Whether you wake up at the crack of dawn to catch the rays of a glorious golden sunrise over Huntington Beach or linger in bed until noon, there are a plethora of phenomenal restaurants where you can start your day (or end your day!) with a hearty breakfast or brunch.
Enjoy your morning meal in style at this bar/eatery nestled in the glamorous Hyatt Regency. The Watertable capitalizes on the region’s local produce and creates delicious, contemporary comfort food for breakfast/brunch that is both decadent and delicious. Choose from a variety of egg benedicts, omelets, quiches, specialty lemon-blueberry pancakes, Nutella waffles and crab hash. Their Mason Jar Avocana Bread 9 is a particularly unique and tasty selection. It is a concoction of house-baked buttermilk breakfast bread with banana, walnuts, California avocado and whipped honey butter.
Can’t decide on just one menu item? Try the Surf the Breakfast bar and tickle your taste buds with breakfast bowls, acai smoothies, pudding pots with your choice of berries, honey, mango and coconut and specialty toasts like avocado with roasted pears and maple ricotta cheese.
21500 Pacific Coast Highway
Breakfast: 6:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. M – F, Saturday and Sunday 6:30 a.m. - noon
This diner food is the real deal. Mama’s diverse menu can best be described as a modern-day twist on home style staples. A local favorite is the Mama Tutt’s famous buttermilk fried chicken and homemade waffle topped with homemade chicken sausage gravy or maple syrup. Another popular breakfast is the butternut squash hash loaded with smoked ham, butternut squash, eggs any style, oven-roasted potatoes, griddled onions and white cheddar cheese. Can’t make up your mind? You can’t go wrong with Mama’s “Feel Good Breakfasts” such as Mama’s Breakfast Bomb served on a Hawaiian roll with two eggs, smoked ham, bacon, sausage, American cheese and roasted potatoes on the side. Plus, bottomless mimosas are available seven days a week until 3 p.m. or order the drink of your choice from Mama’s full bar.
21022 Beach Blvd.
Hours: Sunday through Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday 8:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Breakfast: Available at all times
Leave your pajamas on to get 20 percent off all food on Saturday and Sunday from 8:30 – 11 a.m.
It may be difficult to decide which is better – the globally-inspired breakfast/brunch or the ocean view at this roomy, contemporary, oceanfront restaurant. The good news is that you don’t have to choose; you can experience both! Feast your eyes on the surfers catching the morning waves while feasting on traditional items that become extraordinary with the addition of unique flavors. For example, the bagel and lox is dressed to the nines with cream cheese, tomato, shaved red onion, capers and pickles. The granola French toast is served with whipped ricotta, goji berries, honey and almonds, and the steak and eggs include a 12-ounce New York steak, grilled onions, chimichurri, sunny side eggs, crema fresca and farmers cheese. Add a platter of smoked and cured fish and shellfish, pickles, spread, crackers and vegetable crudité to share with everyone at your table to share.
21016 Pacific Coast Hwy d200 upstairs facing the ocean in Pacific City
Breakfast/brunch: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. daily