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Breakfast Burritos!

chini Feb 18, 2008 06:46 AM

My favorite one is at CORNER COTTAGE 310 S Victory Blvd, Burbank, CA 91502
(818) 843-2567.. wonderfully overcooked potatos, soft and mushy inside sushi style sliced bacon, or sausage, with cheese onions, the works. They use oversized tortillas, and they serve my sentimental fave, Orange Bang. So it's a Korean style burrito... it rocks.

I'd LOVE to hear about other joints around town, since I travel around LA all week.



  1. Servorg Feb 18, 2008 06:51 AM

    A couple of recent threads for your reading (and maybe dining) pleasure: (the second one below is by far the most comprehensive of the two)



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    1. re: Servorg
      JeetJet Feb 18, 2008 06:38 PM

      Yeah, I am still working on the "to do/eat" list I have from those two earlier threads and in doing so I have another burrito I have found and still need to try.

      A reply post by WildSwede mentioned Wonder Burgers in Pasadena as a good place for a breakfast burrito. So several weeks ago on a rainny morning I happen to be in the area and found the place. As my bacon, egg, cheese and hash brown burrito was being made I mentioned to the cooks and the counter person that this was my first time there but I heard they make a good one. Both cooks turned and looked me in the eye and told me that I really should try the chili cheese and egg breakfast burrito. Now I need to bac- track on my list just so I can try the chili cheese and egg version at Wonder Burgers and hear we go again with yet another breakfast burrito thread -- Lord, Have Mercy!

      Wonder Burgers (Very good / large breakfast burritos, Bacon or sausage, also, chili cheese and egg)
      2584 E Foothill Blvd
      Pasadena, CA 91107
      (626) 578-1422

    2. Das Ubergeek Feb 18, 2008 08:33 AM

      I am totally in agreement with you -- as you can see on the other threads, though I don't understand what "sushi style sliced bacon" is, or a Korean-style burrito other than the kimchi burrito at Jose Bernstein's in Westwood. But whatever the Corner Cottage burrito is, it is AWESOME.

      That said, I used to work primarily in Burbank and occasionally in Orange, and now it's flipped (thank GOD) where I'm only in Burbank once every week or two... I stopped eating those addictive burritos, obviously, and have oatmeal in my office -- and I lost 10 pounds in a month.

      So truly excellent burritos -- and really, really, REALLY fattening.

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      1. re: Das Ubergeek
        Servorg Feb 18, 2008 09:11 AM

        If it hadn't been for this thread starting up and getting my brain channeling a mantra that sounded just like "burrito burrito burrito burrito" I would not have ended up getting in my car and driving over to Gilbert's El Indio on Pico in Santa Monica and devouring a chorizo + egg + avocado + cheese burrito with salsa verde on top and a lot of their salsa diablo (their hottest salsa choice) spooned over the top. Thanks a lot, dammit! (actually it was delicious and worth the once in a while calorie fest).

        1. re: Das Ubergeek
          DiveFan Feb 18, 2008 01:31 PM

          DU, do you know if the Burbank Corner Cottage is related to the identically named places in Manhattan Beach and La Habra? TIA!

          Corner Cottage
          310 S Victory Blvd, Burbank, CA 91502

          Gilbert's El Indio
          2526 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405

          1. re: DiveFan
            Das Ubergeek Feb 18, 2008 03:00 PM

            I don't. Where's the one in La Habra? I might be persuaded to do some field research. Manhattan Beach, forget it.

            1. re: DiveFan
              DiveFan Feb 18, 2008 03:56 PM


              I'll check on the MB location.

              Corner Cottage - not food related
              1003 N Sepulveda Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA

              Corner Cottage
              601 W Whittier Blvd, La Habra, CA

              1. re: DiveFan
                Feed_me Feb 18, 2008 09:28 PM

                Dive Fan, I hope you see this in time. I'm pretty sure the Corner Cottage in Manhattan Beach is a gift shop and not a restaurant. Call them first and check.

              2. re: DiveFan
                Emme Feb 19, 2008 10:42 PM

                Gilbert's is a gem.

                Lucy's on La Brea was an old high school haunt.

                Hugo's Tacos too.

                El Bronco actually does em well too.

              3. re: Das Ubergeek
                chini Mar 21, 2008 08:44 AM

                having grown up in Echo Park among some amazing home chefs... a mexican style burrito would be more fresh salsa filled, hotter in general, and contain chorizo or carne asada or carnitas.. as choices. Very tasty, but whatever they put in Corner Cottage's burrito just keeps me coming back for more..

              4. katkoupai Feb 18, 2008 10:19 AM

                For a drive-thru/fast food option, I think the ones at Carl's Jr. are pretty good. They have eggs, hashbrown potatoes, cheese, and something else. I was actually surprised at how good they were, but they are very heavy and seem more like a lunch item than a breakfast item.

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                  Oh Robin Feb 18, 2008 11:44 AM

                  Golden Eagle
                  Signal Hill

                  Huge Tortilla
                  Gobs o' Cheddar
                  Buttery Hash Browns
                  Crisp Bacon
                  Savory Sausage
                  Scrambled Eggs
                  Salsa (not necessary for me)

                  add about 10 ketchup packets (about 1/2 packet per bite) and it's breakfast nirvana.

