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Top Long Beach Brunch Spots

Shannon Jones

Shannon Jones has been selling real estate since 1998 and specializes in listing and marketing homes...

Shannon Jones has been selling real estate since 1998 and specializes in listing and marketing homes...

Feb 9 8 minutes read

Brunch is more than just  a weekend ritual- it's a time to catch up with friends and family, enjoy a casual yet upscale meal, and relax for a few lazy hours with good food, beverages, and conversation. Everyone has their favorite spot to savor and their favorite dishes. Given Long Beach's long list of nightlife destinations, it's no surprise our town has a solid showing of brunch havens to welcome the morning-after with something sweet, something savory, and maybe just a splash of something bubbly.

Here's our team's favorite Long Beach spots to enjoy good company and pleasant surroundings with something delicious on a weekend morning:

Claire's at the Museum

Located on the beautifully landscaped grounds of the Long Beach Museum of Art and featuring ocean bluff views, Claire's is the perfect spot to sip a mimosa and take in the atmosphere. With a strictly fresh ingredient bar, and a menu featuring classics like chilaquiles, chorizo burritos, eggs benedict, and their wagu beef brunch burger, there's plenty to keep everyone in your brunch posse satisfied.

Boathouse on the Bay

Located on Alamitos Bay, Boathouse on the Bay serves up delectable brunch favorites with an outstanding view of the water. Their wraparound outdoor patio is the perfect spot to enjoy a mimosa or two, tuck into some homemade corned beef hash, a shrimp, crab, and lobster omelette, or brioche French toast with candied pecans, and watch the yachts drift by. And if you time it right, you just may get to listen to some steel drums that will have you feeling like you're on an island vacation. 

Brunch, Boathouse Style. ⚓️ #BelmontShores #LongBeach #Brunch #AlamitosBay #BoathouseontheBay #Waterfront

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Fuego Restaurant at Hotel Maya

Offering a Latin inspired menu of brunch Items, Fuego gives hungry epicurians a 1, 2, 3 menu of choices when they settle in. 1-pick a beverage- choices range from the typical sparkling wine to red sangria or a pint of Modelo. 2- pick an entree- standouts include citrus braised pork carnitas, grilled rock lobster (additional fee), ropa vieja, and pandulce French toast. 3- enjoy an endless salad bar, taco station, and ceviche selection.

Great brunch and music-- beautiful morning at the beach.

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The Attic on Broadway

Where else will you find a brunch spot where "benedicts" is an actual category on the menu? Those seeking the ultimate form of Sunday indulgence need apply here (Did we mention that chicken fried steak benedict is a thing?). Beyond the benedict, there's a whole assortment of scrambles, omelettes, and egg dishes, not to mention waffles, kicked up mac & cheese dishes, and other southern inspired comfort food classics. They also have amazing bloody marys. Early to rise, early to food coma.

Schooner or Later 

There's not a lot that a good pair of shades, a well poured mimosa, a classic breakfast dish, and watching the morning play off the waters of Alamitos Bay won't fix. Enter Schooner or Later. Grab a griddle treat like pancakes or waffles, indulge in an omelette, or get really serious with your brunch plan with their crab and avocado benedict. They also offer homemade sausage gravy and biscuits by the half or full order (you'll want the full order- pro tip). Make sure to get here early or plan on waiting a while. Of course, waiting while watching the boats can be half the fun. 

The Breakfast Bar

If you're serious about your breakfast food in all its indulgent incarnations, look no further. They even have breakfast appetizers, including pork belly skewers, country biscuit sliders, and fried wing and waffle sticks. Because you need to prep for meatloaf steak and eggs, eggs noni, eggs papi, or their breakfast burrito. Right?

You should join us for Sunday Brunch! I mean... why not? #dtlb #LongBeach #sundaybrunch #brunch

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The Potholder Cafe

This is your classic neighborhood omelette joint. Hands down. There's a whole menu of internationally inspired omelettes ranging from the Denver, the Maui, and the Baja , a half page of other egg dishes including breakfast burritos, enchiladas, machaca, and quesadillas, and for those who can't decide- there's stuffed French toast, pancake combos, and loaded potatoes. (And on the secret menu, there's the Flintstones French toast, coated in Fruity Pebbles.) The original location is on Broadway, but there are two other locations as well, one downtown and one in East Long Beach. 

Tim's dugout with strawberry cream cheese stuffed French toast.

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Starling Diner

Double cream scones- check. Breakfast bruschetta- check. Blue crab cakes and egg- check. Not on your usual brunch menu? That's the point with this spot's creative and delicious brunch approach. Embrace something new and delicious from this out of the box brunch eatery and share a bite with your fellow epicurian adventurers.

If you have yet to try our #SanFransiscoFrenchToast you're missing out!!! #starlingdiner #brunch #longbeach

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Brunch was meant to be served in a garden. Enjoy a functional dining patio surrounded by the greens, herbs, and locally grown veggies that are the all stars of your AM eats. With gorgeous vertical gardens as your backdrop, enjoy indulgent dishes like dry aged steak and eggs, duck confit and waffles, organically sourced seasonal frittatas, breakfast sandwiches, and sweet and savory dishes like their oxtail doughnut.

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