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37 Pier Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254-3733
+1 310-374-0026
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Manhattan Beach, California
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Even though I sort of miss their old place on the Pier, the new one is kind of more sterile. Service is good and I go there on my own or with friends...Great place for a quick and good bite.

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Thank Rosemary G
Calgary, Canada
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52 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They make great coffee drinks with Lavazza coffee/espresso. The croissants and pastries are top shelf - flaky on the outside and soft inside. Very reminiscent of a European cafe both from the decode and more importantly the taste factor.

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Thank vpfreedude
Tubingen, Germany
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75 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had coffee, tea and soup of the day, which was freshly made and very good. Dishes for lunch looked really great (next time I will have quiche). I love that it's close to the beach

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Thank one-crazy-cat-lady
Beverly Hills, California
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170 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

Always open during holidays Great patio Juice coffee and light meals RESTAURANT: A Food quality A Value A Ambiance A Location A Staff A Scene B Decor CLEAN OR DIRTY: A Utensils A Table A Glassware

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Thank james90211
hermosa beach california
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2016

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
Poole, United Kingdom
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466 reviews
377 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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368 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 699 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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London, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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378 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe
Meals
Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37 Pier Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254-3733
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Hermosa Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 310-374-0026

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?