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Cafe Bonaparte

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

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  • 4
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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
Coffee in the Sun

Great spot for a coffee in the sun. While places on the other side of the street were in cold shade on this December morning this little cafe was a perfect spot to sip excellent coffee. Looked like some tasty pastries were on offer too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 29, 2015
Bro44
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hermosa beach california
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Bets breakfast by the beach - ever! Their coffee is excellent and the baked good are even better. Then sitting outdoors, just like in France, well...what more can I say?

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Thank asharp77
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278 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Great spot for a coffee in the sun. While places on the other side of the street were in cold shade on this December morning this little cafe was a perfect spot to sip excellent coffee. Looked like some tasty pastries were on offer too.

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Thank Bro44
Redcar, United Kingdom
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227 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 633 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Open from early right through the day, Bonaparte's offers a wide choice of coffees and teas alongside a mouth watering selection of home made cakes - allegedly 'low calorie and non-fattening (don't believe the guy!). Prompt service at the counter and reasonable prices. The iced tea was rather bland but the iced coffee was well flavoured. Sit outside in the... More 

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1 Thank Steve M
London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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Thank Tippy_Longstocking
Sierra City, California
1 review
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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Thank Rick H
Los Angeles
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364 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 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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Thank DoesNotGetOutMuch
Redcar, United Kingdom
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227 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 633 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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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Thank Argentina V
Montreal
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30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 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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Thank MEWMontreal
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46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
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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Location and Contact Information

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

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