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North End Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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3421 Highland Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
+1 310-546-4782
08:00 - 15:00
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Bay Area
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2014

North End Cafe is great and if you want to visit the owners other restaurant head over to Louie's of Mar Vista

Thank Jack J
palos verdes, ca
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2014

don't confuse with North End Bar! Great french toast and eggs. BIG portions. Fresh organic salads. no atmosphere, come here to eat.

1 Thank Cali4niaSunshine
Red Lodge, Montana, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2014

We had fortuitous find in residential area of this beautiful beach town when we stumbled upon this locals' hangout. Lunch was spectacular in terms of both quality and serving size. Kailua pork is not to be missed. Cubano sandwich was one of best I've ever had. All other dishes we observed being served looked fresh and ver appetizing. problem you... More 

Thank Usualsuspect1
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112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2014

Yep folks, so it is amazing food no doubt but a few issues... The place is so tiny it is hard if not suuuper hard to get a table inside or out. We sat inside, and the clanging of dishes was so loud that I really could not hear any conversation at all; that was irritating. You have to order... More 

Thank drmrussellphd
Manhattan Beach, California, USA
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2014

Don't eat there as much as I'd like...there is always a wait because the food is so amazing! There coffee drinks are awesome and the staff is usually friendly!

Thank Gena S
Yardley, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2014

Mainly frequented by locals, this little cafe is a gem on the north side of town. Food is exactly cooked to order, the orange juice is freshly squeezed, service is attentive. I highly recommend this place. Space is limited, but we were lucky and did not have to wait.

1 Thank Wolfgang H
Manhattan Beach, CA
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2014

Take a nice walk or jog on the strand and land at North End Cafe. Everything is fresh and delicious. The service is quick and easy. The weather in MB is almost always perfect and the cafe is lined with locals, all happy, healthy and enjoying another great day at the beach. We usually get the egg tacos and in... More 

Thank VacaJill
Omaha, Nebraska
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2014

We at at this place three days in a row. Incredible breakfasts. Fast and friendly service. Good prices.

Thank TrishaMeu
Fresno, California
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78 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2014

My wife and I like to try different Diners & Drive-In places to eat. North End Café is one I would recommend for a nice lunch. I really like the fact they serve Boars Head meat which I consider the best meat for sandwiches. There menu was larger than I expected with a ton of selections for salads and sandwiches.... More 

Thank Boston09_11
New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2014

I caught an episode of Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives in July 2013 which featured the Kahlua Pig Monte Cristo Egg Rolls. I knew I was going to be in the area of North End Caffe in December 2013 and I had to give them a try. Well worth the wait! By far the best egg rolls I've ever eaten!

1 Thank ThomNOLA

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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?