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The Small Cafe

Cafe, Diner
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5656 E 2nd St, Long Beach, CA 90803-3904
+1 562-434-0226
07:00 - 15:00
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Sun 07:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 20:30
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Herriman, Utah
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Stopped by for lunch at this place. It was a little concerning at first when we walked in and there was only one other person there eating. We ordered and were served fairly quickly. The chicken salad was huge and the chili dogs good. Check it out when in the Long Beach area.

Thank UtahKoosh
Long Beach, California
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503 reviews
427 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 931 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

This little place has a great down home feel to it. My husband often goes and sits at the counter. He is really comfortable . They have specials on the board when you walk in every day. I ordered the Eggs Benedict with Spinach and it was very good...very fresh. My husband ordered just eggs and toast which are as... More 

1 Thank PeggyChism
Long Beach, California
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76 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016

I guess we have been lucky, but we have been going to the Small Cafe for over a month now, and have always lucked out on a great booth or table. The servers are quick, courteous and efficient, the restaurant is very clean and tidy. Every day there are specials on the board, including happy hour and regular hours

1 Thank Tina455
Long Beach, California
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503 reviews
427 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 931 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2015 via mobile

The Small Café has been around for quite sometime and I had forgotten how good it was. I went this week for breakfast with my husband and ordered the Skinny Breakfast sandwich on Squaw Toast. It was really good and the side of Spinach was excellent. My husband had traditional Eggs and Sausage and it was very good as well.... More 

1 Thank PeggyChism
Placitas, New Mexico
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2015 via mobile

We were long-time regular customers from 2000-2009. Now retired, we stop in every time we are back visiting family and friends here. This is yet another "tucked away gem" of the small (no pun!) hometown cafe - the kind of place we love - with great food in a clean setting, reasonably priced. Hubby likes the Santa Fe Salad while... More 

Thank Sailmama
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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72 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2015

The Small Cafe is just that, but they probably have the best burgers in Long Beach. Years ago there was a small chain called Russell's and they had the most amazing burgers. The Small Cafe is a former Russell's location and they make their burgers just like the Russell Burger, which is perfect. It has the friendly feel of local... More 

Thank JohnCFutch
Napa, California
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364 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2014 via mobile

We went here with friends for a quick lunch. Two of us had turkey burgers, one had pancakes and bacon and one had a Cobb salad. The burgers were excellent. Thick turkey patties on a wheat bun with fresh crisp lettuce and tomatoes. I added mushrooms to mine. The fries were crispy golden brown. The pancakes were Mickey Mouse pancakes,... More 

Thank karansimoni
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76 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2013 via mobile

First time here with friends, I had the Corned Beef Hash with Hashbrowns. They were cooked as requested, server was friendly, nothing fancy. My kind of breakfast place.

Thank Rmassoudi
Fallbrook, California
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91 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2011

Hard to believe this place ever won an award, even back in 2008. We went in for a late breakfast on a Friday afternoon - only two other tables occupied and service was slow! But the worst part was terrible food and awful coffee - why would anyone want to eat here when Belmont Shore has so many good restaurants... More 

2 Thank gin48
Long Beach, California
1 review
Reviewed 23 February 2011

The location is convenient to me, the first time that I was discontent was when I went to the bathroom right next to the cooking stove is so dirty, they are making lots of CASH and dont have the courtesy or respect to their clients to clean or maybe remodel their discusting restroom. I once ordered a coffee it was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5656 E 2nd St, Long Beach, CA 90803-3904
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Long Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 562-434-0226

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?