breakfast places in LA

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2003/11/11 17:02:24 (permalink)

breakfast places in LA

I realize that LA is a huge sprawl of a city but I would like to hear some recommendations on excellent brunch/breakfast places.
I have already checked out Toast which is on 3rd Street and really liked it.
Would like to hear what others think about starting the day off right with a great breakfast in Los Angeles.

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    RedPatti
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    RE: breakfast places in LA 2003/11/11 18:19:06 (permalink)
    Toast is a wonderful restaurant just blocks from my office. They even have birthday cake. Big yellow cake with birthday frosting. Great for that surprise revelation by your dining companion that "today" is their birthday.

    Sagebrush Cantina in Calabasas has the most fabulous Sunday Brunch with great hot links, bbq, baron of beef, ham and seafood and on and on.

    Enjoy all the flavorful places Los Angeles and its surrounding neighborhoods have to offer.
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    EliseT
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    RE: breakfast places in LA 2003/11/12 05:20:53 (permalink)
    John O'Groats on Pico in West Los Angeles

    Dinah's on Centinela, also in West LA, for giant apple pancakes

    Belle Epoque on Hillhurst in Los Feliz for wonderful homemade bread and chicken sausages, and a perfectly done Eggs Benedict.

    The Queen Mary in Long Beach has the best Sunday brunch ever.

    In the South Bay, the Second Street Cafe (guess where?) and the Backburner cafe (Hermosa Ave near Pier Ave) have outstanding pancakes and egg dishes.

    I'm still searching for anything memorable in my new hometown of Burbank
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    RE: breakfast places in LA 2003/11/12 06:57:41 (permalink)
    Don't forget Beverly Hills' top-notch Jewish deli, Nate 'n' Al's on North Beverly Drive! An excellent breakfast stop featuring scrumptious blintzes !!
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    RE: breakfast places in LA 2003/11/12 09:31:50 (permalink)
    The Original Pantry is another place to think about. Make sure to order the sourdough toast -- It's grilled in bacon fat.
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    RE: breakfast places in LA 2003/11/12 15:23:42 (permalink)
    My favorites are:
    Snug Harbor, on Wilshire, close to Santa Monica, maybe in SM (not sure exactly, but i am sure it's on Wilshire) Try the fried meat loaf and eggs.

    Ocean Diner, Aviation a block off of PCH. Great alternative stuff like brocolli omelettes and sides like brown rice. Combination of health food and other stuff, great atmosphere.

    Joe's Diner, PCH and Carnelian, redodndo Beach. I like the John Wayne, a great ranchero sauce over this dish. Good bisquits and gravy too.

    I always thought they served good food with variety for breeakfast at Jerry's deli, numerous locations and Cantors, Isn't that on Fairfax up near Melrose?

    Makes me want to be there for breakfast today!!! It's snowing like crazy and a cold north wind is blowing here in Minnesota.
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    RE: breakfast places in LA 2003/11/12 15:48:27 (permalink)
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    Joe's Diner, PCH and Carnelian, redodndo Beach. I like the John Wayne, a great ranchero sauce over this dish. Good bisquits and gravy too.



    Joe's (Eat at Joe's!) has great biscuits and gravy and chicken fried steaks. The communal dining tables are an experience. It is a great breakfast place.
    My other favorite breakfast place near there is the Ragin' Cajun, on Pier Ave. in Hermosa Beach. Nothing like good strong coffee, fresh beignets out of the fryer and a crawfish etoufee omlette to start the day.
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    RE: breakfast places in LA 2003/11/12 17:01:34 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by clothier

    quote:
    Originally posted by spadoman

    My favorites are:


    Makes me want to be there for breakfast today!!! It's snowing like crazy and a cold north wind is blowing here in Minnesota.


    How much do you have on the ground? My folks in Petosky have 6 inches so far today, and are supposed to get somewhere between another 10 or 12.


    Geez, none yet where I am, a lot up North inland of Lake Superior.
    Petosky??!! I got friends from up that way in Traverse City and Petosky. But it's time for me to head South. leaving for New Mexico next Sunday. Be back by Christmas for some Ice fishing and snowshoeing.
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    RE: breakfast places in LA 2003/11/25 23:45:18 (permalink)
    The ORIGINAL PANCAKE HOUSE in Redondo beach, Pacific Coast Hiway and Palos Verdes. The greatest pancakes in the world. They are out of Oregon, I believe, and everything is dreamy top notch. fINEST BUTTER, YEASTY PANCAKES WITH THE "GERMAN aPPLE" THE BEST. oVEN PUFFED. And bacon is THICK and well done. (Where's the cap-lock)
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    RE: breakfast places in LA 2003/11/26 04:02:57 (permalink)
    quote:
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    quote:
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    Joe's Diner, PCH and Carnelian, redodndo Beach. I like the John Wayne, a great ranchero sauce over this dish. Good bisquits and gravy too.



