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Breakfast restaurant in West San Fernando Valley

prainer Sep 22, 2007 08:26 AM

I have lived in the West Valley for almost 20 yrs now and have yet to find a really decent restaurant for breakfast - Bobby's on Ventura at Fallbrook is good but is a dive - More Than Waffles is ok as is the brunch at Villa Piacere - please dont recommend Marmalade in Calabasas or Jerry's on Ventura at Topanga - I am looking for a place like Cora's Coffee Shop or Blueberry - both in Santa Monica - casual restaurants with good food. Any other choices????

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  1. Servorg RE: prainer Sep 22, 2007 08:28 AM

    Have you ever tried Nat's Early Bite in Van Nuys? Pretty great little coffee shop.

    Nat's Early Bite
    14115 Burbank Blvd
    Van Nuys, CA 91401
    (818) 781-3040

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      prainer RE: Servorg Sep 22, 2007 08:52 AM

      Will check it out, thanks

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        Diana RE: Servorg Sep 22, 2007 12:21 PM

        Van Nuys is East Valley

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        thedabbler RE: prainer Sep 22, 2007 09:17 AM

        you could try CCs on Ventura Blvd/Wilbur in Tarzana. Or the Farm at the Topanga Mall.

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          Servorg RE: thedabbler Sep 22, 2007 09:19 AM

          CiCi's Cafe
          18912 Ventura Blvd
          Tarzana, CA 91356
          (818) 881-6704

          1. re: thedabbler
            prainer RE: thedabbler Sep 22, 2007 09:20 AM

            CiCi's sucks!
            The Farm is a good idea. I have only had lunch/dinner there.

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              jencounter RE: prainer Sep 22, 2007 09:56 AM

              I've posted about CiCi's before...I really wanted so badly to like it, but every time it missed the mark. By a mile. They do make a decent florentine benedict, though.

              I wish we had a Rose Cafe type place out here - hands down my fave breakfast joint, but not really worth the drive just for breakfast.

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                prainer RE: jencounter Sep 22, 2007 07:00 PM

                Had a great breakfast/brunch at Amandine on Wilshire just West of Bundy today - fabulous croissants, omelets and quiche - and an exellent cup of coffee - totally casual with a citron tart to go! These are the lengths I go to for a great breakfast.... from the West Valley to the Westside.

          2. Emme RE: prainer Sep 22, 2007 07:15 PM

            Some ideas...

            The Baker on Ventura near Topanga.

            Coral Tree Cafe has great chocolate chip pancakes.

            Brent's is an obvious rec in Northridge, but a wait... though Blueberry used to be a wait as well.

            Sona's in Encino

            Little Cafe in Tarzana

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