Located at the northeast corner of Long Beach's historic Bixby Park, this neighborhood café embodies everything the locals love about their town. The staff is warm and friendly, and many of them have been here for as long as the regulars can remember. The coffee is strong and fresh, the menu is huge (as are the portions), and you can order breakfast for lunch or vice versa; on weekends, you can enjoy selections from the brunch menu, featuring a variety of crepe specials. The place is so popular that until recently, you'd have been wise to avoid the midmorning rush. But the café recently added sidewalk dining, so not only are the lines shorter, but you can enjoy your eggs in the fresh air, too. You can even bring your dog (the Pantry will provide your pooch with a bowl of water).