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The Small Cafe

5656 E 2nd St, Long Beach, CA 90803-3904
+1 562-434-0226
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good51%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible12%
11 Oct 2017
“Good for breakfast, ok for after”
10 Nov 2017
“Now Serving: Honest Breakfasts”
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Cafe, Diner
5656 E 2nd St, Long Beach, CA 90803-3904
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

These are nice people. And they run a nice place. The Small Cafe is located in an upscale neighborhood in Long Beach, but it's no fluffy crepe-and-avocado-toast place, although I'm sure that the cooks are perfectly capable of making avocade toast. But why? This is...More

Thank TrepidTraveler1
Reviewed 9 November 2017

My husband and I both ordered the 3 cheese omelette, it was delicious! Our server offered us some homemade salsa to go with it and that just put it over the top. The hash browns were crispy but not greasy, perfect. I love that they...More

Thank Darla B
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Really sweet people who work there. Some patrons are a bit out of touch (a few grumpy old men). The kitchen sometimes makes mistakes but they are quick to fix them. The cinnamon roll french toast is very much worth it. Good thick bacon too....More

Thank William K
Reviewed 1 June 2017

We stopped here for a quick breakfast on the way to my daughters surf lesson. We were in a hurry and they were accommodating. The food was so good! One of the top 10 omelettes I've ever had. My daughter had pancakes and said they...More

Thank Kat1999
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Stopped by for lunch at this place. It was a little concerning at first when we walked in and there was only one other person there eating. We ordered and were served fairly quickly. The chicken salad was huge and the chili dogs good. Check...More

Thank UtahKoosh
Reviewed 1 July 2016

This little place has a great down home feel to it. My husband often goes and sits at the counter. He is really comfortable . They have specials on the board when you walk in every day. I ordered the Eggs Benedict with Spinach and...More

1  Thank PeggyChism
Reviewed 15 June 2016

I guess we have been lucky, but we have been going to the Small Cafe for over a month now, and have always lucked out on a great booth or table. The servers are quick, courteous and efficient, the restaurant is very clean and tidy....More

1  Thank Tina455
Reviewed 8 November 2015

The Small Café has been around for quite sometime and I had forgotten how good it was. I went this week for breakfast with my husband and ordered the Skinny Breakfast sandwich on Squaw Toast. It was really good and the side of Spinach was...More

1  Thank PeggyChism
Reviewed 14 October 2015 via mobile

We were long-time regular customers from 2000-2009. Now retired, we stop in every time we are back visiting family and friends here. This is yet another "tucked away gem" of the small (no pun!) hometown cafe - the kind of place we love - with...More

Thank Sailmama
Reviewed 12 September 2015

The Small Cafe is just that, but they probably have the best burgers in Long Beach. Years ago there was a small chain called Russell's and they had the most amazing burgers. The Small Cafe is a former Russell's location and they make their burgers...More

Thank JohnCFutch
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5656 E 2nd St, Long Beach, CA 90803-3904
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Long Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 562-434-0226
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