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Jan 2, 2009 10:06 PM

B-day dinner: breakfast

My wish would be to go to the Griddle Cafe for breakfast this Monday and have some really insane pancakes.

However, the Griddle Cafe closes at 3 PM.

Where can I go to have pancakes, French toast, waffles and the like for dinner?


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  1. Pann's on La Tierra & LaCienega

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    1. re: Burger Boy

      pann's waffles are on par with those that can be found in the frozen food section of any discount grocery store.
      imho, their waffles should be avoided.

    2. My first thought was The Original Pancake House but I'm not sure exactly what time they close.

      Don't know how far you want to go, but they have a lot of locations in the LA/OC Area.

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      1. re: Jaytizzle

        not sure if the hours vary by region, but i know The Original Pancake House locations on the East Coast close at 3 or 4 because my parents have complained that they can't go there for dinner :)

        first places that came to mind in addition to Pann's were Doughboys, Dinah's & Roscoe's. i think Pacific Dining Car also serves breakfast any time.

        1. re: goodhealthgourmet

          if you go to dinah's i would recommend these dishes ONLY:
          the baked german pancake
          the baked apple pancake
          the chile relleno omlette
          to a much lesser extent, the swedish pancakes served with lingonberry butter.

          the waffles and french toast and the buttermilk pancakes at dinahs, are, imho, sub-par.

          1. re: goodhealthgourmet

            Banana walnit pancakes at PDC are great! Get a side of sausage and you are good to go!

        2. Du Pars in Studio City or at the Farmers Market on 3rd & Fairfax (and the 3rd Street and Studio City locations are open 24 hours a day). I don't think the one out in Thousand Oaks is open 24 hrs though.

          Du Par's
          6333 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90036

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          1. re: Servorg

            Du-Pars is really only good for buttermilk pancakes, not the other fancy stuff.

            Bummer about Griddle and Square One.

            More than Waffles in Encino has breakfast all day, and they have a wide range of stuff in every category. It's not high class by any means but it fits the request of breakfast at dinner.

            1. re: Emme

              I agree about Du-Pars except to say that I really do like those pancakes and I'd add the date bread to the list of items they do well.

          2. Try The Waffle on Sunset.

            Or Roscoes Chicken and Waffles

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