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37 Pier Avenue, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
310-374-0026
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Dining options: Breakfast

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Breakfast, people watching and great coffee.

Cafe Bonaparte is a great place to go for breakfast. It's a little bit small so it's difficult if you have a large party. It's fun to bring your dog and sit outside and people watch. You have to go inside in order and sometimes the line is long and they're not very fast at processing orders... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Cafe Bonaparte is a great place to go for breakfast. It's a little bit small so it's difficult if you have a large party. It's fun to bring your dog and sit outside and people watch. You have to go inside in order and sometimes the line is long and they're not very fast at processing orders which is disappointing.... More 

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Sierra City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Just got back from our L.A. Redondo hang out ....We had a nice quiet BREAKFAST and LUNCH for two days in a row...People watched and enjoyed the great food...Do yourself a favor and make it a stop when you are in the area...It is a great little break from all the other local overcrowded and loud establishments ... you,ll really... More 

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Los Angeles
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

This is an interesting place thats a bit different to what surrounds. Its open only during the day from breakfast to perhaps 6pm. It does breakfast, brunch lunch, coffee etc. You order at the counter inside and pay there and they bring you the food. Most seating is outside. The basic french things are excellent - the croissants are difficult... More 

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Redcar, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 386 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

All home-baked cakes and pastries, fresh every morning at 6.00am, we are told. A wide choice of regular and specialised coffees. Food and beverages al at very reasonable prices. Polite and efficient service. Choose to sit in the shade inside or under the canopies in the fresh air. (Beware - the local pigeons are partial to the pastries and cheesecakes... More 

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Los Angeles
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

This used to be our favorite place for a coffee break on our morning bike ride in the weekends; I say used to be because I do not believe we will be returning there soon. Initially this place stood out from all points of views: menu, service and atmosphere. However in the past year we’ve noticed a constant decline which... More 

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Montreal
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Small cafe on the pedestrian mall. Great food, wonderful pastries, nice ambiance, outside seating makes you feel part of the action. Great for breakfast or lunch.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Being from Montreal my expectation for a good croissant is quite high. My wife walked down to the pier one morning while vacationing and discovered this little cafe. She returned with the best almond filled croissant I have ever eaten. It was so fresh and buttery good! We returned for other pastries while we were in HB, never disappointed. Everything... More 

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Iowa City, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

On our last day in Hermosa Beach we were looking for a quick and easy breakfast in a sunny spot. Cafe Bonaparte had all of the right things on the menu for the 4 of us while we sat on the patio to enjoy the sunshine. We ordered a chocolate croissant, a ham and egg breakfast sandwhich, the granola with... More 

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Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

During our girls weekend in Hermosa, we found this gem our first morning. We at there for breakfast every morning. It had beautiful outdoor seating. Over the course of our trip, we had their omlettes, fruit dishes, bagels, muffins, and pastries. We were not disappointed any morning. Fantastic breakfast cafe!

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Hermosa Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

The breakfast omelettes are delicious. Always fresh baked goods, and great service from the owner and staff.

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  • Address: 37 Pier Avenue, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Hermosa Beach
  • Phone Number: 310-374-0026

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