Originally posted by EliseT
Originally posted by NAAMikey
Another vote for Joe's on PCH..Also does anyone know if Unky Roy's is still in business?..What about The Plush Horse Inn for bangers and eggs? The Wooden Shoe on PCH in Riviera Village?...Also in the Village was Nancy's Food Cellar. And who can forget "The Kettle" in Manhatten Beach...absolutley the WORST coffee, but the Ouefs Pain Perdu made up for it!!!!!
Unky Roys unfortunately closed down a few years ago. The Plush Horse Inn is long gone, and I'm not sure the Wooden Shoe is still open either. At least the kettle is still there.
Now the best places in the South Bay are the 2nd Street cafe, on 2nd and the Strand, and the Backburner Cafe in Hermosa.
Add the Backburner Cafe to the casualty list - as of about April this year, it's a second Joe's location. I'll miss their steel-cut oatmeal, and their chili-cheese omelettes.
My favorite South Bay breakfasts:
1. Ocean Diner, Aviation, a few blocks from PCH. On-premises baking. http://www.oceandiner.com/
2. Good Stuff, especially the one on the Hermosa Strand. http://www.eatgoodstuff.com/
3. Yeah, Joe's, definitely! The John Wayne Special. Carnelian and PCH.
4. The Beach Hut. Hermosa Ave, just north of Pier. You haven't lived until you've had Spam and eggs, Hawaiian style.
5. Martha's 22nd St Grill, on, I think, 22nd St, Hermosa (last block before the sand). Many cool variations on eggs benny, fresh-squeezed OJ, lotta outside seating. The most yuppie scene of this list, though.... http://www.foodnow.tv/marthas.html
6. CJ's Pantry, Catalina, Redondo Beach. http://www.foodnow.tv/cjs.html
What's wonderful about most of the beach places is the abundance of healthy options - egg whites scrambled with veggies, turkey, even pasta; brown rice; fish, etc. The options are available, but not in your face. A good way to repent for yesterday's John Wayne Special....
And...a bit inland (just a few miles, though, tops), the Country Touch Cafe, on 190th in Torrance, near the Mobil refinery. Wonderful service, atmosphere, and food. Qualifies as roadfood more than these others, by virtue of its distance from the beach. Almost always a line of locals for weekend breakfast. Try the eggs and Portuguese sausage, with rice. Wonderful apple dumplings.