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May 30, 2007 09:30 AM

Beverly Hills Sunday Breakfast: Advice Requested

I'm seeking somewhere for late breakfast / early lunch (noon-ish) on a Sunday in a couple weeks. I don't want anywhere with a long wait and don't want anything too fancy or expensive. It'd be nice if it was within walking distance of Beverly Hills shopping, etc. for a post-meal stroll around town. Also kid-friendly (9 yrs. old). From reading past threads, so far I'm considering Brighton Coffee Shop and The Farm. Anyone have any recent reports from either of those or comparable alternatives for me? Thanks!

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    1. Nate 'n Al's -- sometimes there can be a wait, but it depends on what time you show up.... On recent visits, I haven't had a problem.

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        1. re: hungrygirl106

          Nate 'nAl's wiill take a reservation for 6. Another option might be SNAKs at Saks Fifth Avenue. Good food, not terribly busy. Suspect they will take a reservation.

        2. Brighton coffee shop is closed on Sunday
          The Farm is great but a little pricey (not too bad) and there will be a wait most sunday's but it is very kid friendly
          What used to be johnny rocket's just turned into a dinner at corner of Beverly Drive and Little Santa Monica and looks reasonable, but mostly counter seating
          Nate and Al's classic deli but there will be a wait at that time
          Not within walking distance but Barefoot just East of Robertson on 3rd would also work

          1. Coupa Cafe is a new, sort-of-Venezuelan place on Canon--spacious, attractive, maybe a little expensive relative to portion size but quite good, with a varied menu including intersting stuff like arepas and these yummy grilled-corn pancakes called cachapas, as well as all sorts of sandwiches, salads, etc.. It has never been crowded when we've been there.

            Pain Quotidien on Little Santa Monica would be a safe bet.

            On a Saturday I'd suggest Mariposa at Neiman Marcus, but unfortunately, it's closed on Sundays. Barney Greengrass is great but would be crowded. Porta Via is good, probably crowded. Likewise Nate-n-Al's. Il Tramezzino is supposed to be open on Sundays, too, they have good Italian sandwiches and a few breakfast items.

            We've tried the Beverly Hills Diner (the former Johnny Rockets), thought it was just so-so. Didn't like jack-n-Jills (lousy service on 2 tries) but others feel otherwise, and it's certainly kid-friendly assuming you can get someone to wait on you in a timely fashion.

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            1. re: PayOrPlay

              I second Coupa Cafe. They have a nice shaded patio and I've never had to wait to be seated.

              Also Cafe Marly on Santa Monica Blvd. is never crowded and they have a decent breakfast.

              1. re: navystreet

                I really enjoy breakfast at Cafe Marly. It's one of those places I forget about, but when I go I think "why don't I come here more often?" The food is tasty, and the service has always been good, and I've never had to deal with a crowd there. But I'm not sure I'd call it especially kid's not kid unfriendly, but there's no kids menu or anything like that.

            2. We actually like Il Fornaio (I know, it's a chain) on N. Beverly Drive (at Dayton?) for Sunday breakfast. There's usually a wait, though I don't know exactly how long because we tend to snag seats at the counter rather than wait for a table. I really like their sausage. Sometimes they're a bit funky about when they're serving certain menu items, so check to be sure when breakfast/brunch ends if you don't want to end up with only lunch items.