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Oct 16, 2008 03:10 PM

Brunch in Glendale

Hello all, I fell off this board for a while, but I'm back, and I've moved... to Glendale.
Of course, I spent about 3 days there before I had to go to Palate, which was wonderful (huzzah!).

But I find most of my eating out these days is happening on Sundays around noonish when I really don't want to think about cooking. So I would love to know if anyone can recommend any good brunch spots? I have to admit, the only place I know right now is Eat Well, and that's getting... old, to say the least.


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  1. How about Canele? Just a bit farther down the road than Palate, in Atwater. Auntie Em's in Eagle Rock is nice for brunch, too. In Glendale proper, it's pretty much oldtimey diners like Foxy's...nothing too innovative.

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    1. re: Chowpatty

      I totally agree with Chowpatty. Auntie Em's is great and laid back, and Canale is also good.
      If you want to travel just a little bit more, both Blair's and Little Dom's in Silverlake have very nice food and service.

      1. re: perk

        Little Dom's is absolutely my favorite breakfast/brunch spot right now. LOVE those potatoes! And the baked eggs. And the french toast souffle. . .etc. etc. etc.

        1. re: annalulu

          Tried Little Dom's this Sunday. Had a really nice fritatta, but the highlight was the side of roasted tomatoes I ordered. They glaze them with pesto while they're baking, so it gives it a nice crispy pesto skin. Delicious. Also, really great coffee. The service was definitely less than stellar though. I ended up having to go get my own water and waited for most of my meal to get my coffee refilled. Still, I'd go back, even if just to check in to see what the trendy hipsters are wearing these days (seems to be all about hats...)

      2. re: Chowpatty

        Thank you! Tried Auntie Em's last weekend and it was great. They were out of most of their daily specials when we got there, which was a bit disappointing, but my friend had a pulled pork hash that was tender and perfectly prepared. I had a really simple egg, cheese, tomato on bagel that I was not expecting much from, but I was really pleasantly surprised. The tomatoes were perfectly ripened and had a sweetness I don't usually find, and the bagel was more like an piece of amazing toasted bread that was incredibly enjoyable.
        Today I'm off to try Little Dom's! I'll let you know.

      3. In nearby La Canada (maybe 8 miles from downtown Glendale at Brand?), there is DISH I think you would enjoy. It's not a huge brunch, but a quaint and delicious coffee shop breakfast. Check their website.
        734 Foothill Blvd,
        La Canada, CA 91001
        (818) 790-5355

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        1. re: kc girl

          All though DISH has a great location and the interiors and service are nice the food is not. I have tried, tried and tried. I have never had a good eating experience there and it would be very convenient for me. If I were you, I would not go out of my way to eat there. If I had more nerve, I would say something to the owners but I believe they are enmeshed in the La Canada community which is why they stay busy. I too would recommend La Cabinita for Mexican breakfast but I do believe they stop serving "breakfast" at noon. Maybe that is on weekdays I don't remember.

        2. La Cabinita for Mexican food - up the hill in Montrose.

          1. everybody goes to Porto's on Brand.

            1. Billy's is a very old-fashioned deli, not up to the level of a Langer's or a Junior's but good for a solid breakfast/brunch, and seldom crowded.

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              1. re: maxzook

                Linking ...

                Billy's Delicatessen
                216 N Orange St, Glendale, CA 91203