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Easy Like Sunday Morning: Lazy-Day Breakfast in Long Beach

Whether it’s a weekly family tradition or occasional catchup with your closest friends, lazy-day breakfast on a Sunday morning is only lazy if you’re not the one cooking and cleaning. So why not kick back with some of the best chefs in Long Beach? Here are three ways to slide into a Sunday morning while “breaking the fast” in Long Beach. 

The Breakfast Bar

East Village is well known as a mish-mash of cultures, styles and affinities, so it’s no surprise the Breakfast Bar on Atlantic Avenue has a menu popping from meatloaf-and-eggs to Greek yogurt with homemade granola. Owners Josh and Pamela Beadel stand firm in their mission to make “food like Grandma would cook” – but they’re too particular about what kind of grandma you might have. 

Even uncles get a fair shake on the Breakfast Bar menu with “Uncle Marcee’s Omelet Casserole.” The “Love-Lee Chicken and Waffle Sticks” come with sausage gravy and apple cinnamon cheese spread, while “Shrimp Bruschetta” raises the bar with feta cheese, white wine and grilled house rosemary bread. Speaking a bar, they have one – and it serves brunch cocktails on Sundays.  

The Crooked Duck

You don’t have to worry about missing breakfast at the Crooked Duck on Pacific Coast Highway. The breakfast menu stays out until 3:00 p.m. every day of the week, including brunch on Sundays. This is where to bypass traditional eggs-and-bacon plates in deference to a bit of creative eating. 

It’s all about flapjacks and omelets at the Crooked Duck, starting with its namesake, “The Crooked Duck Omelet.” And yes, it does have duck, and it’s smothered in chili and jack cheese. The “Corned Beef and Swiss Omelet” comes with a dash of 1000 Island dressing, which needs no further explanation. On the flapjack front, you can’t go wrong with the “Banana and Candied Walnuts Flapjacks” served with cinnamon brown-sugar maple syrup. 

The Nest

The Nest in Bellflower, run by Antonio Appling and Michael Lavery, knows exactly what it is and says it straight-up: a breakfast joint. Nothing else served and nothing else needed. Southern-style influence here goes way beyond the popular deep-fried biscuits and gravy, venturing into Cajun influence with its cheesy “Shrimp & Grits” and sausage-gravy laden “Breakfast Poutine.” Bacon pops up across the menu, but has the most staying power when infused into the homemade “Bacon Waffle” topped with bacon whiskey syrup. 

Whether eating out or cooking in, all options are on the table when living in one of our Long Beach apartment communities. Stop by today for availability info and to see your next home in person!