    Joe's (Eat at Joe's!) has great biscuits and gravy and chicken fried steaks. The communal dining tables are an experience. It is a great breakfast place.
    My other favorite breakfast place near there is the Ragin' Cajun, on Pier Ave. in Hermosa Beach. Nothing like good strong coffee, fresh beignets out of the fryer and a crawfish etoufee omlette to start the day.



    I didn't know they did breakfast at Ragin' Cajun! Cool!

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    RE: breakfast places in LA 2003/11/26 09:48:44 (permalink)
    What is the name of the chicken and waffle place. I ate there and it was great

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    RE: breakfast places in LA 2003/11/26 23:10:32 (permalink)
    Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles. There are several locations I think. Try the one on Gower just north of Hollywood Blvd.
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    RE: breakfast places in LA 2003/11/27 20:19:34 (permalink)
    ROSCOE'S Chicken and Waffles!
    The greatest. Huell Howser did an entire "California's Gold" show on Roscoes alone!
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    RE: breakfast places in LA 2003/11/28 11:05:16 (permalink)
    Question: is Duke's still open? Haven't been to LA in over 10 years, but I used to love the Hangtown Fry.
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    RE: breakfast places in LA 2005/09/05 22:22:39 (permalink)
    Another vote for Joe's on PCH..Also does anyone know if Unky Roy's is still in business?..What about The Plush Horse Inn for bangers and eggs? The Wooden Shoe on PCH in Riviera Village?...Also in the Village was Nancy's Food Cellar. And who can forget "The Kettle" in Manhatten Beach...absolutley the WORST coffee, but the Ouefs Pain Perdu made up for it!!!!!
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    RE: breakfast places in LA 2005/09/06 03:07:21 (permalink)
    quote:
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    Another vote for Joe's on PCH..Also does anyone know if Unky Roy's is still in business?..What about The Plush Horse Inn for bangers and eggs? The Wooden Shoe on PCH in Riviera Village?...Also in the Village was Nancy's Food Cellar. And who can forget "The Kettle" in Manhatten Beach...absolutley the WORST coffee, but the Ouefs Pain Perdu made up for it!!!!!
    Mike


    Unky Roys unfortunately closed down a few years ago. The Plush Horse Inn is long gone, and I'm not sure the Wooden Shoe is still open either. At least the kettle is still there.

    Now the best places in the South Bay are the 2nd Street cafe, on 2nd and the Strand, and the Backburner Cafe in Hermosa.
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    RE: breakfast places in LA 2005/09/06 08:19:15 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by EliseT

    quote:
    Originally posted by NAAMikey

    Another vote for Joe's on PCH..Also does anyone know if Unky Roy's is still in business?..What about The Plush Horse Inn for bangers and eggs? The Wooden Shoe on PCH in Riviera Village?...Also in the Village was Nancy's Food Cellar. And who can forget "The Kettle" in Manhatten Beach...absolutley the WORST coffee, but the Ouefs Pain Perdu made up for it!!!!!
    Mike


    Unky Roys unfortunately closed down a few years ago. The Plush Horse Inn is long gone, and I'm not sure the Wooden Shoe is still open either. At least the kettle is still there.

    Now the best places in the South Bay are the 2nd Street cafe, on 2nd and the Strand, and the Backburner Cafe in Hermosa.



    Add the Backburner Cafe to the casualty list - as of about April this year, it's a second Joe's location. I'll miss their steel-cut oatmeal, and their chili-cheese omelettes.

    My favorite South Bay breakfasts:

    1. Ocean Diner, Aviation, a few blocks from PCH. On-premises baking. http://www.oceandiner.com/

    2. Good Stuff, especially the one on the Hermosa Strand. http://www.eatgoodstuff.com/

    3. Yeah, Joe's, definitely! The John Wayne Special. Carnelian and PCH.

    4. The Beach Hut. Hermosa Ave, just north of Pier. You haven't lived until you've had Spam and eggs, Hawaiian style.

    5. Martha's 22nd St Grill, on, I think, 22nd St, Hermosa (last block before the sand). Many cool variations on eggs benny, fresh-squeezed OJ, lotta outside seating. The most yuppie scene of this list, though.... http://www.foodnow.tv/marthas.html

    6. CJ's Pantry, Catalina, Redondo Beach. http://www.foodnow.tv/cjs.html

    What's wonderful about most of the beach places is the abundance of healthy options - egg whites scrambled with veggies, turkey, even pasta; brown rice; fish, etc. The options are available, but not in your face. A good way to repent for yesterday's John Wayne Special....

    And...a bit inland (just a few miles, though, tops), the Country Touch Cafe, on 190th in Torrance, near the Mobil refinery. Wonderful service, atmosphere, and food. Qualifies as roadfood more than these others, by virtue of its distance from the beach. Almost always a line of locals for weekend breakfast. Try the eggs and Portuguese sausage, with rice. Wonderful apple dumplings.

    -SWOG

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