Westside Breakfast: 3 Square Café + Bakery?
My father will be making a stopover in L.A. on an international flight. We will have enough time (about 2.5 hours) to take him to breakfast/brunch. We initially picked Joe's Restaurant, but then found out that it only opens at 11 am for weekend brunch (too late for him to make it back to LAX for his connecting flight). I remember seeing a new restaurant on Abbot Kinney called 3 Square Café + Bakery. Would this be a good breakfast option? We are looking for something casual, but not necessarily a diner. I love pancakes and all kinds of pastries. I am sure my dad will want to have a mimosa. Otherwise, we are pretty open... I have also heard good things about S&W in Culver City. What do you think?
3 Square might work for you, the apple pancake is excellent and he could probably get a mimosa there. Normally, I would suggest Pacific Dining Car in Santa Monica but that might be a bit tight on his schedule. Dinah's is close to the airport and has pretty good pancakes, especially the huge oven baked ones (apple, banana-walnut and German). Uncle Bill's in Manhattan Beach is even better but is a bit farther away and often has long lines.
Jer-Ne at the Ritz would be a really nice option and mimosa definitely accommodating
26 Beach is a bit more casual as is James' Beach
Cafe del Rey if it's a Sunday they open at 1030 am
Rose Cafe opens at 8 am
Tried 3 Square this weekend and the food is very good! The only potential issue is they don't take reservations; you sign a book and wait for a table to open up...