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North End Cafe

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3421 Highland Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-3364
(310) 546-4782
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Manhattan Beach, California, USA
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Don't eat there as much as I'd like...there is always a wait because the food is so amazing! There coffee drinks are awesome and the staff is usually friendly!

Thank Gena S
Yardley, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Mainly frequented by locals, this little cafe is a gem on the north side of town. Food is exactly cooked to order, the orange juice is freshly squeezed, service is attentive. I highly recommend this place. Space is limited, but we were lucky and did not have to wait.

1 Thank Wolfgang H
Manhattan Beach, CA
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Take a nice walk or jog on the strand and land at North End Cafe. Everything is fresh and delicious. The service is quick and easy. The weather in MB is almost always perfect and the cafe is lined with locals, all happy, healthy and enjoying another great day at the beach. We usually get the egg tacos and in... More 

Thank VacaJill
Omaha, Nebraska
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

We at at this place three days in a row. Incredible breakfasts. Fast and friendly service. Good prices.

Thank TrishaMeu
Fresno, California
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76 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

My wife and I like to try different Diners & Drive-In places to eat. North End Café is one I would recommend for a nice lunch. I really like the fact they serve Boars Head meat which I consider the best meat for sandwiches. There menu was larger than I expected with a ton of selections for salads and sandwiches.... More 

Thank Boston09_11
New Orleans, Louisiana
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

I caught an episode of Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives in July 2013 which featured the Kahlua Pig Monte Cristo Egg Rolls. I knew I was going to be in the area of North End Caffe in December 2013 and I had to give them a try. Well worth the wait! By far the best egg rolls I've ever eaten!

1 Thank ThomNOLA
Las Vegas, Nevada
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107 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Found place on the DDD web site, and it was wonderful. Interesting menu with many variations on traditional lunch fare. Kalua pig egg rolls were fantastic, and alone are worth the trip back for another meal. Burgers are very nice sized, and served on baguette, instead of normal bun. Service was great. Tables outside on sidewalk are constantly kept clean.

Thank GateHall
Palm Springs, California
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407 reviews
303 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 241 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

This always busy neighborhood spot has an ever changing menu but lacks consistent quality. Yesterday for lunch it was jam-packed and my burger was barely edible -- bacon as a garnish that was cooked hours ago, brie cheese that was still cold and an over-cooked, way over-cooked burger that was not appetizing. That with an Alicia sandwich for my friend... More 

1 Thank MikeLudin
Forest Hills, NY
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150 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

I can't believe I'm going to be one of the first 3D fans to review this place. The staff is incredibly friendly and helpful. The view is nice, but the food is better. The Kahlua Pig Monte Christo Egg Rolls are a ,mouthful to say, and an even better mouthful to eat. Its unfortunate, but they overshadow the rest of... More 

Thank godzuki24
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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65 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

I met a client/friend for breakfast yesterday. I arrived early and went inside to review the menu before she arrived. When I walked in the front door, the first thing that hit me was the overpowering smell of chemical cleaners. There was no way that I was going to eat a meal with that odor in the air. So we... More 

Thank Randall K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3421 Highland Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-3364
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Manhattan Beach
  • Phone Number: (310) 546-4782

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