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Philippe's for Breakfast

SIMIHOUND Apr 21, 2007 03:11 PM

I was just watching a rerun of Huell Howser's visit to Phillipes and had no idea that they served breakfast. I guess I should pay attention to the menu. The food looks great. Anyone been there for breakfast? What do you think?

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  1. tony michaels RE: SIMIHOUND Apr 21, 2007 04:06 PM

    Someone on the board mentioned that they thought their corn beef hash was great.


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      B Minus RE: tony michaels Apr 21, 2007 08:55 PM

      I'd skip the hash, unless you like it straight from the can. The Ham and Eggs is stelar. I'd also recommend a side of gravy for your biscuit. Oh, and don't forget to add some salsa to your potatoes. Mmmmmmm...

    2. SilverlakeGirl RE: SIMIHOUND Apr 21, 2007 05:02 PM

      Yes, many, many times as I live in Silverlake ... a quick jump to Philippes!

      My favorite is eggs and bacon and the renowned 10 cent cup of coffee. I buy the Sunday LA Times at the news counter first and spread out all over part of a table. It is a favorite Saturday or Sunday morning indulgence.

      One thing I just discovered, but not tried, is a breakfast sandwich at Philippes. Someone else was ordering it but it looked great and gluttonous .... a French roll with eggs and a huge thick slice of ham.

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        gizmochee RE: SilverlakeGirl Apr 21, 2007 08:26 PM

        They make the best cinnamon roll for $1.25 but they sell out really fast in the mornings. I also love their breakfast special for $6 with eggs, bacon or sausage, and french toast or pancakes.

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          Chowpatty RE: gizmochee Apr 21, 2007 08:44 PM

          The only problem is that they stop serving breakfast pretty early -- I think promptly at 10:30, or maybe even 10. But it's a pretty good deal for early risers.

      2. ipsedixit RE: SIMIHOUND Apr 21, 2007 08:57 PM

        The best part of breakfast at Philippe's isn't the food, it's the company.

        Get there early enough and the regulars that occupy the tables on the first floor will regale you with (tall?) tales of the history of classic L.A....

        1. ozzygee RE: SIMIHOUND Apr 21, 2007 11:22 PM

          Whenever I have jury duty, I always have breakfast at Phillipes. Like three 10 cent coffees and 2 cake donuts. (Those cake donuts are amazing.)

          1. SilverlakeGirl RE: SIMIHOUND Apr 21, 2007 11:40 PM

            Oh ... they have biscuits!

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              TomSwift RE: SIMIHOUND Apr 22, 2007 12:30 AM

              In my experience their ham steak is far superior to that of The Pantry, which to my taste is watery and mealy and look and smells lots better than it can deliver. It's been a roll of the dice recently whether my eggs "up & easy" will actually be that way when they arrive at the table or not. The Pantry's fried potatoes reign supreme, IMO, but only if ordered "well done".

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                mc michael RE: TomSwift Apr 22, 2007 08:01 AM

                Really it's the potatoes and sourdough toast that make b'fast at the Pantry.

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                  TomSwift RE: mc michael Apr 22, 2007 09:52 AM

                  You certainly nailed that.

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                broncosaurus RE: SIMIHOUND Apr 22, 2007 09:52 AM

                Is it crowded? If so, is it worse on weekends or weekdays? This would be the only issue keeping me from trying Ps for breakfast.

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                  Sleepyquan RE: broncosaurus Apr 23, 2007 12:57 PM

                  I love the doughnuts! (My fave is the cinnamon/sugar) If you get there early enough, they're pretty fresh. That and the 10 cent coffee are great for a quick small breakfast.

                2. notmartha RE: SIMIHOUND Apr 23, 2007 01:36 PM

                  Had been, a couple of times, though not recently.

                  I think they are OK - rather go to a chain like coco's for breakfast. I think one time I went late enough that I was able to order some breakfast stuff, turn around after eating that and ordered a sandwich to go. Think I'll rather have the lamb sandwich for breakfast than all the eggs/hash/bacon they serve.

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