There are plenty of food options in Old Town Seal Beach, but if you want to get more of the quiet homey feeling of this place, stop by the Old Town Cafe on Main Street, open daily since 2003 for breakfast and lunch from 7 A.M. to 2:30 P.M.
From the outside, you can already guess a cozy home atmosphere. Open the door and the server will greet you and tell you to seat yourself at one of the tables covered with a plastic vinyl tablecover. Look around at the bright blue walls and you will see black and white photos of Old Town Seal Beach from long ago.
Despite all the times I have been to Old Town Seal Beach, I have never been here in the morning so I never had a chance to stop by the Old Town Cafe until today when I met with my friend and fellow geocacher, Kambria, for early morning geocaching and breakfast.
We both order pancakes—I ordered the chocolate chip pancakes while Kambria ordered the blueberry pancakes, both of us getting a side of bacon as well. We got two pancakes each, really fluffy and delicious. Upon seeing my pancakes, I was disappointed because I thought their chocolate chip pancakes were simply pancakes with chocolate chip, but I was wrong. There was plenty of chocolate chips in as well as on the pancakes. As for the blueberry pancakes, the blueberries were a bit sour since they are not in season right now, but hey, they’re fresh! The bacon? Excellent, if you love thick slices of bacon. As well, the servers are very welcoming and courteous, constantly asking if everything is okay.
I can’t comment on anything else on their menu, but I recommend visiting the Old Town Cafe if you want some breakfast or lunch in a quiet and cozy place where you can admire old photos and get a feel of the former liveliness of Seal Beach. Don’t be surprised that most people in here belong to the older crowd, but don’t worry, you won’t feel out of place if you have an appreciation for the homeliness of the place.
Old Town Cafe
137 Main Street
Seal Beach, CA 90740
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