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Top store recommendations from locals

Breakfast Spot
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“Outdoor seating has view of the ocean and is situated near the strand for some pre or post walking to the Manhattan Beach Pier. Menu is very Californian.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Dessert Shop
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“The decor, the treats, and ice cream are amazing! The original Creamwhich is a favorite in this household.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“Large chain grocery store at the Manhattan Beach Mall CVS drug store in next door as well as Coffee Bean, a variety of restaurants and the actual mall - which is on the small side but has Macy's and a gap and an Apple Store”
  • 9 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Great spot for breakfast sandwiches/danish. AND COFFEE! ALSO, across the street!!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Liquor Store
“Short walk. Local market. Pricey but if you need wood for fire, quick bottle of wine or basic essentials.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Cafe
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“This one stands out because it is near the Manhattan Pier and parking is easy to find in the area. Grab a cup of your fav drink here before you stroll down to the pier. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Cafe
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  • 1 local recommends
Bicycle Store
“Rent Bikes here!! Always check groupon first!!! You may find a deal during your stay! Rent a bike and ride from Torrance beach all the way up to Santa Monica!! It's a long day but FUN!!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bakery
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  • 5 locals recommend
Yoga Studio
“Pricey studios (they're all over the city), but incredible classes and a full schedule for whenever you want to sweat. Yoga, meditation, pilates, and fitness classes.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Yummy cookies and cupcakes! Very simple but good. Also: Starbucks, Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, Pete's. All within a couple blocks of each other about 1/2-3/4 mile from the Cottage.. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Liquor Store
  • 2 locals recommend
Electronics Store
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  • 4 locals recommend
Food
“Fantastic local butcher with the best cuts of beef, pork, chicken, lamb, fish, etc. Attached to a convenience store that sells everything from delicious well-priced wine to fresh produce.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Board Shop
“Trunks, wax, rash guards, wetsuits, surfboards, ding repair . . . right in El Porto”
  • 5 locals recommend
Cafe
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  • 2 locals recommend