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Starling Diner

Breakfast Spot and Diner$$$$
Belmont Heights, Long Beach
  • Ranked #3 for breakfast spots in Long Beach
  • Cindy R.
    "My favorite is the stuffed French toast with berries"(8 Tips)
    miranda m.
    "Breakfast Bruschetta and the Breakfast Polenta."(2 Tips)
    Joella D.
    "breakfast bruschetta with the marscapone cheese"(2 Tips)
    M M.
    "My favorite is the eggs Benjamin!"(2 Tips)
57 Tips and reviews
  • French toast
  • crab cakes
  • benjamin
  • Bloody Marys
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  • Cheyenne M.
    Cherry French Toast 😍😍
  • Eater
    EaterAugust 18, 2016
    The Starling is a casual cafe with patio seating and plenty of charm. A Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives location, the restaurant has for years been serving up impeccable french toast and lots of smiles. Read more
  • Nigel
    NigelJuly 7, 2016
    Very nice granola, awful coffee.
  • Marsha N.
    Marsha NaifyJuly 1, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    I won't go here anymore. Understaffed. Open tables but they won't seat you.
  • Marsha N.
    Marsha NaifyFebruary 26, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    All the food is great. The chairs are uncomfortable if you are a little overweight. Sit on a bench.
  • Marsha N.
    Marsha NaifyFebruary 26, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Food is great. During the week the service is a little gruff.
  • Kay G.
    Kay GideonJanuary 8, 2015
    Missed out on the scones but everything was worth the wait. Even the disgruntled neighbor.
  • Meredith
    MeredithJanuary 3, 2015
    The French toast is delicious. One of my favorites in LBC!
  • Marsha N.
    Marsha NaifyDecember 11, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Good French Toast. No wifi.
  • Amy🌙 B.
    Amy🌙 B. AstDecember 9, 2014
    Get their french toast!!! I have never had french toast like this yummy!
  • Marsha N.
    Marsha NaifyDecember 5, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Mmmmm. So good. Love the breakfast. The AC is too cold so bring a jacket.
  • M M.
    M MOctober 9, 2014
    My favorite is the eggs Benjamin! !
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsSeptember 3, 2014
    Check out Starling Diner as seen on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives Read more
  • Mickey H.
    Mickey HornerAugust 16, 2014
    The scones, the scones, and the scones!
  • Kelsie P.
    Kelsie PelletierMay 10, 2014
    Stuffed French toast is incredible, and the Bloody Mary is just spicy enough. Really great breakfast.
  • Cindy R.
    Cindy RMarch 23, 2014
    My favorite is the stuffed French toast with berries
  • R M.
    R MFebruary 22, 2014
    The best French toast ever!
  • Waleed A.
    Waleed Al-ZadjaliJanuary 19, 2014
    Their French toast is great and I loved their eggs.
  • Mary E.
    Mary EwaldOctober 7, 2013
    If you are in Long Beach, eat here for breakfast.
  • Jennifer R.
    Jennifer RubinOctober 5, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The best in the area so far for crab cakes and eggs for breakfast. The place has a cute cafe feel to it inside. The stuffed French toast is a winner too!
  • Marisa M.
    Marisa MoranSeptember 24, 2013
    Place is tiny so it gets crowded easily, but the food is delicious!
  • Frank C.
    Frank CoganAugust 24, 2013
    Highly recommend the stuffed French toast. Ignore the haters and give this place a try.
  • Frank C.
    Frank CoganAugust 22, 2013
    Get the stuffed San Francisco French toast with the carmelized apples
  • Rene G.
    Rene GutierrezAugust 17, 2013
    Best crab cakes I've ever had!
  • Christine M.
    Christine McCarthyJuly 11, 2013
    Amazing food!
  • Audra H.
    Audra HaskellJune 9, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    I get sucked in because it's cute and local but it is by far the most overrated eatery in the area. They run out of essential items early in the morn and most of their hot meals are bland & pricey.
  • G ..
    G .May 2, 2013
    One of the most unique (and tasty) French Toast I have ever encountered!
  • Leticia
    LeticiaApril 16, 2013
    Worth the visit. Try the Tofu Scramble and come before noon during weekdays when it seems a tad less crowded.
