Manhattan Beach is one of L.A.’s neighborhoods best suited for brunch, with ravenous people spilling on to Highland Avenue, Manhattan Beach Boulevard, and Sepulveda Boulevard after playing volleyball, running along the Strand, surfing, or scaling Sand Dune Park. Manhattan Beach Post is one of the community’s best brunch destinations. Chef David LeFevre and the Simms brothers packaged an airy beach vibe in a former post office with crave-worthy comfort food and cocktails. Their biggest brunch issue just might be that nobody wants to leave.
Anybody’s who’s eaten at M.B. Post no doubt enjoyed their bacon cheddar buttermilk biscuits, and that item plays a key role during brunch, both on their own and in Benedict. Still, other brunch dishes stand out, including Corned Beef Cheek Hash ($11). They list this dish under a humorous menu heading: “What Came First?…Chef Says Golden Fertile Eggs.” The fried egg indeed touts a vivid yellow yolk and comes lashed with herbaceous gremolata, but the other components in the skillet truly shined. Buttery potatoes and fork-tender beef cheek chunks both get crispy in the skillet and bathe in oil and tangy sherry vinegar to great effect.