Day-Cation Turns Into Eat-Cation Walking Down the Pier
o you’re planning a trip to Hermosa Beach, and maybe you don’t know where to begin your adventure. Well, we got you covered! There is no better way to travel to Hermosa Beach than following a food itinerary to fuel you up on your walk along the pier, enjoying the sun and beach-scented winds. Hermosa Beach is the heart of South Bay Los Angeles, a perfect beach city far enough from the big city to enjoy a less crowded experience and to try restaurants you’ve been longing to taste. Here’s what an ideal itinerary looks like based off of ratings, unique menus and welcoming decor. Cruise on with this Hermosa Beach Foodie Guide!
227 Pacific Coast Hwy. Hermosa Beach, CA 90254 | www.hifiespresso.com
Begin your foodie journey down Pacific Coast Highway to this cute little 70’s themed coffee shop. It’s a perfect start to fuel up on caffeine and get to know the city. When you walk in, you’re immediately greeted by the sweet baristas into a nice and cozy environment. This place is perfect for catching up while you enjoy the view of the morning rush outside their picturesque window.
1286 The Strand, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254 | www.eatgoodstuff.com
Have breakfast in a South Bay prized location that has been around for 38 years on The Strand! With hearty meals and healthy options, you will really immerse yourself in their vision to give back to the community that they have been a part of for decades. Not only do they share their great breakfast recipes with their guests, but they also support local foundations and help raise funds to better the community. You will feel right at home to begin your day-cation journey in a friendly spot.
The Standing Room
1320 Hermosa Ave. Hermosa Beach, CA 90254 | www.thestandingroomrestaurant.com
Wash off the sand from your feet and walk a few steps off the pier and enjoy The Standing Room’s island fusion cuisine for lunch. The Hawaiian chef and owner, Lowell Bakke, brings in his Korean-American heritage and culture into his dishes by incorporating kimchi and poke into finger-foods. We recommend the K-Dilla made with hoisin barbecue pork, buttered kimchi, bacon, caramelized onions and shishito peppers. What more can you ask for in a quesadilla? Take your time feasting as you enjoy live music in the dining room before you get back out to the beach to watch the sunset.
53 Pier Ave. Hermosa Beach, CA 90254 | www.tower12hb.com
Swim away from the shore and join the exciting happy hour! There are plentiful spots to lounge in and invite all your friends to unwind from a long day basking in the sun. Laugh into the night with fun cocktail names and quirky flavors while looking over the balcony as you watch the sun set right over the shore. Warning: this place is very Intsa-worthy!
The Rockefeller Gastropub
418 Pier Ave. Hermosa Beach, CA 90254 | www.eatrockefeller.com
After a long day soaking up the sun, you need to treat your belly to dinner. Dine at the modern-meets-rustic cuisine setting right off the pier. The Rockefeller Gastropub offers a wide variety of craft beers and boutique wines to pair with their artisan menu. The ambiance is perfectly intimate, and the warm hospitality will conclude your Hermosa Beach Day-Cation with a smile no shore can wash away.