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At Last Cafe

Map & Directions 204 Orange Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90802
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562-437-4837
  • American, New American
  • Tue-Sat 11:30am-8pm
  • All Major Credit Cards
  • Wheelchair accessible, Catering, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout
  • Lunch, Dinner
  • Beer/Wine
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Not Necessary
  • Street Parking

Description

LA Weekly's Description

At Last Café's first-time customers turn into instant devotees. Every one of
the 18 or so seats is filled nightly. Those who didn't think to snag a reservation either wait it out on the street or order to-go. Either way, budget about 30 minutes to find parking, which is frustratingly scarce and the inevitable topic of conversation for the first few minutes of your meal. The rest of the time, you'll talk about the food, about how chef John McLaughlin manages to charge a fraction of what other establishments of this caliber would. For example, his Brick Chicken: a deboned half-bird cooked flat under the weight of a brick, its crispy, mahogany skin reminiscent of the best Armenian rotisserie hen and meat so juicy it bursts. The cost for this soon-to-be-famous poultry is a mere $9.50.

 
Member Reviews

  • raymarquez35 wrote a review for At Last Cafe
    on 03/27/13
    1

    DO NOT EAT AT THIS FILTHY RESTAURANT! What I experienced just now in their restaurant I have never even witnessed in my 35 years of living in Southern California.

    Upon walking in I was told to sit anywhere that's clean. I understand that they didn't have a hostess but to be told to by Cesar the waiter to sit anywhere that's clean, means that you could care less where I sit.... More >>

  • ocweeklybestof wrote a review for At Last Cafe
    on 05/06/09
    4

    It's easy to imagine a bad, lumpy meatloaf. But a good meatloaf—the kind you find in an older aunt's or grandmother's kitchen—is hard to come by. At Last Café, a tiny jewel of a place that might be missed if you're not paying attention (it's tucked into a narrow wedge of Orange Avenue, just a block and a half up from the beach), serves up a meatloaf that's tender, thick and... More >>

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Tips from foursquare

  • Food Network on 10/19/11

    Guy Fieri checked out this neighborhood favorite where they're stuffing honey-marinated pork chops with granny smith apples and cranberries.

  • cindy g. on 05/18/10

    Mac n 3 cheese :)

  • stephany v. on 09/07/10

    The flat iron steak is delicious. Bring your own wine for a 4$ cork fee.

  • Casey T. on 01/13/13

    The prime rib is amazing!!!

  • Jetteken on 11/30/12

    the best food in the LBC! try the roasted beet salad and the linguine with veggies! :-)

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