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Sep 19, 2008 04:08 PM

Awesome breakfasts in LA, I can name two. How about you?

I like Square One Dining. I could eat their brioche french toast every weekend and not get tired of it. Same goes for the thick ass bacon. Yum! My second vote is for the 49er flap jacks at Original Pancake House in Redondo Beach. What are your favorites?

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  1. Yung Ho Tou Chiang in San Gabriel.
    Du-Par's at Farmer's Market.

    There. That's 2.

    3 Replies
    1. re: J.L.

      Nov. 2010 update: Huge Tree Pastry now replacing Yung Ho Tou Chiang...

      Yung Ho Tou Chiang Restaurant
      1045 E Valley Blvd, San Gabriel, CA 91776

      Huge Tree Pastry
      423 N Atlantic Blvd, Monterey Park, CA 91754

      1. re: J.L.

        How does Huge Tree Pastry compare to the old Yi Mei? I never got a chance to check out the original before the fire. Also, how does it compare to Four Seas on Las Tunas in Sam Gabriel?

        Four Sea Restaurant
        2020 S Hacienda Blvd, Hacienda Heights, CA 91745

        Huge Tree Pastry
        423 N Atlantic Blvd, Monterey Park, CA 91754

        1. re: taiwanesesmalleats

          Actually, it IS Yi Mei, except under a different DBA. Same people, same good food.

          Haven't tried Four Seas yet. .. Will plan to go in the next month.

    2. Jinky's in the valle
      Blue Plate on Montana

        1. 3 Square in Venice: Breakfast can be an apparently light deal with the muesli w/ fruit and cream but it's actually quite rich and satisfying, as is most of their breakfast fare. The German apple pancake and grilled weisswurst are a couple of the standards for hungry folk - one of their gruner veltliners would go great with that weisswurst but I'm not brave enough to order that for breakfast. The pretzel twist with cheese and bacon is awesome - get a couple to go next door at the bakery counter and have it warmed for lunch with a salad. The restaurant decor is hip and well-designed but it can get quite crowded rather quickly in this little space, so go early.

          Noodle House in Arcadia: Road house Arcadia-style. Hearty Chinese breakfasts with dishes mostly from Northern China and Taiwan. This place may not be special to others around SGV but coming from the Westside, we find it a refreshing change and highly unusual for us, almost like Hal and Edith from Iowa trying "real Mexican Ta-mails in Caleefourneeah" for the first time. Mandarin or Cantonese helps, but the owner is very motherly - she will be more than glad to take care of you. We always leave it up to her as to what she wants to serve us, but we always stipulate that we must have the pan-fried bao and the pork noodles...

          noodle house
          46 W Las Tunas Drive, Arcadia, CA 91007

          4 Replies
          1. re: bulavinaka

            Noodle House was awesome, but alas, is no more.

            1. re: condiment

              I was wondering about this place. I visited late last year and really liked it. In May a Yelper posted that "Noodle House is closing on June 2, 2008. New owners will take over and Linda (current owner) will open a new restaurant, location and date TBA".

              Does anyone know whether this ever happened?

              NB: This Noodle House is not related in any way to the Noodle House popularized by Exile Kiss:

              1. re: condiment

                Oh BUH. MUR. We really enjoyed this place. As modest as the Noodle House's accommodations were, it had a lot of heart. We'd be very interested to know as well if the owner (Linda? Thanks...) opens elsewhere...

              2. re: bulavinaka

                amen to 3 square. the weisswurst is heavenly. i was breakfasting with a non lavender lover, so the weisswurst was not a hit with them, but it was wonderful.

              3. Pancakes at the Griddle
                Pancakes and biscuits at John O Groats
                Brunch at Boneyard Bistro
                Waffles at More than Waffles
                Dim Sum in the SGV
                C'mon, gotta love the Rooty Tooty Fresh and Fruity!
                Brulee Oatmeal at the departed Granita (sniffle)
                Brunch Buffet at Woodlands Pure
                A basket of ginger scones from Leda's
                The Breaksfast Burrito from a stand at the Farmer's Market. Any one Something about a FM burrito.
                Breakfast at El Katracho
                My mother's thin english pancakes, with lemon and sugar and butter all rolled up.
                Biscuits and Gravy at O Groats.
                Chicken and Waffles at Roscoe's

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                1. re: Diana

                  I just remembered something we disagree about -- I don't like the Griddle's pancakes (omelets and French press coffee do it for me there).

                  I prefer the ginger scones & croissants from EuroPane ... never been to Leda's or Woodlands Pure, and I've never had your mother's pancakes.

                  Otrher than that we're still good ... ;)

                  1. re: maxzook

                    see, I've never been to Europane.

                    Pancakes are a highly personal thing. Not everyone likes the Griddle's huge cakes of decadence. It's OK

                    1. re: Diana

                      Heck - food is a very personal thing, right? One eater's paine is another's pleasure. :)

                      By far the best ginger scone I ever tried was at the old La Brea Bakery back in the early 90s. I've yet to try its equal, but that's just me, and maybe I just don't get out enough.

                      1. re: bulavinaka

                        There's a recipe for these on epicurious. They're great - I've made them twice.

                  2. re: Diana

                    Griddle Cafe - We arrived just after they opened at 0800 on Sunday and we were lucky to get seats at the bar. I had the Fiesta scramble, which was excellent and hubby had the Eggs Benedict, which he thought was excellent, except that the dish was swimming in hollandaise (freshly made and creamy), so best to ask for it on the side. The french press coffee was outstanding! Service was good, but not great, but they were very, very busy.

                    Griddle Cafe
                    7916 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046

                    1. re: Seesawgal

                      They are ALWAYS "very very busy," it's a trendoid hot spot. The food is served hot and is okay, but the management seems to be believe everything is better by the pound, so portions are huge, and anything on a pancake or tortilla hangs over the edges of the oversize plates. Amazing to watch the servers humping gigantic platters; I'm not surprised the hollandaise was excessive. It's not a place for a light or quiet snack; like all joints catering to the newbies, wanna-be's, and hot-right-nows, the music is loud and the acoustics multiply the din exponentially.

                      If you like clubbing and nightlife, this is the daylight version, serving the same crowd. Although not to my taste, it's popular and crowded during the short business hours it's open. And,much as I hate to say it, the food IS good.