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North End Cafe

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3421 Highland Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
+1 310-546-4782
08:00 - 15:00
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San Clemente, California
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

On our search for California piers I decided to look to see if there were any nearby places that had been featured on "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives" and one was close by. We found a seat right away in the casual cafe. I had a tasty bowl of tomato basil soup served with a delicious piece of crusty caprese. My... More 

Thank Rononda
Manhattan Beach, California
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269 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

A great local spot that was featured on Dine-ins, Drive-ins and Dives. They serve breakfast and lunch now. (both excellent) They have a diverse menu, with lots of items. The "local" way to order, is pick from their whiteboard of specials. There are tables inside and outside, but you are not able to drink at the outside tables.

Thank Ace90266
Manhattan Beach, California
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

A simple chicken sandwich to go was soggie with thin dry chicken. A salad out of a bag, no thought. What happened to North End?

Thank marilynsc0tt
Manhattan Beach, California
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420 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

This was one of those many super happy mornings when you arise early so you park your vehicle at 7:00 a.m. (street metered parking free until 8:00 a.m.) and then walk down to the Strand. Be sure to eat your edibles 33 minutes before arriving :-) As you walk along the strand hitting your pipe here and there, your senses... More 

Thank Sequoia R
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377 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

Excellent and efficient cappuccino and macchiato at this tiny cafe. Nice, friendly service; some tables on the sidewalk.

Thank rokkap
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39 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

We stayed at the Sea View Inn and enjoyed coffee and breakfast at the North Beach Cafe. Not because of the convenience, but because the food is amazing and the staff very attentive. Egg sandwiches and pancakes are terrific. Great to see a small restaurant like this doing so well.

Thank vacationMN
New York City, New York
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Eating at this place is a must. The breakfast / brunch meals are among my favorites. It's a short walk from the beach, so a nice walk after an incredible meal is always possible.

Thank Richie C
Washington Dc, District Of Columbia
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128 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

I went because of the Diners, Drive Ins and Dives episode and it was across the street from my hotel. The breakfast Sandwich was huge. The bacon wrapped hotdog was great.

Thank rhartogs
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

Spent a couple of weeks in Manhattan Beach--went here twice. Very much enjoyed the food. Iced tea was very good also.

Thank PangerBoy
Weston, Massachusetts
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109 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015

I try and get here once a year, typically on our annual pilgrimage to see relatives for the holidays. My boys and I stopped in for a late lunch. These guys never disappoint on so many levels- the service is friendly and prompt, the food is fresh and the vibe is hip. I had the short rib po-boy which was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3421 Highland Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Manhattan Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 310-546-4782

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?