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The Small Cafe

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5656 E 2nd St, Long Beach, CA 90803-3904
+1 562-434-0226
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good55%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible15%
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“naples” (2 reviews)
“spinach” (2 reviews)
“board” (2 reviews)
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5656 E 2nd St, Long Beach, CA 90803-3904
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1 - 10 of 13 reviews

Reviewed June 1, 2017

We stopped here for a quick breakfast on the way to my daughters surf lesson. We were in a hurry and they were accommodating. The food was so good! One of the top 10 omelettes I've ever had. My daughter had pancakes and said they...More

Thank Kat1999
Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

Stopped by for lunch at this place. It was a little concerning at first when we walked in and there was only one other person there eating. We ordered and were served fairly quickly. The chicken salad was huge and the chili dogs good. Check...More

Thank UtahKoosh
Reviewed June 30, 2016

This little place has a great down home feel to it. My husband often goes and sits at the counter. He is really comfortable . They have specials on the board when you walk in every day. I ordered the Eggs Benedict with Spinach and...More

1  Thank PeggyChism
Reviewed June 15, 2016

I guess we have been lucky, but we have been going to the Small Cafe for over a month now, and have always lucked out on a great booth or table. The servers are quick, courteous and efficient, the restaurant is very clean and tidy....More

1  Thank Tina455
Reviewed November 7, 2015

The Small Café has been around for quite sometime and I had forgotten how good it was. I went this week for breakfast with my husband and ordered the Skinny Breakfast sandwich on Squaw Toast. It was really good and the side of Spinach was...More

1  Thank PeggyChism
Reviewed October 13, 2015 via mobile

We were long-time regular customers from 2000-2009. Now retired, we stop in every time we are back visiting family and friends here. This is yet another "tucked away gem" of the small (no pun!) hometown cafe - the kind of place we love - with...More

Thank Sailmama
Reviewed September 11, 2015

The Small Cafe is just that, but they probably have the best burgers in Long Beach. Years ago there was a small chain called Russell's and they had the most amazing burgers. The Small Cafe is a former Russell's location and they make their burgers...More

Thank JohnCFutch
Reviewed November 1, 2014 via mobile

We went here with friends for a quick lunch. Two of us had turkey burgers, one had pancakes and bacon and one had a Cobb salad. The burgers were excellent. Thick turkey patties on a wheat bun with fresh crisp lettuce and tomatoes. I added...More

Thank karansimoni
Reviewed August 11, 2013 via mobile

First time here with friends, I had the Corned Beef Hash with Hashbrowns. They were cooked as requested, server was friendly, nothing fancy. My kind of breakfast place.

Thank Rmassoudi
Reviewed November 5, 2011

Hard to believe this place ever won an award, even back in 2008. We went in for a late breakfast on a Friday afternoon - only two other tables occupied and service was slow! But the worst part was terrible food and awful coffee -...More

2  Thank gin48
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Cafe, Diner
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5656 E 2nd St, Long Beach, CA 90803-3904
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Long Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 562-434-0226
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