                  Golden Eagle
                  2101 E Willow St, Signal Hill, CA 90755

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                  1. re: Oh Robin
                    bubbles4me Feb 18, 2008 11:56 AM

                    A second for Golden Eagle here!! Hashbrowns in those things mixed with melty cheese....oh my God! I eat them sans ketchup and they are big enough to make two meals out of for me! Really they are perfect.

                    1. re: bubbles4me
                      Oh Robin Feb 18, 2008 12:28 PM

                      Plus the staff is soooooooooooooo super nice.

                      1. re: Oh Robin
                        bubbles4me Feb 18, 2008 01:41 PM

                        really nice...except the one tallish lady with dark hair that she pulls back in a ponytail...she kinda scares me, but for that breakfast burrito I would go toe to toe with Medusa!

                    2. re: Oh Robin
                      justagthing Feb 18, 2008 08:21 PM

                      Third for Golden Eagle, no ketchup for me. My second fav. is Famous Burgers, also in Long Beach. Oh, and I order my BB with half bacon/half sausage. Oh yum!!

                      1. re: justagthing
                        Oh Robin Feb 18, 2008 08:54 PM

                        Where is famous burgers?

                        1. re: Oh Robin
                          katkoupai Feb 18, 2008 09:14 PM

                          Is this it?

                          Famous Burgers
                          2841 E Anaheim St, Long Beach, CA 90804

                          1. re: katkoupai
                            justagthing Feb 19, 2008 05:25 PM

                            yes, that's it. huge greasy burritos. the ladies in the office always want me to bring them one. Eat half for breakfast and the other half for lunch. I ask them to put salsa in mine, but its not as good as the salsa at golden eagle. good but different burrito

                    3. boogiebaby Feb 18, 2008 01:42 PM

                      Captain's on Roscoe at Woodley does a great chorizo breakfast burrito. It's got chorizo scrambled with the egg, shredded hash browns, and cheese. The hash browns get all mushy and just blend in with the egg. It's a healthy portion and costs only about $3.50.

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                      1. re: boogiebaby
                        chini Mar 21, 2008 08:54 AM

                        I like when chefs can blend food in like that for a burrito.. sounds like a plan when I go out to the Valley.. I seem to get stuck at Las Fuentes tho on my way to anything out there (Actor Eddie Olmos' and my fave place to eat).. near Vanowen and Reseda, on Vanowen..

                      2. Skunk2Racer Feb 18, 2008 03:12 PM

                        Dino's Burgers

                        Dino's Chicken and Burgers
                        2575 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90006, USA

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                        1. re: Skunk2Racer
                          Muskrat Feb 18, 2008 03:27 PM

                          Good heavens -- somebody eats something at Dino's other than the chicken?

                          I don't think I have that much will power!

                          1. re: Muskrat
                            Skunk2Racer Feb 18, 2008 05:25 PM

                            Actually the pastrami sandwiches are Great!

                        2. Jennalynn Feb 18, 2008 03:22 PM

                          What is "sushi style sliced bacon"?

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                          1. re: Jennalynn
                            chini Mar 21, 2008 08:47 AM

                            I believe,.. tho am not sure how valid this is.. that the huge korean chef dude usually chopping up the meat and potatoes to make your burrito was trained in sushi prep... when you watch him work, the blade going bullettrain fast... you might believe it...everything is sliced extremely thin, cooks together well. and tastes like heaven.. do they have 12 step for this?

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                            chowbee Feb 18, 2008 04:18 PM

                            If you find yourself in West LA, I am a huge fan of the breakfast burrito at Big Tomy's on the corner of Pico and Sawtelle. My favorite is the plain one with eggs, potatoes, and cheese. It goes to a whole new level with the application of their delicious red salsa. The burritos are huge (I cut them in half and reheat the other half the next day). You can also get it with ham, bacon, sausage, carne asada, pastrami or avocado--but IMO it's perfect by itself. They also have orange and pina colada bang (my favorite). I would eat one of these every morning if there were no such thing as calories.

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                            1. re: chowbee
                              thericequeen Feb 19, 2008 02:25 PM

                              The breakfast burrito served up by Sunshine's Cafe is pretty yummy. (2021 Santa Monica Blvd., in Santa Monica, by St. John's Hospital.) I'm also a big fan of their albondigas soup (served Wednesdays only).

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                              greengelato Feb 20, 2008 08:57 AM

                              how is it possible that lucky boy hasn't been mentioned? has anybody who has tried all these aforementioend burritos have an opinion on the best one?

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                              1. re: greengelato
                                Servorg Feb 20, 2008 09:33 AM

                                Luck Boy was heavily recommended in one of the two linked threads, (the one with 90 posts) in the first reply to this thread.

                              2. chini Mar 21, 2008 08:41 AM

                                Thank you SOOO much for the links to previous posts (which I thought I searched for, but must have missed) and for the newer recs! Terrific post for those of us who work out like gangbusters just so we can have our morning sin once in a while... ALL HAIL.. THE BREAKFAST BURRITO!

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                                  justagthing Mar 21, 2008 06:30 PM

                                  With all the raves about Hole Mole, I decided to check out their BB. Well, they have about a dozen different ones to choose from. So I settled for the one with spinach, chorizo and avocado, I also added potatoes. Wow! It was off the hook. I think that I will have to go back to try all of them over time! BTW...the taco Tuesday $1 tacos are very tasty too.

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