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Good Breakfast in Beverly Hills...not at a hotel and not $40????

cimero Jan 24, 2007 04:40 PM


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    sarcasmsk Oct 7, 2009 05:08 PM

    Cabbage Patch = Brunch
    Urth Caffe for every other day

    Both on S. Beverly Dr.

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      DrArnyJames Sep 30, 2009 12:12 AM

      Judis on wilshire have good breakfast, made on the spot. This is a tiny spot on wilshire and la - cienega, I stop there on my way to cedars.
      They started a $5 breakfast recently, with it you can feed 6-8 people for $40 :)
      Their coffee is splendid - it is dark and has a kick, unlike others that blend it with water or god knows what.

      Judi's Deli
      8484 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211

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        steelena Jun 25, 2007 05:55 PM

        Beverliz Cafe
        308 S Beverly Dr
        Beverly Hills, CA 90212
        (310) 201-0012

        The Big Breakfast or Two Eggs Any style.
        Good coffee
        Nice outdoor sitting area.

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          New Trial Jun 17, 2007 06:17 PM

          Coupa Cafe on Canon or Barney Greengrass in Barneys are two more good options.

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            Mother Hubbard Jun 17, 2007 02:39 PM

            8539 W. Sunset Blvd.
            Great breakfasts. Is this too far-it's West Hollywood. They have two others, one in SM and one in Studio City
            Duke's also on Sunset at San Vicente.

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              navystreet Jun 17, 2007 01:29 PM

              Cafe Marly on Little Santa Monica Blvd. @ Roxbury has good breakfast and very reasonably priced. Portions are generous.

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                normalheightsfoodie Feb 1, 2007 09:38 AM

                NATE AND AL's is the greatest. It has great smoked fish selections.

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                  slinky Jan 30, 2007 11:17 AM

                  Walters is open only on Saturdays: Great bakery (shnecken, pecan rolls,etc.), great prices, waffles sometimes taste of baking powder/soda, bad coffee.
                  The Farm: reasonably good consistent food, maybe a little pricey.
                  Porta Via
                  Across the street from Porta Via is a south american restaurant (name escapes me: Insomnia or something like that)
                  Jack & Jill: ugh
                  Urth cafe: Good "poached" (more like baked) eggs, good fruit salad, great coffee.
                  Il Fornaio: great bread, great coffee, service unpredictable
                  Le Pain Q: kinda pricey, service unpredictable, doesn't warm up their croissants (cold pain au chocolat, ugh)
                  If you venture a little eastwards: IHOP: great value, the best fluffiest pancakes, they even do crepes. Doughboys: very original, great savory breakfasts, good vibe (go early). Bread bar: ugh. Service unpredictable, pricey for bread, savory stuff mediocre. Clafoutis: great croissants (they will even warm them for you, not in the microwave, so that they are crispy on the outside, and the chocolate oozes from the inside), good savory things (omlets include potato au gratin).
                  Clementine's is open only on Saturdays.
                  John O'Groats: the best biscuits (go early)

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                    WineTravel Jan 30, 2007 09:11 AM

                    take a short ride to Campanile. its worth it and its the best time to go there (vs. dinner).

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                      ddyouandme Jan 29, 2007 10:56 PM

                      definitely le pain quotidien on burton (or is it little Santa Monica there, i get so confused?). anyway, great affordable eats if you don't mind communal tables.

                      i've also enjoyed le conversation on doheny and santa monica, but i haven't been there in years. i assume it's still there.

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                        sherpa50 Jan 29, 2007 09:02 PM

                        Is that the same Walter's that used to be on Beverly (or was it Camden)? A nice little coffee shop that also had a pretty good bakery (loved the pecan rolls). If so, I am thrilled to hear they relocated - I used to go there quite often, & thought they were gone for good.

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                          Capybara Feb 1, 2007 09:33 AM

                          Yes. Walter's is now inside the building on the corner of Wilshire and Camden, entrance on Camden (building also has the agency Endeavor, a Countrywide office, a sport's club, and the restaurant Oliver, though Oliver has a separate entrance.) Roughly across the street from Mr. Chow's. You have to walk back through the lobby and back to the right to get to Walter's; it isn't visible from the street or when you first enter the building.

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                          chowchow12345678 Jan 29, 2007 07:31 PM

                          Kate Mantilini is at the edge of Beverly Hills on Wilshire Blvd. and has my favorite pancakes! They're really thin, almost like crepes, moist and the portions are big! Not cheap, around $12, but great flavor!!

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                            glutton Jan 29, 2007 09:35 AM

                            Is Clementine open for breakfast?

                            BreadBar (on Third, across from Cedars) is open for breakfast and it's very good.

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                              nancyxo Jan 29, 2007 10:44 PM

                              their website says sat. 8am-5pm. closed sundays.

                            2. truefoodie Jan 29, 2007 09:24 AM

                              What about the Newsroom?? (on Roberston near The Ivy)...
                              "The menu has something for everyone including a magnificent selection of breakfast dishes that are served all day. Try the corn blueberry waffles or organic oatmeal. For a tasty treat there are muffins and scones galore as well as traditional pancakes and egg dishes."
                              Also great fresh juices and smoothies.

