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Dec 7, 2008 07:33 PM

Breakfast/cafes in San Fernando Valley

I work in Northridge and sometimes have various meetings in the general area (Sherman Oaks, Pacoima, Burbank to name a few) and would love some breakfast or cafe ideas. I have read through the boards a bit but often lunch/dinner is mentioned and fewer early places. I live in South Bay so what that means is if I have to be in the valley in the morning, I leave really early and want somewhere to go during the 7-9 window before meetings. Any ideas for yummy, not-too-over-the-top fattening, veggie friendly, healthy food in the morning in the valley? (And an espresso that is not from Starbucks?)

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      1. re: mc michael

        Heh, heh...let's just keep Harry's for us gravy freaks!

    1. I recommend Dupar's or Jinky's in Sherman Oaks, but I don't know if they open early. I think you might be able to find veggie friendly items on their menus, but neither place is specifically healthy. There is a Whole Foods nearby, but I don't know if they open early enough.

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      1. re: katkoupai

        Here are some links:

        Jinky's Cafe
        14120 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

        Whole Foods Market
        4520 Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91403

        Dupar's Restaurants & Bakeries
        Los Angeles CA, Los Angeles, CA

        Whole Foods Market
        12905 Riverside Dr, Sherman Oaks, CA


        Hugo's Restaurant
        12851 Riverside Dr, North Hollywood, CA 91607

        1. Not sure when it opens, but you can't beat Brent's for breakfast. It's in Northridge.

          1. Jinky's probably fits the bill, although you should be warned they get very crowded esp. on weekends. They have a branch called Studio Cafe on Colfax near Ventura Blvd. where Killer Shrimp used to be, but I haven't been there yet so I can't rec it.

            Aroma Coffee & Tea in Tujunga Village (the block of Tujunga Ave. south of Moorpark in Studio City) opens at 6 am, heathy and veggie-friendly with a nice outdoor patio, but a little expensive.

            Aroma Coffee and Tea
            4360 Tujunga Ave, Studio City, CA 91604

            Studio Cafe
            4000 Colfax Ave, Studio City, CA 91604