Ouch. You’re head is throbbing, the sun is seemingly turned up to 11 and – wait a minute, just where in the hell did you put your keys last night?! You swear you just had them!
While we here at The Edge don’t know where you misplaced your keys (sorry, hope the car didn’t get towed), we can help you find some brunch spots to help ease the pain and fill your stomach.
Schooner or Later
241 N. Marina Drive
Long Beach, CA 90803
THE place to go for brunch. Listen, if it’s good enough for Guy Fieri to bring “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives” to, then it’s good enough for us. Bring your sunglasses and enjoy the view at Schooner or Later for pier-side brunch. Order their world famous “The Mess.” This place has a long wait but the food is worth it. You’ll get a seat . . . Schooner or Later (sorry).
3441 E. Broadway Ave.
By now you’ve heard of, or tried, this southern-style eatery’s Mac n Cheetos, but don’t dismiss their breakfast / brunch menu. Big breakfast burritos, NY steak and eggs, and veggie frittata- The Attic has it all.
3700 E. Broadway Ave.
There’s three Potholder restaurants in Long Beach in case you were curious of how insanely popular this place is. Vegan friendly and every breakfast item you can think of under the sun are reasons why people love this place. Good things always come in threes.
4114 E. Third St.
Get their early. The lines are guaranteed to be long. Cutesy diner with a neighborhood feel to it. Peach mango mimosas and stuffed french toast shine bright at Starling Diner. Have you tried their scones?
The Queen Mary
1126 Queens Hwy // The Queen Mary
You’re on a boat eating breakfast. This should be reason enough, but the Queen Mary has a locally-loved brunch. Sign up for reservations to make sure you save yourself a spot!
70 Atlantic Ave.
Yeah, it’s perpetually packed, but for good reason; this place takes pride in it’s namesake. New-ish to the downtown brunch scene (established 2013), The Breakfast Bar serves beer, mimosas, and champagne starting at 6 a.m. They specialize in comfort food, so feel free to nurse that hangover with chicken and waffles.
Nick’s on 2nd
4901 E. Second St.
Everything from the lowbrow (Truckstop Deluxe) to high-class (Filet and Lobster benedict), Nick’s on 2nd will get your day started right in Belmont Shore.
Sweet Dixie Kitchen
401 E. Third St.
The artist formerly known as Southern Girl Bakery is now Sweet Dixie Kitchen (in case you didn’t know) and it is alive and well and still making that delicious comfort food you crave. Open precisely during brunch hours (8 a.m. – 2 p.m. or 3 p.m. depending on the day), Sweet Dixie’s has sweet confections from peanut butter bars, cranberry oatmeal cookies and chai spiced pumpkin bread to belt-loosening breakfast biscuit sandwiches and the enormous Sausage Trifecta.
The Coffee Cup
3734 E. Fourth St.
This neighborhood favorite (and cash only) restaurant is a staple of Long Beach. Line-up early and prepare to fall in love with their all-American breakfast menu.
2708 E. Fourth St.
Burgers, breakfast, duck. ’Nuff said.
Claire’s at the Museum
2300 E. Ocean Blvd.
Brunch at the museum, what’s more culturally cool than that? Creme Brûlée French toast is a crowd favorite.
1837 E. Seventh St.
By now you’ve tried and love Long Beach’s newest pizza place (Meat Jesus, mmm), but did you know the crew at Pizzanista have brunch? Nutella spread on a pizza pie with bananas doing their best pepperoni impression, powdered sugar and a sprinkle of cinnamon on top to please your taste buds. Strawberries, blackberries, and blueberries lovingly spread atop ricotta and an orange honey drizzle. My mouth is already watering – don’t get me started on their cinnabon-style pizza and Stumptown Coffee.
Tavern on 2
5110 E. Second St.
Yeah, Guy Fieri touched this place, but can you blame the goateed guy? Bottomless mimosas, chilaquiles, burgers, and a wide selection of beers on tap? Diners, drive to Tavern on 2 and dive in.
144 Linden Ave
Not exactly a brunch place per se, but they do have $12 for bottomless mimosas from noon – 3 p.m. And a lot of wine.
420 E 4th St
Get the tofu scramble, locally produced coffee (hi, Rosepark, Heartbreak, and Black Ring coffee!), and check out some records at Fingerprints afterward. Someone’s gonna call you a ‘hipster’ for this anyways, so why not enjoy the delicious stereotype!
5734 E. Second St.
Irish banana pancakes, Irish french toast? Irish I were there right now!
The Crooked Duck
5096 E. Pacific Coast Highway
Voted best breakfast by the Long Beach Press Telegram in 2012 and 2013, as well as in 2013 by the Long Beach Post, this place needs no introduction. Eggs, flapjacks, and omelettes. All-American, all delicious.
3405 Orange Ave.
Delicious mimosas, beautifully made Bloody Mary’s, and a dog-friendly patio. What better way to start your brunch? Blackbird is a local favorite and local artists work adorns their walls. Be sure to try the Peanut Buttah Honey pancakes and Eggs Benedict that brunch lovers keep coming back for.
The Local Spot
6200 B E. Pacific Coast Highway, Suite B
The Local Spot will hit the spot. Dog friendly so you can bring Fido! Try their Granola Blueberry Banana Almond pancakes.
3550 Long Beach Blvd.
Pastrami and egg sandwich and pizza? This place was made for hangovers.