Four Daughters Kitchen
Manhattan Beach is known for its warm sunshine and welcoming waves, which surfers chase on the beaches of the historic El Porto district. It's the type of place that lends itself to relaxation and laid-back personalities. That's why Clint Clausen was surprised how hard it was to find his ideal dining trifecta: organic coffee, fresh cuisine, and friendly smiles. Most local cafes seemed to lack at least one of these key ingredients, so he started his own. Named after his four daughters, the restaurant teems with eats that are as comforting as they are healthy. Between cups of steaming Lamill coffee, guests can taste breakfast's sweet side with a stack of caramel-pecan pancakes or explore its savory flipside with a 4DK omelet stuffed with spinach, ham, and roasted mushrooms. At dinnertime, the kitchen bolsters the menu with draft beers, more than a dozen types of wine, and Angus rib-eyes as hearty as Paul Bunyan's handshake.