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Jul 21, 2012 01:01 PM

South Bay good breakfast eats ???

Anyone have any recs I'm drawing a blank, excluding Good Stuff and Original Pancake House though. closer to Manhattan Beach is preferred.


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  1. I really like North End Cafe (Huevos Divorciados corn tortillas topped with cheddar, pepper jack, bacon, sausage, avocado, eggs over easy, red & green salsa, with potatoes
    or their Zachary sandwich with hard fried egg, brie, bacon, raspberry jam) and Uncle Bill's Pancake House (bacon cheddar waffles) both in Manhattan Beach and Martha's 22nd St. Grill in Hermosa Beach (great scrambles my favorite is their Scrambled Havarti and white corn).

    MB Post has brunch on weekends only (POACHED EGG asparagus, creamy polenta, bianco sardo or their FRENCH TOAST stuffed with quince and ricotta, star anise macerated pears, chestnut honey) Expensive but really good.

      1. Martha's in Hermosa is really good for beach atmosphere and view. I like the Thai or Spanish omelette.

        1. Kevin -- Someone needs to sample the breakfast burritos at Brothers Burritos. It's owned by Ronnie of Ronnie's Diner (which is why I'm mentioning it to you, re: the other thread).

          Here is the breakfast menu:

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          1. re: PaulF

            I'll hit it up again, when I'm in the area, in about a week and report back.

            1. re: kevin

              If you didn't see this thread then take a look at this post and, if you end up at Ronnie's during breakfast, see about getting the chorizo bowl

              1. re: Servorg

                Thanks. Yeah, I missed that post. Appreciate the link.

                Damn, now I'm hungry, I may even have to go for the fish and chips instead.

                And I am overdue on their pretty decent double cheeseburger combo.

            2. re: PaulF

              The bacon, Egg, and avocado breakfast burrito is really good. We call ahead to order as it can get quite busy.

            3. also, in hermosa or is it redondo is there a place called the Ocean Diner, or Ocean Coffee Shoppe on one of the side streets that cross PCH ???

              any clue ?

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              1. re: kevin

                Ocean Diner is just above PCH on Aviation Blvd. (around the corner from El Pollo Inka in Hermosa) Very busy on weekends.

                959 Aviation Boulevard Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

                1. re: wienermobile

                  any comments on the food if you have been ?

                  1. re: kevin

                    I like it ....but my first choices are still The Original Pancake House, Uncle Bill's, North End Cafe and Martha's.

                    1. re: wienermobile


                      Cool. Yeah, I went to Uncle Bill's a couple months gone (after a few years grace period). Not half bad though not exceptional.

                      And I think I like North End Cafe's location better than the food, though they do make a wide variety of espresso-influenced drinks. Including one with an orange peel (do you know what I am talking about ?)

                      Can't remember the name for that espresso drink.

                      1. re: kevin

                        "...wide variety of espresso-influenced drinks. Including one with an orange peel (do you know what I am talking about ?)"