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Dec 4, 2006 08:44 PM

Good Breakfast in Los Feliz/Silverlake?

Any suggestions?

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  1. Easy - Square One Dining on Fountain. Try the cheese and bacon grits, or the citrus caramel French toast, or the eggs benedict with smoked salmon, or just bacon, eggs and fruit salad - simple and wonderful.

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      1. re: Chowpatty

        I'm with you. I eat there almost every Saturday.

      2. 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...")
        Coffee Table
        the place ("Good"?) that replaced the Crest Coffeeshop (haven't actually talked to anyone who's eaten there since the transition)
        Bright Spot
        Mme Matisse

        of course, some of us had great expectations for Franklin HIlls Cafe (in 2005!)

        r gould-saltman

        1. Of the above, I'd go with Madame Matisse and Millie's, not on your list. On weekends, there's brunch at Dusty's, the Edendale Grill and Netty's. There's also Alcove, Mustard Seed, and Home on Hillhurst, but I can't speak for them.

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          1. re: Chowpatty

            The sunrise breakfast sandwich at Mustard Seed is one of my top-5, if not top-3 breakfasts that I can recall.

            1. re: Jack Flash

              Saw Suzanne Goin (Luques,AOC) eating lunch there today-couldn't see what she was eating.

              1. re: alison

                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.

          2. Well,

            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...

            r gould-saltman

            1. 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.

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              1. re: Clare K

                Look for Blair's' expansion to the corner for breakfast and lunch some time in early January, even though it looks ready to go right now. Would hope it would be sooner than that, though.