The Royal Cup Cafe

It’s the first week of summer. What to do? What to do? Pull my hair out? Let them watch tv all day? Let’s get out of the house kiddos! I wanted to try a new restaurant before heading to the park. It had to be family friendly yet still cozy. I had been to the Royal Cup Café in Long Beach a few years ago but didn’t have kids at the time. I really liked it but then life got in the way of returning. I decided to remedy that oversight and return with my girls and my girlfriend and her boys for some much needed fun.

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The menu is quite extensive so it took a while to get through it. It was past breakfast so we skipped past that section (although I might return another time to try it out). There were salads and Panini’s, all fruit smoothies, coffee and tea. Most of the kiddos ordered grilled cheese Panini’s. The sandwich had 4 kinds of cheese – American, provolone, Swiss and goat cheese but we skipped the tomato and basil this round. We also tried the tuna -avocado, oven-roasted turkey club and the smoked turkey avocado. All three were super tasty – nice soft but crunchy bread, good amount of fresh fillings and all sandwiches were served with perfect Kettle chips.  Smoothies fantastic and passion fruit ice tea refreshing. We loved that the tea and water were served in glass jars.

RoyalCupCafe2_cielorothFood and drinks aside, we loved that were seated around a coffee table and couches for our meal. There were several dining areas including traditional tables and chairs, lounge chairs, love seats and sofas. It felt comfortable with unique art pieces covered the walls and filled niches.  The atmosphere was lovely, rustic and friendly.

Customer service was excellent, everyone was very friendly and helpful. I found the restaurant to be a little pricey for a family outing since there is no kids menu, so we ended up ordering adult meals for them. The only negative for me was that parking is a little hard to find as there is only street parking. 

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*TIP* Royal Cup Café also has a cool rewards card where you get free food and drinks after purchasing a certain number. I certainly filled my new card today.  I will return but I think maybe when I’m getting some “me” time in with a coffee or tea in hand and a good book. Is summer over yet?

Cielo Roth 
Cielo Roth Photography specializing in family, child and lifestyle photography.
Mom to M & H (AKA Assistants No. 1 and No. 2) and wife to Mr. Roth. 
Cielo is based in Long Beach, CA
www.cielorothphotography.com

48 thoughts on “The Royal Cup Cafe”

  1. It looks really lovely there and the food look amazing. I love restaurants that not only look great but has great food too.

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  2. The Royral Cup Cafe looks like a great little place to go! I definitely have to say that not having a kid’s menu would be a big downside for me. Of course, whatever my daughter wouldn’t eat, we could bring home for later.

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  3. Looks like a nice place to sit and have a nice cup of coffee and a nice lunch. I love Panini’s they are the perfect sandwich for lunch or dinner!

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  4. This place looks adorable! And now I want a good panini. I don’t even know where to get a good panini around here!

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  5. What a cheerful place to cool off and have a bite to eat together. The meal options look delicious, too!

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  6. That sandwich looks so good! Thanks for the review. Just reminded me that I have a ton of Restaurant.com certificates to use!

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  7. This looks like a really cool and fun place to hang out. It would be hard to choose from those menu options.

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  8. What a quaint little place! I love restaurants like that; so much better than huge, impersonal chains.

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  9. I love that atmosphere and the sandwich looked great. This wold be the kind of place that my girlfriends and I would like to go and hang out at.

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  10. I love a good panini. Maybe they’ll add a children’s menu? I don’t see many family friendly restaurants without one.

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  11. They look like they have some good food. I’d have to make that a regular stop if I lived there :)

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  12. How cool that there are couches too. I like to have the option of one, but still have the option of a table too (in case we need it). This looks like a nice place to eat/socialize.

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  13. Yummo! I’m always game for a really good sandwich and that one looks fantastic! It looks like a fun place to eat too! Really quaint!

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  15. Your pictures looks great! I’ve used Restaurant.com in the past and hopefully I can be a review crew member in the future too!

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  16. I LOVE places like this. It has that cozy feel that makes you never want to leave. I have a Restaurant.com gc in my email right now. Just waiting to find a gem to use it at!

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  17. wow they look super yummy!! Would LOVE to try that iced chocolate drink in that picture!!!! Makes my mouth water!

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  18. What a cute place – I love the glassware they use. Those pannini’s sound great and, using Restaurant.com, I’m sure it was more than reasonable!

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  19. This place looks like a really cute place to hang out (without kiddos.) A non-kids menu would also be a downside for me, as well, but it could be a treat for my family.

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  20. What a fun place! I love the different seating options so you can be nice and comfy and relaxed. It’s the little things that really make a place stand out!

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  21. The food sounds delicious but I really like all the decorations. Looks like a really sweet place to enjoy a meal.

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