is a very casual dining town, Restaurants like Strand House, MB Post,
    Cafe Pierre and Darren's don't even open till dinner. That being said I like Petros for classy greek food and great homemade desserts. with a patio but no ocean view. They start serving at 11am. There is also a Le Pain Quotidien in the same center as Petros. For an earlier and much more casual brunch try Uncle Bill's Pancake House and their amazing cheddar bacon waffles with a nice patio and ocean breezes. There is always a wait on weekends. Almost on the water in Hermosa Beach is Martha's 22nd Street Grill with some great egg dishes like their white corn and harvarti cheese scramble.
    http://www.petrosrestaurant.com
    http://www.unclebills.net
    http://www.foodnow.tv/marthas.html

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    Uncle Bill's Pancake House
    1305 Highland Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

    Le Pain Quotidien
    451 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

    Petros Restaurant
    451 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

    Martha's 22nd Street Grill
    25 22nd St, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

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    1. re: wienermobile

      as much as i used to love the cheddar/bacon french toast at Uncle Bill's, there is no way i could classify it or it's food as "classier/trendy." Regular commercial ingredients through and through.

      but, in the days when i could get away with having 1000 calories of melted commercial cheese and bacon on top of a "normal" breakfast, i did so enjoy the place.. . .

      1. re: westsidegal

        True Uncle Bill's is not trendy or classy, It's just our local beach breakfast hangout. But it sure tastes good.

    2. Thanks for the suggestions, they all sound great. I did see Uncle Bill's and at first wasn't sure because it seems very local/low-key but sounds delish. Matha's also sounds great, but wish it were at Manhattan Beach.

      Any thoughts on Local Yolk?

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      Local Yolk
      3414 Highland Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

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      1. re: starsee

        Have never been to Local Yolk but I do like the North End Cafe (as seen on Diners Drive-ins and Dives on Food Network) on that side of town. Also very casual but really good food,
        http://www.northendcaffe.net/

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        Local Yolk
        3414 Highland Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

        North End Cafe
        3713 Highland Ave Ste 1, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

        1. re: wienermobile

          You could do 4 at North End Cafe but it might be a tight squeeze. Also, if you want to take advantage of the adult beverages they offer, you must sit inside.

      2. I can second the recommendations for North End Caffe and Martha's, though both are very casual indeed. The lines-on-the-sidewalk appeal of Uncle Bill's eludes me, though - the food is basically "IHOP plus". Creme de la Crepe is nearby and also worth a look; if you want classier and don't mind no direct ocean view (the geography of MB doesn't really facilitate that many ocean views anyway) I'd go for Petro's. Definitely get the mixed mezze platter and whatever their seasonal special salad might be.

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        Petros Restaurant
        451 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266