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Sep 25, 2008 03:37 PM

Best reasonable breakfast spot in LA?

been to many..norms, jans, dinahs, maxwells, juniors, doughboys. anyone else have some gems?

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  1. Rutt's Hawaiian Cafe in Mar Vista

    Get the Original Royale (char shiu, Portugese sausage, scrambled egg, green onion and sprouts over a bed of fried or white rice, in three sizes.) They have conventional breakfasts too (pancakes and the like.) Meals always under $10.

    My favorite breakfast spot above all others.

    Rutt's Hawaiian Cafe
    12114 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066

    1. Both Doughboys actually recently closed down... Some of the best brunch spots I've been to are...

      WeHo - Grub, Quality, Lulu's
      Venice - Maxwells
      West LA - John O'Groats

      John O'Groats
      10516 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064

      911 Seward St, Los Angeles, CA 90038

      Quality Food & Beverage
      8030 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048

      Lulu's Cafe
      7149 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

      Maxwell Cafe
      13329 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

      1. Kokomo on Bevrly has great breakfasts - really good bacon, no booze though. Basix on Santa Monica blvd across the street from Gelson's has very good breakfasts and a nice cremant d'Alsace rose by the glass too. If you like pancakes, check out DuPars at 3rd and Fairfax. These three are great for the price.

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        1. re: rednyellow

          DuPars pancakes are excellent but the last time I went the service was horrible! It took FOREVER to get the bill, it was almost comical the amount of times I had to ask for it. :)

        2. i'm a huge fan of square one, but they did just increase the prices. it still is comparable to the other places mentioned, items are in the $8-12 range with coffee and juice would be less than $20 per. the brioche french toast is phenomenal and you can get a seasonal warm or cold fruit topping that is always fantastic. all their produce is local farmer's market goodness, i think the coffee is intelligentsia. and you can sit on the patio with your dog, gotta love that!

          1. I like FOOD on Pico (at Prosser, between Overland & Beverly Glen) in WLA. Actually, it is just a couple of blocks west of O'Groats, on the north side of the street.

            Great ricotta pancakes with fresh berries, egg dishes, quesadillas, plus several veg/vegan choices. No booze, but good coffee & fresh juices.