Where to Find the Best Brunch in Long Beach
Everyone’s favorite meal is running rampant in Long Beach, but make no mistake, we’ve tracked down the best brunch spots in the city! Cheers to avo-toast & Bloody Mary’s!
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Berlin Bistro: 420 E. 4th Street
Perfectly located in the bohemian heart of the East Village Arts District, Berlin serves up a unique blend of healthy cuisine and bold brews in a contemporary bistro setting. Find delicious omelets, flatbreads, burritos & more at this eclectic local hangout. Brunch is available Sat-Sun 7am-2pm. Try: The Berlin Bowl.
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Breakfast Bar: 70 Atlantic Avenue
Breakfast Bar is known for serving food like Grandma would cook accompanied by specialty drinks and craft beer. We’re cheating a little bit on this one, since they don’t technically have a “brunch” menu, but we couldn’t resist! You’ll find homemade classics like biscuits & gravy, chicken & waffles, and omelets served in non-traditional ways. Open daily from 6am-2pm, 3pm Fri-Sun. Try: The BB Sliders.
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Claire’s at the Museum: 2300 E Ocean Blvd.
Possibly our most scenic brunch spot, Claire’s at the Museum Restaurant is located oceanfront on the beautifully landscaped campus of the Long Beach Museum of Art. With an entire menu dedicated to the Bloody Mary’s, you know this is going to be good. Breakfast and Lunch served Thurs-Sun, hours vary. Try: The Breakfast Chilaquiles.
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The Crooked Duck: 5096 E. Pacific Coast Highway
Enjoy this easygoing locale for coffee, sandwiches, burgers, dinner specials & happy-hour deals. More importantly though, find all of your brunch favorites at this local fave! From egg specialties to breakfast sandwiches and more, order up your favorite entrée with one of their unique cocktails for the perfect combination. Brunch is served Fri-Sun 8am-3pm. Try: Blueberry Buttermilk Flap Jacks.
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The Federal: 102 Pine Avenue
This 1920's bustling Gastropub and entertainment venue is one of the most unique settings for brunch that you’ll find in the city. Not your typical gastropub, The Federal is serving up top-notch brunch options including a Meat Loaf Benedict, Unforgettable Hash, among your favorites! Brunch is served Sat-Sun 10:30am-3pm. Try: The Bloody Mary Burger.
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Fuego: 700 Queensway Drive
With a vibrantly colored indoor-outdoor dining room overlooking panoramic views of downtown Long Beach and the historic Queen Mary, Fuego is an amazing restaurant located at the Hotel Maya that specializes in mariscos (fresh seafood), including platters of shrimp, oysters, mussels and lobster, as well as ceviche. They typically have a themed brunch menu so there’s something new each week to look forward to! Brunch is served Sundays 11am-2pm. Try: Pandulce French Toast.
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James Republic: 500 E 1st Street
Combining modern sensibilities with old-world principles, James Republic treasures the best of California living, both in style, food and culture, affording a genuine neighborhood gathering place in the heart of Long Beach. Always seasonal and always on trend, find brunch classics alongside newcomers like Shakshuka & Zucchini toast (don’t knock it ‘til you try it!)! Brunch is served on weekends from 10:30am-3pm. Try: Nashville Hot Chicken and Waffles.
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Lola’s Mexican Cuisine: Multiple Locations
With recipes passed down directly from the owners’ grandmother, you can’t go wrong with any meal from Lola’s. Everything is made from scratch and the freshest seasonal ingredients. Multiple locations make this establishment convenient from all corners of Long Beach. Though they just recently started serving brunch, they are already knocking it out of the park. Find breakfast tacos, chilaquiles, huevos rancheros and more! Brunch is served Sat & Sun 10am-3pm. Try: The Concha Breakfast Sandwich.
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Michael’s Pizzeria: 210 E. 3rd Street
Long Beach’s favorite authentic Neapolitan pizzeria is cranking out off-the-chart brunch every weekend at their downtown Long Beach location. Think wood-fired dishes, sweet treats and bottomless mimosas! Don’t miss out on the cinnamon rolls, and various pizza options! Brunch is served Sat 11:30am-2:30pm & Sun 10:30am-2:30pm. Try: Spinach and Potato Frittata.
