Chuck's Coffee Shop, Locally World Famous Restaurant is
Home of the Weasel
4120 E. Ocean
Long Beach, CA 90803
Open 6:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Long Beach, California--Chuck's
is a coffee shop serving breakfast in Belmont Shore. "Locally world famous", the
owner, Chuck, is known for a food dish called the Weasel. It is a scrambled egg
plate topped with chili. Delicious and hearty for breakfast, it is the best cure
for a hangover among college students from Cal State Long Beach.
Banana Nut Pancakes: 3 Hotcakes topped with Fresh, Banana Whipped
Cream and Nuts
New York Steak & 3 Eggs or Pork Chops & 3 Eggs
Chuck's Special Hash...1/4 lb. ground beef, mushrooms, onion with 3
scrambled eggs, topped with chili. Served with potatoes and toast.
South of the Border Selections:
Trash Can Burrito...A large flour tortilla with 1/4 lb. ground beef,
refried beans, cheese, covered with famous chili (cheese and onions optional)
Gringo Chili Rellenos...Two mild chiles stuffed with Swiss cheese,
folded into an Egg Batter and covered with ranchero sauce, served with refried
beans, tomatoes, lettuce and tortillas.
One of Southern
California's great, beach dining pleasures enjoyed by locals and tourists can be
found across the street from the Belmont Pool and beach in Belmont Shore. A
favorite for pet owners, the outdoor tables provide a place to sit with your pet
after walking the pooch on Dog Beach next to the restaurant. The Belmont
Memorial Pier is also right there, making a pre-or-post dining stroll ideal for
a meal at Chuck's, and then a walk.
When you arrive at the place which is only open till around 2 p.m. each day,
you may want to sign your name on the wait list to get a table. On a weekend
visit, it took us approx. 20 minutes to get a booth inside. Lawn chairs outside the cafe
provide a mellow way to shoot the breeze while you wait for your name to be
Menu items include traditional breakfast favorites that never go out of
style, coffee flowing generously, and mimosas lighting up the morning or day.
"Where's Chuck?" my friend asked the girl serving us. "He's the one
with the shades and straw hat," she chimed back. Barbara kept her eye trained on Chuck as he made his exit to the john.
She spotted him come out, and said in her loudest voice to catch his attention,
"Are YOU Chuck?" Chuck sat down with us and told us about himself, his cafe, his Weasel,
and his trip to his son's wedding in Wyoming.
"We partied till 5 the next
day," he said. I asked if it was a.m. or p.m., and he told me the wedding began
one afternoon and ended the next evening. Chuck wears a Hawaiian shirt and looks
like a he should own a classic California car to go with it (maybe he does).
But what about the Weasel? Two scrambled eggs
smothered in Chuck's chili recipe, then topped with fresh chopped onions and
shredded cheese, it sounds like a recipe for heartburn--but it's not! The puffy,
light potatoes served with the meal off slightly to the right are
The next time you want an old-fashioned, American breakfast and would like it
at the beach, head for Chuck's in Belmont Shore--and be sure to try the Weasel!