Top 20 Long Beach Brunch Spots to Cure Your Hangover

By
ANGEL
CARRERAS

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

(562) 430-3495

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).

The Attic

3441 E. Broadway Ave.

theatticonbroadway.com

(562) 433-0153

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.

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– Photo Courtesy Facebook

Potholder

3700 E. Broadway Ave.

Thepotholdercafe.com

(562) 433-9305

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.

Starling Diner

4114 E. Third St.

Starlingdiner.info

(562) 433-2041

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

http://www.queenmary.com/dining-bars/sunday-champagne-brunch/

(562) 499-1606

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!

Breakfast Bar

70 Atlantic Ave.

The-breakfast-bar.com

(562) 726-1700

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.

Nicksrestaurants.com

(562) 856-9000

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.

(562) 628-2253

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.

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– Photo Courtesy Facebook

The Coffee Cup

3734 E. Fourth St.

Coffeecupcafe-lb.com

(562) 433-3292

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.

Restauration

2708 E. Fourth St.

Restaurationlb.com

(562) 439-8822

Burgers, breakfast, duck. ’Nuff said.

Claire’s at the Museum

2300 E. Ocean Blvd.

Lbma.org

(562) 439-2119

Brunch at the museum, what’s more culturally cool than that? Creme Brûlée French toast is a crowd favorite.

Pizzanista!

1837 E. Seventh St.

Pizzanista.com

(562) 591-6929

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.

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Tavern on 2

5110 E. Second St.

Tavernon2.com

(562) 856-4000

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.

District Wine

144 Linden Ave

Districtwine.com

(562) 612-0411

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.

Berlin Bistro

420 E 4th St

Berlincoffeehouse.com

(562) 435-0600

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!

KC Branaghan’s

5734 E. Second St.

Kcbranaghans.com

(562) 434-3600

Irish banana pancakes, Irish french toast? Irish I were there right now!

The Crooked Duck

5096 E. Pacific Coast Highway

Thecrookedduck.com

(562) 494-5118

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.

Blackbird Cafe

3405 Orange Ave.

Blackbirdlb.com

(562) 490-2473

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

Thelocalspotlongbeach.com

(562) 498-0400

The Local Spot will hit the spot. Dog friendly so you can bring Fido! Try their Granola Blueberry Banana Almond pancakes.

The Pan

3550 Long Beach Blvd.

http://www.thepan1.com

(562) 490-0700

Pastrami and egg sandwich and pizza? This place was made for hangovers.




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