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Nick’s on 2nd: 4901 E Second Street
Nick’s is dedicated to perfecting the dining experience through continuous innovation, offering the highest quality food and beverage, and executing impeccable standards of hospitality. One of the higher end establishments in Belmont Shore, Nick’s still continues to be a local favorite for special occasions & date nights. There’s no wrong choice on their decadent breakfast menu; from the oatmeal brulee to the savory waffle benedict – count us in & drooling! Breakfast is served Sat & Sun 8am-noon. Try: El Jefe Breakfast Burrito.
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Omelette Inn: 318 Pine Avenue
We’re not entirely sure what the difference is between an omelet and an omelette, but we’re good with either one! You’ll find their namesake dish & other breakfast & lunch dishes offered in a nautically themed setting with a patio, conveniently located in downtown Long Beach. Order just about any variety of omelette’s here & we guarantee you won’t leave hungry. Open daily from 7am-3pm. Try: The Hangover.
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Padré: 525 E Broadway
Padre is a gastropub offering a unique selection of Latin cocktails and cuisine in one of the most instagrammable locations on our list. There’s a reason we listed the cocktails first – because we really don’t want you to miss them. Their Sunday brunch selection varies from Avo toast to eggs & machaca! Bottomless Brunch served Sunday 10am-2pm. Try: Grab a margarita & try the Barbacoa Hash.
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Potholder Café: Multiple Locations
The Potholder Cafe is the self-proclaimed "King" of Long Beach when it comes to breakfast, which they proudly serve all day. Even with multiple locations, Potholder Cafés are rarely not packed, but that’s how you know the grub is good! Serving breakfast all day Mon-Fri 7am-2pm and Sat-Sun 7am-4pm. Try: Mia’s Stuffed French Toast w/ Peanut Butter.
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Restauration: 2708 E. 4th Street
Situated in the vibrant and creative stretch on 4th street between Cherry and Temple dubbed Retro Row, Restauration brings the Long Beach family together to pay tribute to the American culinary spirit while embracing modern fare. Menus vary by season and include a variety of ingredients sourced locally when available! This is where you come for sophisticated brunch with legit cocktails. Brunch is served daily, Mon-Fri 10am-30pm and on Weekends from 8am-3pm. Try: Dry Aged Steak & Eggs.
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Schooner or Later: 241 Marina Drive
The Long Beach home of waterfront dining serving breakfast and lunch for 30 years! Schooner or Later was featured on Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-ins, & Dives” show, so you know they mean business when it comes to brunch. You’ll find breakfast classics like pancakes and waffles on their menu alongside Schooner Originals like The Mess and Crab & Avocado Benedict! Open Mon-Fri 6:30am-3pm, Sat & Sun 6:30am-4pm. Get their early on weekends or be prepared to wait! Try: The Mess.
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The Attic: 3441 East Broadway
They let their food do most of the talking, but The Attic is known for serving American comfort food with creole and Cajun flair. One of the most insta-famous restaurants in Long Beach, the Attic is arguable most well-known for their Mac-N-Cheetos dish. However, their Brunch menu is not to be overlooked. [Side note: They have a menu dedicated to Bloody Mary that includes topping your concoction with a slider or a crab claw…] Go ahead and start any order with the Appetizer Sampler, and from there you really can’t go wrong. Brunch is served daily from 8am-4pm. Try: The Shrimp & Grits.
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The Queen Mary: 1126 Queens Highway
The Queen Mary’s Sunday Champagne Brunch is not for the light of heart. This royal event takes you on a worldwide culinary adventure and features over 50 unique dishes from around the globe. Known as Southern California’s Best Brunch, the Sunday Champagne Brunch is anything but typical. Free flowing champagne, live music and a tantalizing signature menu that is sure to please even the most discerning palates, makes the Queen Mary Sunday Champagne Brunch a Long Beach tradition that cannot be missed. Brunch is served Sunday 9:30am-2pm, reservations are highly recommended.
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The Social List: 2105 E. 4th Street
The Social List is a European-style tavern specializing in small shared plates, seasonal sandwiches, salads, and entrées, as well as a wide selection of craft beer, wine, and spirits. The food, culture, and experience are inspired by the owners’ travels to Europe. A stop in for weekend brunch reveals classic entrées with a flair for the delicious! Brunch is served Sat-Sun 9am-3pm. Try: Smoked Ham and Prosciutto Scramble.