There’s a saying that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and many health advocates support the idea that breakfast should not be skipped. When you’re on vacation and exploring cities such as Long Beach, where breakfast and brunch are king, skipping breakfast would be unthinkable. Seniors who are visiting Long Beach will enjoy the numerous opportunities to have a delicious and hearty brunch in the city’s popular establishments. Locals and visitors alike will be impressed by the meals they find at these restaurants. Here are the top local favorites in Long Beach for brunch.
The Social List
Long Beach is filled with gourmet restaurants and brunch establishments and The Social List is one of many remarkable restaurants in the city. The restaurant is a gastropub offering modern European tavern food, such as their short rib melt sandwich, mozzarella and sausage flatbread, bratwurst sandwich, and their famous liquid gold butterscotch pudding. However, during brunch hour, you’ll find impressive items such as peanut butter french toast waffles, chilaquiles, and crab cakes eggs benedict. You’ll also find classic brunch cocktails such as bloody marys and bottomless mimosas available on weekend mornings.
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The Attic is a favorite among locals who love southern cuisine. The restaurant takes its name and inspiration from its 1920s craftsman style architecture, which invites visitors to relax as they dine on comfort food. Eaters can dine on plates such as fried green tomatoes, buttermilk fried chicken, and banana fosters french toast. Specialty items such as the mac and cheetos are a local favorite; a twist on the classic mac and cheese with a flaming hot cheetos topping. The Attic is open on Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., on Fridays from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m., and on Saturdays and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Nick’s On 2nd
Nick’s On 2nd is a restaurant establishment found in multiple locations, all serving classic and innovative American steakhouse food in a contemporary ambiance. Locals who love eating at Nick’s rave about their experience with exemplary service and delicious food. You’ll find menu items such as tuna tartare, asparagus fries, pan-seared chilean sea bass, prime top sirloin, and more. During brunch hours on weekends from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., you’ll find unique items such as their filet and lobster benedict, fried chicken and waffle plate, and short ribs benedict.
Long Beach’s Starling Diner stands out with its stellar food and relaxed atmosphere. This brunch joint is open every day from 8 a.m. and closes at 3 p.m. Opened in 2007, this diner has become a local favorite with menu items such as stuffed french toast with berries, blue crab cakes and eggs, eggs benjamin, and 4 breakfast bruschetta. Eaters also love the diner’s coffee, lattés, and drinks as well as its egg scramble plates. For brunch cocktail fans, the diner offers various fruit mimosas and the deluxe bloody mary, which is a sight to behold with its number of toppings.
Saint & Second
Belmont Shore’s Saint & Second brings locally-sourced seasonal cuisine to the city’s residents. The restaurant serves artisanal foods mostly made with organic ingredients and impresses eaters with a menu filled with innovative gourmet cuisine. The brunch menu features items such as a burrata fritatta, tri-tip steak and eggs, lobster and shrimp waffle, as well as a large cocktail and drink menu. Saint & Second serves brunch on weekend mornings from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
With over 1200 reviews on Yelp, Blackbird Cafe has been a hit amongst Long Beach residents since it opened its doors in 2011. The cafe invites an artistic and welcoming atmosphere to all; its interior is decorated with painted portraits and art pieces indoors and has a dog-friendly patio for guests who come with their pets. Blackbird Cafe serves brunch dishes such as huevos rancheros, poutine tater tots, breakfast tacos, omelets, as well as a number of benedict dishes.
The Coffee Cup Cafe
For brunchers who want traditional American breakfast foods, the Coffee Cup Cafe will do well in satisfying your cravings for egg scrambles, pancakes, and breakfast burritos. The Coffee Cup Cafe is open for breakfast and lunch on weekdays from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekends, giving early risers and chance to enjoy their coffee and eggs before large crowds and the morning rush. Local residents love plates such as Juan’s favorite, Hank’s chicken chile verde, David’s scrambler, and the potato scramble. Eaters should take note, however, the restaurant is cash only.
About Long Beach
Located in Southern California, Long Beach is the 7th most populous city in the state of California and the third-largest city in Southern California. Long Beach has an estimated population of over 460,000 people. Long Beach is most known for its port, which is one of the largest shipping ports in the world. The city also has many attractions such as the Aquarium of the Pacific, the Queen Mary ship, Belmont Shore, and Shoreline Village. Visitors can also explore Long Beach’s outdoor activities such as whale watching, harbor cruises, jet skiing, paddle boarding, and more.