Summer coaxes us to dine out on glorious southern California mornings, near the beach. Soon the daily weather forecast will be ... perfect. Why not start a fantastic day this way?
The following are just a few favorite, independently-owned places that serve up the best morning meals in the land, and several have outdoor dining. Listed from points north to south:
Never mind no-carbs, it’d be a crime to not enjoy amazing breads and pastries with your meal, including Kouign Amann, the pastry from Brittany, France. Breakfast Monday-Friday; brunch weekends.
Seasonal menus promise all menu items are sublime. Seriously consider the Chef’s specials and order them without hesitation, they end quickly! Their Bacon-Cheddar Buttermilk Biscuits are renowned. Brunch only on weekends, reservations recommended.
Long-time family-owned, right by the beach, order a house special for certain! Closed on Mondays, open for breakfast Tuesday-Sunday.
This place is cozy and charming, with unique menu items like Eggs Bruschetta, and a spacious patio. Open 7 days for breakfast.
Usually always hailed as the best place for breakfast in this area, which is no surprise. Lighter eaters might love the Junior Plate, which includes coffee. Open 7 days for breakfast.
An iconic, long-time favorite in Old Torrance, they serve quintessential fare - delicious egg dishes, waffles, pancakes, and other house specialties – from around 6am, 7 days.
Lovely, caring owners are always present to meet and greet. Great egg dishes and fresh baked goods, counter service, great coffee! Open 7 days for breakfast.