Photography By: Brian Addison
Photography By: Brian Addison

These 8 Brunch Spots in Long Beach Will Cure Your Sunday Scaries

Mimosas Anyone? Here Are 8 Places to Get Your Brunch On

Picture this: you’re soaking up the California sunshine (regardless of the time of year) and catching a bay breeze while indulging in brunch with your best friends. That’s right, you’re in Long Beach on a relaxing weekend morning without a worry in the world. Regardless of whether you prefer a savory and spicy bloody mary or you like to keep things sweet with a classic mimosa, we’ve rounded up the eight coolest spots for brunch in Long Beach. Best Brunch Long Beach 

 

The Bungalow Kitchen

When the typical becomes familiar, it is likely time for a change. All too accustomed to bottomless, bottom-shelf mimosas and blaring house music, we were ready for The Bungalow Kitchen by Michael Mina at 2ND & PCH to be the anti-brunch, and it didn’t disappoint. Like any Brent Bolthouse property, The Bungalow Kitchen’s casual yet elevated feel is a masterpiece. Every stick of furniture must have been hand-selected to decorate a trendy penthouse (not a restaurant), and the art is representative of a well-traveled collector with a highly entertaining life story. The menu reads like a tribute to brunch. The chicken and waffles were reimagined as Tokyo Hot Chicken & Matcha Waffles, the French toast was reinterpreted as Toasted Coconut French Toast sprinkled with pistachio praline (which they finish with a bright lemon curd and strawberry compote) and for dessert the Bungalow Meyer Lemon Crêpe Cake had so many layers we felt bad devouring it because we could only imagine the time it took to make. The next time you brunch, imagine yourself here, a ‘God Save The Queen’ cocktail in hand, staring at palm trees and the Alamitos Bay while listening to The Velvet Underground (at moderate volume) and slurping a dozen ice-cold oysters with gin-spiked cocktail sauce.

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Best Brunch Long Beach 

Saint & Second

Photography By: Brittany Keene Photography

After opening their first restaurant in Long Beach more than 60 years ago, the Hoffman family has definitely made a name for itself with Saint & Second. From organic cocktails to locally sourced, seasonal ingredients, this is a Belmont Shore brunch spot that you don’t want to miss out on! If you’re with a group, definitely order their Mimosa Tray, which comes with fresh berries and three different juices. Also, make sure to ask what their seasonal favorite dish is for a sweet surprise!

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The Attic

Though the front patio is lovely, the inside of The Attic is a design-lover’s dream. With traditional gallery walls and quirky wallpaper, dining inside The Attic makes you feel like you are enjoying a glass of champagne in the French Quarter as you swoon over their southern-style biscuits and pecan wood-smoked bacon. While they are known for their iconic mac and Cheetos, make sure you save room for dessert and order their traditional New Orleans beignets!

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Panxa Cocina

With seating available both on their simple yet spacious outdoor patio and in their dimly lit, sultry dining room, Panxa Cocina makes for a fun and spicy brunch spot! The restaurant’s Latin-inspired cuisine will start your weekend off right—think fruity cocktails and innovative dishes. If you’re wanting to branch out from a basic mimosa, give their passionfruit or guava mimosas a try for a more vibrant flavor while you chow down on their Panxa Benedicto with crispy polenta and chorizo gravy. 

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Seabirds Kitchen

Photography By: Danilo Cardoso / @danilopvmt

For those who prefer a plant-based diet, Seabirds Kitchen is the perfect place to get your vegan brunch fix. Following a true artisan approach, Seabirds makes an effort to keep everything as fresh as possible by making all of their sauces and condiments from scratch! Their Birdy Mary uses rosemary and pepperoncini to create a vibrant flavor, and the fried-pickle garnish acts as a tasty appetizer! Plus, the avo-lemon toast with broccolini pairs perfectly with it. 

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Let’s Yolk About It

Known best for their breakfast burrito and breakfast quesadilla, Let’s Yolk About It is a casual eatery that serves a quality brunch. This spot is vegetarian- and vegan-friendly, meaning everyone can find something to eat without any issue. With a very simple and casual atmosphere, Let’s Yolk About It definitely places their focus on their food—and their amazing bottomless mimosas! For an appetizer, don’t miss out on the tater tots with cheesy jalapeno dip!

@letsyolkaboutit

Best Brunch Long Beach 

BO-beau Kitchen + Roof Tap

Photography Provided By: Cohn Restaurant Group

Between their urban-style “roof-tap” beer garden and their industrial yet chic dining room, Bo-Beau Kitchen in downtown Long Beach is a one-of-a-kind brunch spot. Though they don’t have a specific brunch menu, their baked brie makes for the perfect midday appetizer. Share some small plates like the Tuna Crudo and Bo-beau’s Famous Brussels Sprouts before heading upstairs to their cozy patio for a craft beer!

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Best Brunch Long Beach 

Tantalum

Situated right on the shore of the Marina Pacifica is the sleek and romantic Tantalum Restaurant. The lush greenery and dark mahogany wood bar and tables totally sets the seaside vibe. Serving up New California cuisine with an Asian-fusion influence, patrons can sip on their refreshing kiwi margarita while snacking on their melt-in-your-mouth brioche French toast or Belgian waffles. If you’re looking for something on the savory side, try their popular Kobe beef sliders!

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About the author

Allie Lebos graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2017 with a BA in Communication. While in school she was a staff writer at The Daily Nexus for nearly two years. Since graduating she has written for The Palisades Magazine, as well as Hidden Hills Magazine. Currently living in Santa Monica, Allie loves to indulge in good food, hot yoga, and daily walks along the beach; writing articles on travel, special events, as well as features on local businesses and individuals.

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