Four Daughters Kitchen
3505 Highland Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Work trips don’t have to include a hotel breakfast especially if it’s the $12 buffet option.
On my last trip to Los Angeles, I decided to venture out to Manhattan Beach for some beach side breakfast. I was deciding between 3 spots and this one got the highest ratings on yelp at 4.8 so I decided to check it out. On the way I passed by another spot that looked scrumptious, The North End Café but I decided to keep to the original plan.
Walking to breakfast, I passed by numerous fit women toting their yoga mats. Several yoga, Pilates and 3 personal training spots were in full swing at 9:30 am, insuring that I was motivated for a nice walk along the beach after breakfast.
When I arrived, the first thing I noticed was the quests “vibe”. Felt like a vacation spot although I gather most of the people here are locals. Most were dressed casually like they might have spent the morning surfing. Looking around the walls were adorned with your typical beach décor including a surfboard and a lovely photo picture of 4 precious girls, presumably the 4 daughters. And… No respectable Manhattan beach restaurant would be complete without a bowl of dog treats.
The coffee comes in oversized mugs, hot and strong and on the bitter side. I find that these coffees are best enjoyed hot just under the temperature that might burn you. Once the coffee cooled it was far too bitter to drink.
After careful examination of the menu, I ordered the El Porto breakfast scramble. I chose this as it had artichoke hearts ,which I adore! Also three of the other dishes were vegetarian and didn’t include the pancetta in the potatoes which are made with caramelized onions alright here goes…
Yummy, my dish came in a large bowl much like the design of the coffee mug. I was surprised that the potatoes were mixed in! I was expecting a scramble with the eggs on one side and the potatoes on the other. The first taste I noticed was the chipotle flavor slight but smoky and the gruyere cheese melty and delicious. Gruyere is a creamy cheese that blends all the spices together, with generous amounts of artichokes and flavorful sundries tomatoes complimented the dish marvelously. After examination, I discovered that the potatoes were the base of the scramble, salty and crispy with sweet caramelized onions. The pancetta was served in small bits with a highly salty flavor, just enough not too overpower the dish.
Unique breakfast place, ambiance good local flair, no view of the ocean although I’m heading out that way next. I would say that the best way to optimize nutrition would be to share one of these scrambles and add a fruit bowl or the Greek yogurt and granola and share. Thanks 4 daughters!!
On the way to the beach I noticed this very friendly cat or is it a small lion??