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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Quiche, croissant, croque & coffee by the Pier

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 8, 2015
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Los Angeles
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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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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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53 restaurant reviews
276 helpful votes 276 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 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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15 restaurant reviews
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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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14 restaurant reviews
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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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27 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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calgary
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4 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013 via mobile

Anyone giving less than a glowing review of this place is delusional, and not to be trusted! The espresso and cappuccino is splendid, pastries simply sinful. (The croissants make a mockery of mere mortal bakeries) Have a bowl of berries, and your socks--if you're wearing any--will be officially knocked off by their tangy freshness. Sit outside and watch the world... More 

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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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