Best Brunches On Retro Row

In the midst of an eclectic community nestled on a row of vintage shops and coffee houses, Long Beach’s 4th Street is most commonly referred to as “Retro Row”. Known for an abundance of vintage shops and thrift stores, the row also has an abundance of the most unique and farm fresh coffee houses and cafes ideal for the perfect friendly brunch! Here’s a list of my favorite places to brunch on Retro Row!

 

RESTAURATION

2708 E. 4th Street in Long Beach

Theme: Restauration is a combination of two defining pillars of the Long Beach community: restaurant+restore

Food: Menus are seasonal! The food is locally sourced and responsibly grown, using seasonal ingredients based on the abundant bounty available on the Southern and Central Coast. Many options on the menu are served family style intended for sharing. They have craft beer on draft and in large bottles from all over the world! They also have a wine list that highlights small producers from California and other unique wine growing regions from afar.

Aesthetic: The interior and exterior have a majority rustic aesthetic complimented by earthy tones with wood benches and tables and an abundance of greenery in the back! With repurposed lighting, handmade tables & benches, a 50-seat fire lit patio encircled with vertical gardens, Restauration creates a warm and refreshing environment for all!

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Seasonal Crab Avocado Toast with Roasted Rosemary Potatoes

 

PORTFOLIO COFFEE HOUSE

2300 East Fourth Street
Long Beach, CA 90814

As probably Retro Row’s Finest Coffee House, Portfolio hosts Stumptown Coffee, Art by local artists, Vinyl Nights, live music from local bands and even Sunday Vegan Brunch! Their coffee is personally my favorite and I love the diverse community the coffee house warmly welcomes!

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Famous Green Tea Latte

 

BERLIN BISTRO

420 E. 4th Street
Long Beach, CA 90802

Theme: Fresh and Contemporary

Food: From vegan pastries to Smoked Salmon Flatbread, Berlin Bistro serves a diverse amount of foods for the modern individual looking for fresh organic comfort food! They have great wine and mimosa deals and

Aesthetic: With a rustic minimalistic interior and a backdrop of reclaimed brick and wood for dining in, the coffee house serves as a comfortable and welcoming Contemporary Bistro!

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Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict w/ Side of Fruit

 

THE SOCIAL LIST

2105 E. 4TH STREET
LONG BEACH CA, 90814

Theme: Their motto is to create fresh, locally sourced, delicious food in an enjoyable family friendly and social environment.

Food: They specialize in creating comfort food in small shared plates, seasonal sandwiches, salads, and entrées, as well as a wide selection of craft beer, wine, and spirits! Their happy hour has the best deals ranging from Tallboy Tuesdays and Wine Wednesdays!

Aesthetic: With art by local artists and a rustic interior,  the Social List creates a overall European-style tavern filled with long wooden tables and steel stools surrounded by comfortable and close booths!

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Butternut Squash Jam Toast topped with Prosciutto!

 

Happy Brunching!

xx, Bri.

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