In search of a few good BREAKFAST JOINTS in the Valley...
- Dee Aug 29, 2001 12:04 PM
I'd appreciate a few solid recommendations for great coffee shops in the East Valley. The food at Jinky's isn't bad at all, but the wait is long and the service can be nonexistent. Haven't been to Nat's Early Bite, so I can't say if it will do the trick, but I'm tired of the franchise delis and Dupar's as options...Since moving to the Valley, I've continually been in search of great coffee, good breakfast meny, snappy service, and that hole in the wall, grunge atmosphere that suits my morning mood....Any ideas out there?
re: Jennifer W.
I recommend this place strongly. It's family run; the "old man," who used to come in at some God-awful hour in the morning and make the pies died a while back, but it's still terrific. Huell Howser found it and recommends the pancakes, missing the pies (a rotating variety, I'm still salivating over the pear pie) entirely. Real down-home food at all hours.
It's only open until noonish (I think) on Saturdays, and closed entirely on Sundays. The family has to spend SOME time together.
Notice that I set a good example for the rest of you by including an address and phone number. Wasn't that hard to do, in these days of online phone books.
4130 West Burbank Boulevard, Burbank, CA 91505
(it's somewhat West of Hollywood Way)
You also may want to try Jumping Java at 11919 Ventura in Studio City. Not a hole-in-the-wall -- more akin to Jinky's. But for my money, the food is 100 times better than Jinky's and the wait is far shorter. Dies get a little busy on weekends, but not too bad.
I know this is an obvious one, but my wife and I end up at Mel's Diner on Ventura in Sherman Oaks just about every weekend for breakfast. The food is always very good, the service excellent, and the price is right.
I suggest you try PATY'S on Riverside Dr, east
of Pass Ave. in Toluca Lake.......good menu, good
service (most of the time.)with a reasonable