Manhattan Beach Post


Pecan & Brown Sugar Sticky Bun at MB Post

So here’s the strategy before you go to MB Post in Manhattan Beach, California, do not eat the day before. It’s comfort food extraordinaire, just liked you mama would have made if she’d been a world-class chef.

My husband and I were invited down to Manhattan Beach for Sunday brunch with our good friends L & L. “L” (the husband from the team of L & L) is quite the culinary explorer. He introduces us to many of the tasty and interesting restaurants the city has to offer that we may not have otherwise found on our own. They had been to MB Post for brunch before, and they thought we would enjoy the experience also.


Ricotta Stuffed French Toast at MB Post

It was tough to get a reservation, but we were able to get a table at 10am when they opened their doors. By 9:45 there was a line half-way around the block so I knew sumthin’ was up.  By 10:15 every seat in the joint was filled. Our server, a totally laid back “dude”, told us they served small plates and that each person may want to order 2 dishes each. With all due respect to the dude, no way could anybody eat two dishes a piece. The dishes are saucy, cheesy, sweet  and decadent. But man, they taste good. The Pecan & Brown Sugar Sticky Bun ($6) which luxuriates in it’s own sauce, was enough for all of us to split. We followed that up with the house-made Ricotta Stuffed French Toast ($12).


Corned Beef Cheek Hash at MB Post

The house-made Trout Lox with Dill Cream Cheese, Capers and Cucumbers ($12) was a perfect counterpoint to the previous two dishes. Just the right amount of saltiness to bring me down from the sugar high. Another excellent dish was the Poached Egg with Tomato & White Bean Ragout and Creamy Polenta ($13) but it was large enough to serve a family of four and their pet chihuahua.


Bagel with house-made trout "lox" and Dill Cream Cheese at MB Post

Bagel with house-made trout “lox” and Dill Cream Cheese at MB Post

Poached Egg with Tomato & White Bean Ragout, Creamy Polenta

Poached Egg with Tomato & White Bean Ragout, Creamy Polenta

The interior of MB Post is warm and welcoming just like its food. A little industrial, rustic and casual with lots of rough hewn wood throughout the restaurant, which is really quite perfect for this mellowed-out little California beach town.

A lively bar scene at MB Post

A lively bar scene at MB Post

And here’s the best part of all, after you’ve consumed enough calories for the next three weeks, you can go walk it off at the Manhattan Beach Pier which is about a half block away.


Manhattan Beach Post – 1142 Manhattan Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266    (310) 545-5405

26 Comments on “Manhattan Beach Post”

  1. susan says:

    Are you kidding me? I felt guilty enough just reading this posting, let alone actually eating any. But it was quite a treat (and I saved the three weeks of calories..

  2. It’s a hard life, but someone has to eat eat it. Serious food fotos here! 🙂 Happy Baking, Sheryl!

  3. mgmcshane says:

    Looks divine!

  4. Berte Bass says:

    Another amazing post….. You are terrific. Hope San Francisco was fun. Berte

  5. I’ve been to Manhattan Beach so many times but never been here! NEED that pecan sticky bun.

  6. That’s it – I’m on the next plane out of the UK!

  7. It all looks fabulous! Great photos, what a fab treat ☺️

  8. cloverleaf says:

    Great post, Sheryl! MB Post is called that because it used to be a neighborhood post office. Your pix are fattening!! 😉

  9. Beth Somers says:

    This right here, is the exact reason why brunch is the best meal of all! Sweet and savory choices, and oh lordy, the decadence. I will for sure be visiting MB Post if I find myself near Manhattan Beach!

  10. Wow, I’ve just had my breakfast but your post left me totally mouthwatering… Next time in LA that’s a compulsory visit. Thanks for sharing.
    xx Rosa

  11. this is making my mouth water! yummy!

  12. Jeff Parker says:

    I want to go to there!!!

  13. Wow. This place is amazing! Ricotta stuffed french toast? Have you tried to make that at home? That would be one worth “figuring out”!

  14. That Pecan & Brown Sugar Sticky Bun looks like it’s to die for. Sticky buns are my kryptonite.

  15. ohlidia says:

    Oh, this was so the wrong thing for me to read as I sit here hungry and nothing interesting in my fridge or pantry! Beautiful food! I am envious! 🙂

  16. I just had a smoothie…which is so sub standard now that French toast teased my eyes. Oh, my drooling over that one!!

  17. thefolia says:

    Wow, I need a nap just looking at the photos! Happy Digesting!

  18. Brooks says:

    Sheryl, not only are your friends gracious to share this gem of an eatery with you, but to refrain from diving in so you could get those glam shots redefines patience! Thank you for another splendid, vicarious visit to SoCal.

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