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Aug 28, 2007 04:18 PM

New to Sherman Oaks - breakfast? delivery? hotspots?

I am moving to Sherman Oaks next week and I'm looking for the following:
1) great breakfast/brunch spots with great omelettes
2) any good restaurants with delivery
3) your favorite restaurants

I'm open to all Sherman Oaks, Encino, Van Nuys, Valley Village, Studio City and environs.
Also I'm vegetarian, so sushi and steak houses are not of interest.

Many thanks in advance for your help!!!

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  1. For breakfast, you can't go wrong with Jinky's Cafe on Stansbury & Ventura. Not sure about their omelettes, but they have killer Huevos Rancheros.

    As for delivery, I'm not sure what makes one place "good" over another, but some of the best pizza in LA is at D'Amores just west of Van Nuys Blvd. also on Ventura. Get the sicilian's expensive but amazing!

    And my favorites...Mr. Cecil's for ribs, The Great Greek for fun, and Cozy's for great music (though the food is little more than upscale bar grub).

    Jinky's Cafe
    14120 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

    D'Amores Pizza Connection
    14519 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91403

    Mr Cecil's California Ribs
    13625 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

    Great Greek Restaurant
    13362 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

    Cozy's Bar & Grill
    14058 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

    1. Carnival on Woodman and Moorpark (Lebanese)
      Cedar House on Fulton and Riverside (Lebanese)
      Tony's Mexican Grill on Magnolia and Coldwater
      Leonor's Mexican Vegetarian on Coldwater & Moorpark (also on on Magnolia and Laurel)
      Hugo's on Riverside and Coldwater for lots of vegetarian and organic options and great breakfasts
      Good luck and welcome to the 'hood.

      1. You will find a wealth of previously posted info if you bother to do a search.

        3 Replies
        1. re: Maxmillion

          Sorry... I DID search and it appears that the search function on this board is rather clunky. I was not able to come up with anywhere close the number of recommendations that this thread generated.

          Many thanks to all those who responded with suggestions! Looks like I have a lot of places to try! :)

          1. re: amapola

            Really? Bc a simple punch in of "sherman oaks" into the search space gets you 192 previous posts of varying degrees of specificity.

            I'm just sayin'...

        2. My favorite breakfast spot is Aroma Cafe on Tujunga in Studio City. Excellent breakfast and lunch and great ambiance, love the omelettes. They also have quite a few vegetarian options.

          I also like Jinky's as mentioned above. I had great pumpkin pecan pancakes there once.

          Aroma Cafe
          2530 Overland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90064

          1. Another breakfast rec--Nat's Early Bite on Burbank & Hazeltine. Great omelettes; excellent, homey breakfasts overall.

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              1. re: archer

                I agree as well about Nat's. They also have the best drip coffee.

                1. re: archer

                  My old stomping grounds!!

                  Robbie Macs for pizza by the slice. Happy Hour Specials. Cheap$

                  Gelson's - I lived off the salad bar and deli for years.Great for solo evenings. Grab a fresh chocolate croissant and latte in the morning too!

                  Humphrey's Yogurt (same plaza as Gelson's) Fresh and made on the spot. The frozen kind of course!

                  Clay Oven - Good Indian food.You have to try their Chai Tea.

                  Grandma's Thai (North Hollywood) Didn't like the Thai in Sherman Oaks.

                  Casa Vega - Good Margaritas and chile rellenos.

                  La Fogata Mexican - Cheap$. Good Chilaquiles for breakfast. I always went for breakfast becuase every other place was much too crowded.

                  Jinky's is good for breakfast. Their service isn't always the best though.

                  1. re: archer

                    you beat me to it - Nat's is great and - as posted above - so is Aroma on Tujunga in Studio City (it's dog friendly too if that matters to you)