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favorite brunch places in studio city and environs?

divakat Jun 24, 2006 07:34 AM

Hi Hounds --
Hugos, Jinky's I know.
Don't like Marmalade...
Brunch/lunch...for tomorrow (Saturday).
Need inspiration...

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  1. Muhlyssa RE: divakat Jun 24, 2006 01:43 PM

    How about Nat's Early Bite (Burbank at Hazeltine)? They have a great matzo brie with salami and onions. It's not a fancy place, but great breakfasts.

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    1. re: Muhlyssa
      Das Ubergeek RE: Muhlyssa Jun 24, 2006 01:52 PM

      ...matzo brei... with SALAMI? My mind boggles. I may have to go just to see matzo brei served with pork.

      I like Vivian's Millennium Cafe (Ventura just east of Vineland) myself, though it gets crowded... and if you can make it out to Tarzana, Aroma Cafe (no relation to the Silverlake or Studio City ones) has a lot of really interesting choices. Just be prepared for the dominant language to be Hebrew, not English or Spanish.

      1. re: Das Ubergeek
        lad1818 RE: Das Ubergeek Jun 24, 2006 04:49 PM

        I would guess matzo brei would be made with Hebrew National salami, all beef. But I've never had it at Nat's, so it's just a guess. Actually I've never had matzo brei with salami, just salami and eggs. But I digress....

        I am a big fan of Jumpin' Java. I always like the food. I also like Ned's on Magnolia, which is a little edgier, but sometimes I'm in the mood for that.

        1. re: lad1818
          wendi RE: lad1818 Jun 24, 2006 11:40 PM

          Ooh, yeah, I second Jumpin' Java. Haven't been in a while, but their banana chocolate chip pancake is sublime! It not only fills up the plate, but I think they carmelize the banana slices before putting them into the pancake batter... YUM!

      2. re: Muhlyssa
        maybelle RE: Muhlyssa Jun 24, 2006 10:46 PM

        Love Nat's Early Bite - tried it for the first time a few weeks ago. It can get crowded though, so go early. It looks like a greasy spoon kind of place, but it was surprisingly good.

        Other places I've gone lately:
        - Four N 20 on Van Nuys and Burbank. Good muffins.
        - Le Pain Quontidien on Ventura near Coldwater. I like their quiche, but the coffee is terrible

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        carter RE: divakat Jun 24, 2006 05:16 PM

        Just go to Stanley's, sit on the patio in back, and have a good time.

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        1. re: carter
          Muhlyssa RE: carter Jun 25, 2006 03:51 AM

          Personally, I think Stanley breakfast food menu is weak but their lunch selections nice, especially the salads. However, I agree that if you do go, insist on sitting on the patio, and wait if necessary.

          Not sure if anyone has been, but Caioti Pizza Cafe serves breakfast on Saturdays and Sundays. I haven't been but the selections look good.
          http://www.caiotipizzacafe.com/menu.html scroll down for the breakfast/brunch selections

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          Theo RE: divakat Jun 24, 2006 05:46 PM

          We love Aroma on Tujunga, just south of Moorpark (across the street from the infamous Vitello's). The Eggs Aroma on the spinach knish sort of thing is great. Very relaxed neighborhood hang - highly recommend it.

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