February 10, 2017

Best of Long Beach: Top Spots for an Amazing Breakfast

When thinking about things to do in Orange County and places to eat, cities like Newport Beach, San Clemente, and Dana Point often come to mind. But some of the best sights to visit are found in the eclectic Belmont Shore and Long Beach. With exciting places like the Aquarium of the Pacific and the Queen Mary, Long Beach has fun tourist areas as well as some of the best places to eat.

The best way to start your day of awesome adventures in Long Beach is with a fabulous breakfast. There are lots of great restaurants in Long Beach, but here, we have compiled a list of the best local breakfast spots!

Best Coffee

Rose Park Roasters and Coffee Bar
3044 E 4th St
Long Beach, CA 90814

Ask any local—one of the most common, and most delightful things to do in Long Beach is finding a unique coffee shop to grab a latte and chat with a friend! One of our favorite places is Rose Park Roasters. Nestled in a quaint neighborhood, Rose Park’s small and welcoming environment brings the relaxed environment of Long Beach and the minimalist vibes of downtown into one place. Try any of their baked goods, along with their seasonal latte. Our favorite is the Molasses with Ginger and Rosemary Latte.

Best Breakfast Burritos

Holé Molé
5109 E Pacific Coast Hwy
Long Beach, CA 90804

Looking for a quick bite to eat on your Long Beach vacation mornings? Hole Mole offers breakfast burritos, tortas, and quesadillas. With prices starting at $3.79, their breakfasts and more are worth a try. This hole-in-the-wall is known for its wide variety of options, delicious food, and reasonable prices. Hole Mole is quick, casual, and the perfect way to start off your day!

Best Brunch

The Breakfast Bar
70 Atlantic Ave
Long Beach, CA 90802

The Breakfast Bar is the perfect place to go out for a casual breakfast around any of our Belmont Short vacation rental locations. Park on the street, or in the parking lot of the hotel next door, then enjoy a cucumber lemonade while browsing the menu. We picked this spot for ‘best brunch’ because it is an all-around winner! With fun drinks, any breakfast food you could wish for, and good customer service, you can’t go wrong with The Breakfast Bar. We recommend the Eggs Papi (which is their version of eggs benedict), the Chicken and Waffle Sticks, or the Naked Cakes (The Breakfast Bar’s twist on pancakes).

Best Mimosas

Tavern on 2
5110 E 2nd St
Long Beach, CA 90803

Tavern on 2 is a fun 2nd street stop or breakfast destination. They serve anything from duck tacos to poutine, but the reason we included Tavern is because of their bottomless mimosas! Until 3 pm everyday, stop by for bottomless mimosas at only $14! If you are craving brunch to go along with your drinks, be sure to visit from 9am-1pm on the weekends. Tavern tends to get a little more crowded for brunch hours, but seating shouldn’t take too long, and the drinks are well-worth the wait!

On weekends Tavern on 2 opens at 9:30 AM, perfect for a mellow breakfast, but note that on weekdays Tavern on 2 doesn't open until 11:30 AM.  So plan to visit for lunch instead on weekdays!

Best Prices

The Coffee Cup Café
734 E 4th St
Long Beach, CA 90814

This cute breakfast diner is the perfect location to grab a morning bite to eat if you are on a tight budget! Nearly all customers call it the best place to eat at surprisingly low prices, but be sure to bring cash with you because the Coffee Cup only takes cash. If you forget, there is an ATM available as well. Rain or shine, this local favorite is usually crowded, so be prepared to wait, especially on a weekend. Be sure to try their breakfast potatoes (which are pan fried, then deep fried), banana nut pancakes, one of the many (including vegetarian) omelet options, or their famous David’s Scrambler.

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