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Sep 7, 2007 02:40 PM

Favorite breakfast spots?

I hope I am the only one in town that can't find an original, kick ass breakfast. San Diego has them, SF plenty, but LA is rampant with the same menu over and over in a different neighborhood. Help me out Hounds-Make me a believer!

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  1. When it comes to breakfast, I'm usually fine with the same menu over and over as long as it's done well.

    But if you're talking about *original* breakfasts, you definitely need to check out Square One (savory) or Doughboy's (sweet). These places have breakfast menus of the type you're unlikely to see just about anywhere else on the planet.

    Square One Dining
    4854 Fountain Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90029

    Doughboys Bakery
    1156 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038

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    1. re: nick_r

      Nat's Early Bite in Van Nuys does breakfast well! Homemade jams, marmalade, salsas and fresh fruit on the waffles. Cucumber Boy and I have made Nat's 'our place' for breakfast!

    2. You MUST try the Gaffey Street Cafe in San Pedro! Just take the 110 South until it ends in San Pedro and turn left. The cafe is on the right. The food is all homemade and the prices are great with very generous portions.

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      1. re: Gingerleen

        Preface: F-the pantry

        The Little Cafe in Tarzana
        Cheesecake Factory Sunday brunch, steak n eggs ONLY

        1. re: Gingerleen

          Yes, Gaffey Street Diner is fantastic for breakfast. Especially like the biscuits & gravy and pancakes there

          1. re: Ernie

            I would stay away from the Country Fried Steak, tho. Next time I am in the area, I think I will try the Eggs Benedict.

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          1. Inn of The Seventh Ray's brunch buffet
            John O Groats
            Square One
            Aroma Cafe in Encino
            Sunday Brunch at the Universal Hilton
            Congee from san gabriel

            1. Here are some Valley picks - I can't drag myself over the hill that early on a weekend morning:

              Jumping Java in Studio City - great unique omelettes and pancakes larger than your head.
              Aroma on Tujunga in Studio City - nice garden atmosphere, hearty breakfasts with really fresh fruit.
              Caioti Pizza - surprisingly they have a decent spread for an Italian restaurant, and substitute complimentary mini cinnamon rolls for their signature nighttime garlic rolls.

              And actually, one 3rd street recommendation: The Little Next Door. They have a lovely selection of warm quiches and pastries, along with lavender and herbal infused champagne as an alternative to mimosas.