Wanting Breakfast and looking for something new, my Wife and I decided to give the Local Spot a try. I had been before, but in between visits they’d closed, remodeled, and changed the menu so it was time to give it another go. Located in the center at PCH and Loyns, the local spot is right next door to the bank on the southwest corner. To my surprise the owners had changed the entire restaurant from a wrap and burger joint to a full service breakfast and lunch eatery. You can choose between inside seating or the inviting patio with umbrellas.
Dianne and I strolled in about 1pm for brunch this last Sunday. We were greeted at the door and told to sit where ever we pleased. It was busy, but there were a few nice open tables by the window. As soon as we sat down we were greeted and asked what we wanted to drink. Before I had a chance to open the menu the drinks were on the table. The coffee was great, a dark blend that really hit the spot and accompanied by large glasses of ice cold water. The moment we closed out menus our server reappeared and was ready for our order.
My roommate had told me that the biscuits and gravy was wonderful, so with that in mind I ordered the Sausage Benedict with gravy instead of hollandaise sauce and home fries. My lovely Wife not being the breakfast eater that I am, ordered a Bacon Avocado Burger with potato salad. The wait was short and our drinks were watched and kept full. As the food arrived at the table, my mouth began to water. The plate that was in front of me was covered in wonderful gravy, which much like Papa Bears porridge was just right!! As I dove into the dish the combination of gravy, sausage patty, and English muffin really hit the spot. I would have preferred the eggs to be a little less poached, so that the yoke was runnier to mix with all the other flavors but the dish was still pleasing. Dianne’s burger was cooked to perfection with crispy bacon and ripe avocado, so much so that I did not even get a bit. I did however get a bit of her potato salad and it was just as delicious as I remembered. The salad is made with red potatoes, celery, dill, and just enough mayo as not to overpower all the other flavors.
I enjoyed our visit to The Local Spot! It was great to get a quality breakfast without having to wait an hour, which seems to be the norm at many of the other establishments. The Local Spot is owned and operated by the same family that has been doing a fantastic job at Eggs ETC on Redondo. I feel that the changes that they have made are for the better and I look forward to joining them on a semi regular basis as I just live a five min walk away.
Until Next Time, Keep Eating Long Beach,