Cafe Wild

4.7
42 reviews
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$30 and under
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Cafe Wild is Manhattan Beach’s newest go-to restaurant for casual dining with a fun, beachy atmosphere! Great food and friendly service. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, kid and pet-friendly. Start your morning with the best coffee in town and a fresh-baked pastry, relax at the end of your day with a happy-hour glass of wine or a Sunset-Kiss cocktail!
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, great portions, awesome service! Loved happy hour!

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M
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 1

This place is great for what it is-a good neighborhood restaurant that serves good food fora good price.

I hit them hard on the ambience because my friend and I I did not like it, at all, that they allowed a dog in the restaurant. This is a trend that has to stop. Fish Bar allowed dogs inside, too. Health Department anyone?

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E
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, awesome atmosphere, loved the bottomless mimosas!! Perfect brunch spot.

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n
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

They were out of the beer we wanted and the truffle mac and cheese dish. All else was good.

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DR
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I really loved this place. And our server Eric, was awesome. I had the impossible burger, which I didn't love. (I should have gone with my first choice, the Spicy Chicken sandwich with a chilly glass of Chardonnay.) Oh well, next time. I live on the Eastside of LA in Atwater Village. I would actually choose to drive to this place to eat and hang out in Manhattan Beach, which is saying a lot! I would also recommend it as a great place to meet on a first date.

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J
Atlanta
62 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service and loved having the vegan options.

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OT
Kansas City
15 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to stop for brunch! Just flew in to LAX and drove over after reading reviews. Great food/ atmosphere- casual dining.

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Love this place. The food is fantastic! And the service is good! Happy hour is a great way to sample all of the delicious things the place has to offer!!

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K
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Music was played very loud. Patrons needed to talk louder to be heard, making it difficult to have a conversation over brunch.

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Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great little place for a quiet Happy Hour or dinner with friends. You can hear yourself think for a change. Good neigborhood family place.
The Frizzled Brussel Sprouts are soooo good. And the Happy Hour Truffle Parmesan Fries are the BEST. My grandkids love the Mac & Cheese (of course)

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l
Los Angeles
77 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the Valentine’s special menu fixed price meal and it was wonderful. The tomato bisque, strawberry salad, filet mignon and strawberry mini shortcake, with a great bottle of Pinot Noir, all was perfect. The service was impeccable, we did not wait long between courses, the ambiance attractive with a beach-surf motif. We will go back soon!

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Miami
4 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Cute. Loud.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful

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SC
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my cousin's birthday with a mimosa brunch! we had the place to ourselves for the most part, we were a party of 7 and were the largest group there. All the food that came out looked great - i had the breakfast sandwich and it was delicious. Mimosas kept flowing. Super fun!

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S
Los Angeles
94 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Breakfast was awesome! Loved the hash, but you'll need to be hungry. Will come back again!

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FL
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I picked this restaurant by Yelp review and was NOT disappointed! The owners were on site and were so accomodating to our needs. We had one delicious Bloody Mary with a bacon stick in it and scrumptious creative breakfasts. Lots of food options from egg dishes to oatmeal, yogurt bowls to cinnamon french toast, chocolate chip and blueberry pancakes. The coffee was good. Busy place on a busy block, parking was challenging, beach a few blocks away. Thank you, Erin!!

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S
Los Angeles
40 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Taste good and great service

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N
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food! Was pleasantly surprised!

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LA
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Cute place with a good vibe. Somewhat limited menu. Food was good, not fantastic. I had the poke bowl and a friend had the hamburger. We both thought ours was on the bland side. Service was really good and they had the Dodger game on so we were able to see them win the pennant. Music was a little loud, which made it tough to hear all conversations. Overall though, a good experience.

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S
Los Angeles
94 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our visit! Great flavors and presentation as we shared the vegan hash and pan roasted Scottish salmon. We will return to explore the menu!

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Z
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Solid neighborhood cafe.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good 🌴 relaxed atmoshpere, friendly service, comfort and healthy food and interesting flavors

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JV
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nailed it on every level. Great service, great food, fun atmosphere. We will absolutely go back. A LOT.

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N
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Neighborhood place with good food selection. Enjoyed fish tacos and a vegetarian hash - straightforward and tasty.

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LA
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Was very surprised. The food was really good. Dinner options were much more sophisticated than I expected. We had the garlic shrimp appetizer with the burrata and Parma crostini. We shared the chicken parmigana. Everything was great and we will definitely be going back. Can’t believe I haven’t tried it before now.

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F
Central Coast
13 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ice beach town cafe with good modern food and a great staff.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were thoroughly impressed with everything at Cafe Wild. All of that and yet still a comfortable, local neighborhood-feeling environment. Loved it and definitely going back!

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CC
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We hit Cafe Wild around 4pm for a late lunch and it was their down time so perfect for us. I ordered the burger with sweet potato fries which was delicious! They offer tons of add ons so you can make it just the burger you want! I wasn't that much of a fan of their lemonade but overall very pleased with our service.

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HF
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 4

Food was great. Service was terrible

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J
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I can't say enough good things about cafe wild. The food was great. Between the four of us, we ordered the fish and chips, pork chop and pasta. Everything was delicious. Dana, our waiter was fabulous. We are still talking about how great our experience was.

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CS
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun spot with a good vibe. Food was great. Nice quality, perfect portions and well priced. This was our first time there but will definitely go back soon.

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GW
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent choice. Loved brunch offerings and Had French toast for dessert. Yummy. We’ll be back before we leave town.

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b
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the French toast and chicken and waffles plus the potato’s for brunch yesterday. The food was amazing and the place was really fun - loved the vibe!

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CG
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The best English breakfast this side of the pond next the the sparkling blue California ocean.

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MA
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Cafe Wild is a fantastic addition to our neighborhood. We love to walk out to eat, and can't be happier to have this as a choice. The food was truly yummy!

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d
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

This is a local beach restaurant / diner with terrible service and sticky tables. There were too few waters and too much bad food. We had sides of vegetables and a burger and fries. Everything came out cold or under cooked. Our napkins fell on the floor and the waiter picked them up from the dirty floor and put them on our laps . And the tip options provide on the Ipad were 18 - 25% -- when 10% would have been generous for our service. Overall i rate this a yuck!!!

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M
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent dinner at Cafe Wild! The wait staff was friendly and attentive and the food was delicious. We will definitely return.

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CM
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Though it was a busy Easter Sunday, food and service were perfect. It was my husband’s first time and he was very impressed by the quality of the food for the value.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome place, some friends of mine told me about it. My friend & I shared the Steak Tacos, Ahi Tartine & the fish & chips. Crazy big! Everything was delicious, the Staff & Vibe was great. I recommend to anyone. Can’t wait to come back for dinner. Thanks for a great time.

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OT
Los Angeles
684 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

The service here was outstanding, but the food was disappointing. The flank steak tacos were below average. Because we were hungry, we reluctantly ate them. The sauce and toppings were fine, but the flank steak was rubbery and should have been seasoned better and cut thinner.

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