Good Breakfast in Los Feliz/Silverlake?
Well, Square One, while it has fans, also has critics
(rE: service, hopefully fixed;
parking, probably unfixable, and
late opening time; not yet fixed)
and we're still struggling for good breakfast places: ALL the following get mixed reviews, at best, it seems:
Eatwell (sez my associate, of the Sunset location: "Not bad if you don't mind eating with lots of meth-heads...")
the place ("Good"?) that replaced the Crest Coffeeshop (haven't actually talked to anyone who's eaten there since the transition)
of course, some of us had great expectations for Franklin HIlls Cafe (in 2005!)
mustard seed is one of my favorite breakfast options - partly because it's a two block walk for me. i usually get some egg dish with fruit and rosemary toast... they have excellent coffee as well. edendale is hit or miss for breakfast (nice french toast) and i usually avoid the food at alcove (except their desserts!)
i've heard a lot of great things about dusty's and cha cha cha but haven't tried them.
los feliz cafe is one of my favorites - it's small but simple and made with love.
I can never get into Millie's (SO 80's nostalgia!; it's never been the same since they scored that Los Angeles Magazine review....) when I want to, and they still didn't have air conditioning the last time I went. . .
I don't believe in brunch, so I'm impaired in that regard;
Home, unless their service is WAY different for breakfast than it is for dinner is almost inconceivable to me for breakfast (FAST is good for breakfast);
PoetKiddy had some pretty unhappy things to say about Mustard Seed (I believe the word "nasty" figured in her review) (though she was reviewing lunch);
Dusty's and Alcove strike me both as overpriced and pretentious;
This leaves me with the Rodeo Grill, which ain't bad, and at least fast and inexpensive...
I really prefer the Eagle Rock Coffee Table to the one in Silverlake - better service, more options (SL one has no fries whereas the ER one does).
Also Edendale Grill - a bit pricey, but excellent brunches.
A waitress at Blair's told me two weeks ago that they will be starting breakfast and lunch service "soon" - not sure if that's happened yet.
Millie's is good for stick-to-your-ribs fatty breakfast foods.