The Sugar Shack in Huntington Beach. Word on the street has it that this is where to go for breakfast. The locals eat there. According to our server, customers start arriving around 5:00 am every day.
I have always liked the idea of going out for breakfast more than the actual experience, much to Tori’s chagrin. Once, on a rare early morning drive on PCH we found a place in Sunset Beach (at least I think it was Sunset Beach) where I actually, truly, enjoyed my breakfast. I still remember the exquisite hollandaise sauce. With this rare exception–well, ok, breakfast at Denny’s on the way to LAX in Jan. was fairly decent, along with breakfast at that one place in Spokane that used to be a train–I am usually disappointed w/ my food.
Until my kindred spirit Beverlee took me to the Sugar Shack. First of all, it’s at the beach–on Main Street at PCH and a very short walk to the pier. This alone would have made me agree to go there. Second, they are locally owned, affordable and known for their breakfast and lunch. Third, the locals eat there. Triple threat!
On Thursday, May 5, 2011, The Sugar Shack nailed it for me. I ordered the half Keppler’s, which is basically scrambled eggs benedict with avocado, bacon and tomato accompanied by hash browns. Here’s the catch: I asked for a poached egg, hold the English muffin, and extra crispy hash browns. THEY GOT IT RIGHT AND IT WAS PERFECTLY COOKED!!! Perfectly cooked and delivered hot to my table in a timely manner!!! It was the most delicious restaurant breakfast I have ever eaten. I am still dreaming about that breakfast.
The Sugar Shack in Huntington Beach. It’s where to go for breakfast.