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5 Killer Post-Surf Breakfast Spots In El Porto

As the sun paints the coastal horizon with shades of orange and pink, kickstart your day in El Porto with a delicious breakfast. Whether you're a local seeking a new morning favorite or a visitor craving the flavors of this seaside community, this blog post is your ultimate guide to El Porto's best breakfast spots. From charming beachfront cafes to hidden gems in the neighborhood, we'll explore the places that make breakfast in El Porto unforgettable.


North End Caffe


3421 Highland Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 Sunday -Thursday 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Friday - Saturday 8:00 AM - 9:30 PM

John Atkinson opened North End Caffe with his family in 2003. His culinary talents and expertise have been showcased on Diner’s, Drive-Ins & Dives, Chopped, Master Chef, Guys Grocery Games, and Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern. Serving the El Porto community for over 20 years, this is a great place to get some quality food while immersing yourself in the beachside community. Their artisanal sandwiches and hearty salads are some of the best around and with brunch served all day.




3416 Highland Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Every day 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Sloopy's has been a beloved part of Manhattan Beach for over 40 years, and their story is more than just a long-standing tradition. This amazing caffe offers a unique blend of beachside dining and a magical garden experience that draws folks from all corners of Los Angeles. The location, just a short walk from the beach, was the perfect backdrop for the caffe's vision. Sloopy's creates a special place where you could step into a beautiful garden and savor a wide array of delicious dishes. Their goal is simple: they aim to serve up the freshest ingredients, support sustainable fisheries, and use all-natural meats, bringing you a dining experience that spans from the land to the sea.


Cafe Wild

Wild Caffe

3505 Highland Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA


Every Day 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Cafe Wild in Manhattan Beach is an absolute gem for brunch! This place is where the locals and tourists meet to enjoy a relaxing and tasty meal. The laid-back, beachy atmosphere and the option to dine outside make it a perfect spot to unwind. The food at Cafe Wild is a real treat, and the staff is super friendly and welcoming. Being just a couple of blocks from the beach, the location is a definite plus. It adds a special touch to the whole experience. This place is open every day for breakfast and lunch, and it's incredibly family and pet-friendly. They even have a special menu for our furry companions! As for the coffee, it's some of the best in town. Don't miss their legendary breakfast burrito, the pancakes that practically melt in your mouth, and mimosas that keep coming all day.


Local Yolk


3414 Highland Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA


Monday - Thursday 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Friday - Sunday 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Local Yolk is a brunch spot that's close to our hearts. While some folks find it a tad pricey, the food and service are worth every penny. The place has a very cute beach town feel with its cozy indoor and outdoor seating.

The star of the show here is the Gordito Burrito, a delicious and massive delight. Packed with eggs, sausage, onions, rice, beans, and cheese, it's a two-meal affair. The Denver Omelet with fresh fruit on the side was also a winner. Plus, the coffee had just the right kick.

The friendly staff made us feel welcome, and you could sense the family-owned charm. Local Yolk is a staple that consistently delivers good food and service. If you're a brunch fan or just looking for a hearty breakfast, this is a must-visit. It's a place with character, tasty offerings, and a warm local vibe that keeps you coming back for more. Don't miss this delightful brunch spot!




3610 North Highland Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Wednesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 AM

All other days 9:00 AM - 2:00 AM

B's is a brunch spot that surprised us with its top-notch service and delicious offerings. The kitchen deserves a shout-out; food arrives promptly, and their pastrami sandwich is spot on.

My wife and I stumbled upon OB's while killing time before our flight back home, following our 25th-anniversary cruise. After reviewing several options that were open before 10 AM, we settled on OB's, and it turned out to be the perfect choice. We started with a satisfying omelet and capped it off with the Friday Special Fish & Chips with chowder. A couple of beers, ciders, and G & T's (we just got off a cruise, couldn't quit cold turkey), and we realized we had found the exact spot we needed this Friday morning.

Owner Steve welcomed us with open arms and ensured we had a pleasant experience, while Erika guided us through the culinary journey. We couldn't have been happier to discover this hidden gem before jetting back to Oregon. OB's is a place that offers great food, warm hospitality, and the perfect start to your day.


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