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BRUNCH WITHOUT MIMOSAS IS JUST BREAKFAST

By Sarah Teran | Photos by Monique Kuhlman

Photo taken at Beach Garden Social House


Mimosas and brunch. Name a more iconic duo…we’ll wait.

These spots honor the divine ritual that is brunch by putting their own spin on the bubbly beverage some of us rely on to start our weekend.


Mimosa Flight @ Vibes Beach Cafe

76 1/2 62nd Pl, 90803 | @vibeslongbeach

Vibes Beach Cafe is known for their ambiance, great coffee, and that “Froze You Saw On The ‘Gram.” But they’ve also got a mimosa flight that looks as great as it tastes! In addition to the classic OJ, their flight features unique juices (lavender, rose hibiscus, and strawberry), and each drink is topped with beautiful garnishes.


Bottomless Mimosas @ Long Beach Tap House

5110 2nd St, 90803 | @longbeachtaphouse


A proper brunch menu commonly includes bottomless mimosas (that often come with lively festivities)! But at Long Beach Tap House, you can enjoy your endless bubbly with a chill, family feel (and bring your pup! It’s got a dog-friendly patio). They’ve got bottomless on Saturdays and Sundays, but Sunday’s the big day for live music. Once a month, they bring the party at “Brunch & Beats” with their house DJ! Here, it’s bottomless your way.


Mimosa Flight @ The Crooked Duck

5096 Pacific Coast Hwy, 90804 | @thecrookedduck


The Crooked Duck is known as a perennial favorite for “Best Breakfast in Long Beach” so it’s no surprise that their mimosas are carefully crafted and delicious. Their signature “Crooked Duck Mango Mimosa” is the best seller, but close behind are the OJ, cranberry juice, and pomegranate juice mimosas. One of the not-so-best-kept secrets in town is that all their mimosas are just $5 all day Monday-Thursday, so plan a weekday brunch if you have the time! But better designate a driver, because these bottomless mimosas will have you waddling out of the restaurant like a crooked duck!




Mimosas @ The Potholder Cafe

3700 E. Broadway, 90803 | 2246 N. Lakewood Blvd, 90815

301 W. Broadway, 90802 | 5008 Katella Ave, 90720

@potholdercafe


The Potholder Cafe is well known as the “King of Breakfast,” so visit any of their locations for a king-sized mimosa! Coming in at 16oz, their Mega Mimosa will have you going the distance before asking your server for another. Plus, they purposely go light on the juice. And everyone knows: the lighter the mimosa, the closer you are to true enlightenment.




Mimosa Tree @ Beach Garden Social House

1923 E. Broadway, 90802 |@beachgarden_socialhouse

Beach Garden Social House is the only LGBT-owned bar and kitchen in Alamitos Beach, and their “Big Long Brunch” on Saturdays and Sundays is a party you can’t miss. If you’re not up for bottomless mimosas ($25 before noon), their beautiful Mimosa Tree with 4 delicious servings is a great compromise. They’ve got a varied lineup of real juices like pineapple, prickly pear, strawberry, watermelon, grapefruit and the classic OJ. You could share it with a friend, but…why?



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