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#FabFind: Monkey House Café

There’s a nice little café on Beach Blvd at Garfield. And it’s been there a few years now, but I am often surprised when I meet people who haven’t heard about it. It’s called the Monkey House Café and I have had many-a-meeting there. With its charming interiors (there’s an artificial tree right in the heart of it all!) delicious sandwiches and my favorite illy coffee, not to mention the tasty sweet treats, the Monkey House Café, provides a nice retreat in the jungle that is Huntington Beach.

Monkey House Café in Huntington Beach
Monkey House Café in Huntington Beach
The ambience of Monkey House is special.
The ambience of Monkey House is special.

On a recent visit, I took my own monkeys for a summer lunch date.
My older son, who loves breakfast all day, ordered a breakfast bagel with sausage, egg and cheese. We were delighted to find out that the bagel was from another favorite local Huntington Beach spot, Bagelmania.

Monkey House uses bagels from Bagelmania.
Monkey House uses bagels from Bagelmania.

My little monkey was all over the chicken noodle soup, served with a pretzel from (yes, you guessed it) another local Huntington Beach business, Brewbakers.

Chicken noodle soup for the soul.
Chicken noodle soup for the soul.

I had a Combo – ½ Roast Beef Sandwich and ½ House Salad – which was plenty! It even came with a half pretzel roll and a yummy fresh baked cookie. What a deal for $6.95.

The soup or salad and sandwich combos at Monkey House are delicious and affordable.
The soup or salad and sandwich combos at Monkey House are delicious and affordable.

There are many dessert options at Monkey House Café. The baked goods are all freshly made and heavenly, like the 7 Layer Bar and S’mores Bar. One of their latest additions is an ice cream bar serving Lappert’s psuper premium ice cream. Mouthwatering flavors include Hawaiian Sea Salt Caramel, Cookies and Cream, Kauai Pie, Rainbow Sorbet and more.

Lappert's Ice Cream Bar at Monkey House Cafe
Lappert’s Ice Cream Bar at Monkey House Cafe
Flavors like Kauai Pie and Hawaiian Sea Salt Caramel are so good!
Flavors like Kauai Pie and Hawaiian Sea Salt Caramel are so good!

If you attended the 2014 Taste of Huntington Beach, you would’ve tasted Lappert’s Ice Cream at the Monkey House Café booth.

Monkey House Café is a  family-owned business. They introduced Lappert's Ice Cream at their booth during the 2014 Taste of Huntington Beach.
Monkey House Café is a family-owned business. They introduced Lappert’s Ice Cream at their booth during the 2014 Taste of Huntington Beach.

While you’re there, you can also browse the adjacent store featuring various items and art work at Monkey House. But that’s another fab find for you to discover!

Monkey House Café is located at 18862 Beach Blvd. #101 Huntington Beach, California 92648 For more information, visit monkeyhousecafe.com

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