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South Bay good breakfast eats ???

kevin Jul 21, 2012 01:01 PM

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


  1. k
    kevin Dec 3, 2012 01:06 PM

    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
      wienermobile Dec 3, 2012 01:10 PM

      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
        kevin Dec 3, 2012 04:15 PM

        any comments on the food if you have been ?

        1. re: kevin
          wienermobile Dec 3, 2012 04:17 PM

          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
            kevin Dec 3, 2012 04:21 PM


            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
              Servorg Dec 3, 2012 04:27 PM

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


    2. PaulF Jul 22, 2012 12:48 PM

      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
        kevin Jul 22, 2012 01:35 PM

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

        1. re: kevin
          Servorg Dec 3, 2012 06:32 AM

          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 http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8592...

          1. re: Servorg
            kevin Dec 3, 2012 01:13 PM

            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
          chowbee Jul 22, 2012 10:29 PM

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

        3. j
          Jacquelynn Jul 22, 2012 01:18 AM

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

          1. Servorg Jul 21, 2012 02:19 PM



            1. wienermobile Jul 21, 2012 01:30 PM

              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.

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