  • Ken K.
    Ken KW, RealtorFebruary 16, 2013
    Cranberry Champagne Mimosa. Ahhhhhhh.
  • Ken K.
    Ken KW, RealtorFebruary 16, 2013
    Always perfect,.... Love it
  • Les K.
    Les KollegianDecember 2, 2012
    Get the pumpkin French toast while you can!!
  • Eric T.
    Eric TangNovember 25, 2012
    Try the Eggs Benjamin
  • Boo 👻
    Boo 👻July 28, 2012
    Try the Blue Crab Cakes & Eggs - #breakfast #crabcakes #eggs
  • Boo 👻
    Boo 👻July 28, 2012
    Try the Bloody Mary - #bloodymary #crabclaw micro greens & lemon
  • Bobette P.
    Bobette PowersJuly 3, 2012
    I finallu decided to this place and was.very disappointed.... No avocado or sausage! Lemon infused water... gross! Menu lacking everything plus way over priced... Back to Coffee Cup for me!
  • HorsingaroundInLA
    HorsingaroundInLAJuly 1, 2012
    Great service! We came on a busy Sunday morning and was seated in a nice corner window booth in like 5 minutes! :)
    Upvoted May 27
  • Christie I.
    Christie IobstApril 17, 2012
    Roasted mushroom, sautéed spinach, and feta scramble is awesome. The hot chai tea is AMAZING!!
  • John K.
    John KimMarch 4, 2012
    They are now open for dinner on Fridays & Saturdays. Chicken pot pie is very good
  • Yvette C.
    Yvette CFebruary 21, 2012
    If you get here before 10 am, T-TH they have a 4.95$ breakfast special. I'll catch it next week!
  • Emily D.
    Emily DangNovember 6, 2011
    The Hawthorne pizette was delicious. The hickory bacon had good flavor. The split pea soup wasn't bad either.
  • April K.
    April KimOctober 9, 2011
    very interesting. organic and decorated in an artsy fashion, but the food was delicious and not too skimpy.
  • Brayden L.
    Brayden LeBlancSeptember 3, 2011
    The polenta is the lightest yet most filling breakfast ive had in a long time. Delicious!
  • Korey K.
    Korey KuehlAugust 21, 2011
    Bloody Mary fail
  • Charu K.
    Charu KhopkarJuly 31, 2011
    The stuffed French toast is amazing. Better than any desert on the menu, and those are delicious in their own right.
  • Kami F.
    Kami FlageApril 3, 2011
    Good server horrible host and very busy
  • Hell C.
    Hell CortezApril 3, 2011
    Worst host ever. Hope the stuffed French toast is worth it.
  • Ken K.
    Ken KW, RealtorFebruary 19, 2011
    Always try the special, bring friends so u can all share the food!
  • Richard C.
    Richard CoxFebruary 19, 2011
    Try to get there early for breakfast so that you can try their scones. They're amazing and they always run out
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithOctober 9, 2010
    French toast with seasonal berries. The taste will haunt your dreams. In a really awesome way.
  • Lisa C.
    Lisa Cottini LantermanOctober 2, 2010
    Great place. Extensive wine list, and there only open for breakfast and lunch.
  • Pedro M.
    Pedro MartinezSeptember 26, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Give their French Sodas a try. You'll thank me later
  • Marilei D.
    Marilei DenilaSeptember 18, 2010
    Stuffed french toast to die for. Side of applewood sausage was so savory!
  • Joella D.
    Joella DuncanJuly 31, 2010
    The breakfast bruschetta with the marscapone cheese will make you feel things you never felt before for food.
  • Joella D.
    Joella DuncanJuly 25, 2010
    Everything is amazing. The breakfast polenta, the crab cakes and the stuffed French toast are all verifiably scrumptious.
  • Jennifer A.
    Jennifer ArmstrongMay 22, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Order the caramel steamer. It's heavenly!
  • miranda m.
    miranda morningtonApril 5, 2010
    Best kept Breakfast secret! Innovative and clever food. Try the French Toast, Breakfast Bruschetta and the Breakfast Polenta. YUM! Read more
  • Gloria G.
    Gloria GorgolApril 1, 2010
    Love breakfast there with Katie!
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