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What are good Breakfast Spots West of Fairfax

ximena2080 May 3, 2008 07:54 AM

I was hoping to get a range of breakfast places with the only limit being on geography. Thanks.

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  1. westsidegal RE: ximena2080 May 3, 2008 08:34 AM

    for the best food, imho, john o'groats on pico.
    this place, though, is no secret, so expect a wait.

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      carter RE: ximena2080 May 3, 2008 08:47 AM

      Clementine on Ensley just north of Santa Monica Blvd., across from Century city mall.
      Truly wonderful stuff.

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        Obessed RE: ximena2080 May 3, 2008 09:20 AM

        One of my new favorite breakfast places is the Creprie (Beverly & Robertson). I also recommend: Hugo's, Joan's on Third, Barney Greengrass (for bagels & lox). Irv's on Sweetzer and Santa Monica has good old greasey breakfast burittos.

        1. Vaya Con Carne RE: ximena2080 May 3, 2008 09:32 AM

          Mexican breakfast at Frank's on the west side of Fairfax, south of 3rd. Chorizo and eggs, and really good green salsa!

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            The Vapors RE: Vaya Con Carne May 11, 2008 06:11 AM

            Second Franks, great breakfast burrito.

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            noshie RE: ximena2080 May 3, 2008 09:33 AM

            John O'Groats, Snug Harbor and New York Bagel (has other things, omlettes, scrambles, pancakes and the Frank Geary Empire State Building in it)

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              jgomer RE: ximena2080 May 3, 2008 09:42 AM

              bread and porridge has great pancakes http://www.breadandporridge.com/

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                nosh RE: ximena2080 May 3, 2008 10:19 AM

                S & W Country Diner on Washington in the east side of Culver City. Big, hearty, breakfast combos at a more than reasonable price. Cash only.

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                  bad nono RE: ximena2080 May 3, 2008 11:16 AM

                  Bloom Cafe on Pico, a couple blocks West of Hauser
                  C&J Diner (great greasy spoon, cheap), same area (North on Pico, whereas Bloom is South)
                  La Maison du Pain on Pico and Ridgeley (closed on Sunday)

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                    cravingcoppa RE: ximena2080 May 10, 2008 12:43 PM

                    There's OP Cafe on Ocean Park in (barely) Santa Monica. It's a cute little place with some very tasty menu items. The country breakfast with eggs, potatoes, sausage, chili, etc is great. Medium-sized menu with many good options.

                    Also, I'd second New York Bagel on San Vicente in Brentwood. Only been there once, but I'll be going again in the next 15 minutes. Nice place with lots of outdoor seating. And it's not just a clever name, the bagels and shmear are legitimate New York. Plus they've got huge omelettes, etc. Here's a review from LAist: http://www.laist.com/2008/02/29/wake_...

                    Finally, one of my personal favorites, is Big Tomy's on Pico and Sawtelle. Order-at-the-counter kind of place, famous for having a name similar to a place famous for its chili burgers. I actually like the chili burgers (and chili cheese fries) here more than anywhere else. The breakfast is also fantastic. On weekday mornings the place is filled with cops and construction workers looking to start the day right. Great chilaquiles, as well as other Mexican egg dishes. Omlettes, etc (though I haven't tried them). They have my current favorite breakfast burrito. It's a monster, filled with impossibly fluffy eggs, uncommonly good home fries (also mashed potatoes), delightfully greasy bacon, and the glowing orange cheese essential to any egg-based breakfast. Enjoy.

                    O P Cafe
                    3117 Ocean Park Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405

                    New York Bagel Co
                    11640 San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049

                    Big Tomy's
                    11289 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064

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                      Servorg RE: cravingcoppa May 10, 2008 12:48 PM

                      Does OP Cafe have chili? I never noticed it. Did you have it on a burger or was it just a bowl of chili?

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                        cravingcoppa RE: Servorg May 10, 2008 02:54 PM

                        I've only had the chili at OP as a part of the pile of foods that makes up the Country Breakfast. Not sure how else it is served. The Country Breakfast is good, give it a shot. Their menu is on their website: http://www.theopcafe.com/index.itml

                    2. mollyomormon RE: ximena2080 May 10, 2008 02:28 PM

                      I love a lot of the ones mentioned but will add 3 Square, Rose Cafe, Cora's, Surfa's Cafe, Pacific Dining Car (Santa Monica location), Gilbert's and Pepy's Galley for chilaquiles.

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                        mollyomormon RE: mollyomormon May 10, 2008 06:48 PM

                        Oh, and not sure if it's too far south, but there's also Pann's.

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                        jolene RE: ximena2080 May 10, 2008 11:35 PM

                        My all time favorite breakfast place on the Westside is Cora's Coffee Shop. It is right on Ocean across from the Viceroy. Unbelievably fresh and staff is incredible!! Worth a visit!

                        1. Emme RE: ximena2080 May 12, 2008 08:48 PM

                          AT Sunset and Fairfax is Griddle Cafe.

                          Ed's Coffee Shop on Robertson

                          Eat Well

                          3 Square


                          Gilbert's El Indio


                          Rustic Canyon

                          The Huntley


                          James Beach

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