Is Sherman Oaks "around" Tarzana? If so, Jinky's is about eight miles away, and the last I checked it was Zagat's highest-rated breakfast in the Valley -- a rating with which I strongly agree. Warning, though: it's VERY crowded on weekends.
14120 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
the little cafe
open until 3
it's right off of tampa, if you're doing 101N (or whatever direction that is...), exit tampa, make a left when exiting, make a left on sepulveda (i think, first large street), go down about 1 block, and it'll be on the right hand side.
incredible value for the quality of food, often draws large crowds. and it IS very little, but service is quite good. I make it a point to drop by this place when I go to Tarzana. I find it 29043902489023849023x better than The Pantry, and I work within a 5 minute walk of the Pantry!