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                                gottasay Jul 30, 2007 12:00 PM

                                Newsroom is good too for the organic-centric.

                              2. lvgoodfood Jan 24, 2007 09:16 PM

                                I like breakfast/brunch at il fornaio in Beverly Hills, great bread, small but nice variety of breakfast dishes. Reasonable prices. Only problem is that they can be very inconsistent, and the service is not always good. Anyway I continue to go there, I like their eggs benedict with spinach. If I can not make it to the pantry in downtonw L.A, my choice is il fornaio.

                                1. SauceSupreme Jan 24, 2007 08:22 PM

                                  Since San Vicente is the magic border between Beverly Hills and Mid-Wilshire, I'll offer Breadbar. If you feel like crossing the divide, you open yourself up to Toast, BLD, Doughboys, French Crepe in the Farmer's Market, Dupars, etc etc

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                                    arkestra Jan 24, 2007 06:47 PM

                                    urth caffe on beverly dr., north of olympic, is pretty good for breakfast.


                                    a little outside of beverly hills -- breadbar (on 3rd, across from cedars-sinai



                                    in the same neighborhood -- newsroom (120 N Robertson Blvd, between Alden Drive and Beverly Boulevard)

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                                      chowmominLA Jan 24, 2007 06:55 PM

                                      Urth has just about the best quiche I've ever had.

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                                        igj Jan 30, 2007 09:09 AM

                                        I also like Urth for breakfast - and it won't hit $40...but it is an order at the counter, take a number and have food delivered to your table sort of place. Not table service, so if that is the OP's goal, then Urth is a bust.

                                        But good coffee, good egg sandwich and I like the poached egg plate which comes topped with a nutty cheese, a good baguette and some tomato (not tomato season, so I wouldn't expect much in that department right now).

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                                          Fresser Jun 17, 2007 11:09 AM

                                          If you love Quiche, you have to try Le Pain Quotidien's. Be warned it's rich, but boy is it yummy.

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                                          gottasay Jul 30, 2007 11:57 AM

                                          Definitely Urth. Great for breakfast or lunch.

                                        3. purplescout Jan 24, 2007 06:36 PM

                                          Not quite Beverly Hills, but I'd suggest John O'Groats (Pico between Beverly Glen and Overland). Great biscuits, authentic Irish oatmeal, and all the breakfast classics.

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                                            chowmominLA Jan 24, 2007 06:11 PM

                                            I love Doughboy's on 3rd and (about) Crescent Heights.

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                                              emilymm Jan 24, 2007 06:03 PM

                                              Not quite Beverly Hills but very close to it in the fairfax district is BLD or Quality.

                                              1. Bob Brooks Jan 24, 2007 05:57 PM

                                                I recommend Porta Via for the best breakfast in town. Great blueberry pancakes and all the other obvious stuff. Nice atmosphere and other interesting options. Another choice would be Le Pain Quotidienne, for a less conventional meal that is more in the European mode.

                                                Although I like the coffee at Il Fornaio, I think they are very uneven for breakfast (think potatoes that are either raw or burnt, bacon that is always burnt, and poached eggs that taste like vinegar).

                                                If you're happy enough with a standard coffee shop environment, consider Walter's, which is located in an office building on Camden, or Brighton Coffee Shop, in that order.

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                                                  Junoesq Jan 24, 2007 05:41 PM

                                                  Nate and All's is OK, but it can be a mad house. If you have a car drive down Pico to John O'Groats past Rancho Park golf course - great biscuits, pancakes, steel cut oats. 10516 W Pico Blvd At Patricia Ave Phone: 310-204-0692

                                                  There used to be a great old timey coffee shop on Brighton Way, Brighton Coffee Shop, but I am not sure if it is open weekends. Great meatloaf sandwich.

                                                  Otherwise, I like breakfast at Il Fornaio.

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                                                  1. re: Junoesq
                                                    Capybara Jan 29, 2007 02:06 PM

                                                    The Brighton Coffeeshop is still there, and it serves decent coffee shop fare, which, in the midst of Beverly Hills, can seem like a fine thing.

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                                                      westsidegal Jun 17, 2007 02:03 PM

                                                      on a weekends, the wait to get a table at john o'groats can be well over a half hour.
                                                      also, on weekends, the service there is VERY slow and can be VERY disorganized.

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                                                        Diana Jul 30, 2007 12:07 PM

                                                        I go on weekends. Before 9 isn't too bad on a Saturday. Heck, I go at 7:30!

                                                        Had little problem with the service.

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                                                      Newkie Jan 24, 2007 04:58 PM

                                                      Jack & Jill on Beverly.

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                                                        MeowMixx Jan 24, 2007 04:59 PM

                                                        second Jack n Jill's

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                                                          Pei Jan 24, 2007 05:06 PM

                                                          third Jack n' Jill's.

                                                      2. tony michaels Jan 24, 2007 04:45 PM

                                                        Nate and Al Deli:


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                                                          Josh Jan 29, 2007 09:36 AM

                                                          Second Nate and Al.

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