WHY A 24/7 godsend for insomniacs, students and night-shifters.
WHAT The food’s fine, but the real value of this ’70s-woodsy coffee shop is that it’s open 24 hours a day, a rarity for a large, full-service restaurant anywhere in L.A., let alone a beach town. Regulars get the muffins, crab cake Benedict, burgers and egg dishes.
WHO It all depends on the hour: seniors for early breakfast and dinner, families and beach-goers during the day and a sometimes rowdy post-party crowd late at night (which is when the bouncer shows up).
Region: South Bay to South L.A.
Neighborhood: Manhattan Beach
Features: Breakfast, Dinner, Kid Friendly, Lunch, Open Late, Patio Dining, Value
Price Range: $10-under, $17-$24
Cuisine Type: American