Rose Park Roasters
Boozy bottomless party brunches still exist, but the brunch zeitgeist has definitely moved on—it’s all about coffee shop brunch now. Long Beach-based coffee roasters Rose Park have turned their Pine Avenue shop into a brunch laboratory, giving chef Melissa Ortiz and her team license to experiment with an ever-changing menu of weekend bangers. You may pop in to find a Filipino-themed menu, a sandwich with a patty of halibut spiced like longganisa, a dish of Mushroom Sisig, or a Vegan Kinilaw. Sometimes the menu runs Mexican, with a transcendent Bean and Cheese Burrito. And there is a particularly inspired take on the classic Egg Sandwich, with peppery eggs, crispy cheese, and sweet stone fruit jam on a bolillo from Gusto Bread. And they have a robust natural wine selection, in case you want to keep the boozy part intact.
How to order: Coffee and pastries can be ordered on Toast.