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Breakfast at Joe's? (Or nearby, Redondo Beach)

cjla Feb 18, 2009 02:13 PM

I'll be in Redondo Beach on Sunday morning, and driving back to Glendale, with a quick stop in the mid-Wilshire area.

Is there anyplace in the area great for breakfast? Ideally, the place will take credit cards, have strong black coffee, and great food!


  1. c
    cjla Feb 24, 2009 09:20 AM

    We decided to go to Pann's. Yay!! I usually go returning from LAX, so to be their at breakfast time was something new.

    Two members of the table ordered wings and waffles, I got the spinach omelet (with mushrooms and swiss) a biscuit, grits, and a side of fruit.

    I've had their wings and waffles before, and enjoyed them--good thing too--because my companions ate ALL of their food, without offering me any!! My omelet was very good, and the biscuit was heavenly. I don't think I needed the grits, and the fresh fruit was good, fresh and sweet.

    Nice little touches too--our waitress brought extra forks to share the fruit, and my water glass and coffee cup stayed full!

    1. flylice2x Feb 21, 2009 12:42 AM

      Hey...Carrows and IHOP

      1. c
        cjla Feb 20, 2009 03:17 PM

        Any other ideas? I know it's a pipe dream--but I'm trying to avoid super long waits.

        It doesn't have to be Redondo--anything along the way back would be great!

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        1. re: cjla
          Densible Feb 20, 2009 04:30 PM

          CJ's Pantry on Catalina in Redondo
          Cozy Cafe (very tiny) on PCH in Redondo
          Ocean DIner on Aviation and Ocean in Hermosa-people say the coffee is good , it's from Java Man.
          Rocky Cola Cafe on PCH at Aviation-the only thing I've had there are the buckwheat pancakes. They were good. They offer healthy body builder menu as well.
          Creme de la Crepe-two locations-Catalina (?) in the Riviera and on Pier in Hermosa
          Uncle Bills on Highland in Manhattan
          Panns on La Cienega (do I have that right) in Ladera Heights.

          Re: long waits-Uncle Bills is always packed. Depending on how early you are, the others are not too bad. Ocean Diner has chairs and free coffee while you wait.

          1. re: Densible
            wienermobile Feb 20, 2009 08:46 PM

            Uncle Bill's has a great cheddar cheese and bacon waffle.

            1. re: Densible
              DrBruin Feb 20, 2009 10:34 PM

              I went to the Rocky Cola Cafe and one of the bus boys who was working his you-know-what-off had the worst body odor, like he hadn't showered for weeks. It made us nauseated. We told the owner who apologized and took a bit off the top of the bill. Even so, the service also stunk. My wife and I would never go back,

          2. DrBruin Feb 18, 2009 06:27 PM

            If you wouldn't mind something somewhat heathly... try Good Stuff... they have several locations. Haven't had their coffee though.

            1. orythedog Feb 18, 2009 03:10 PM

              Original Pancake house right on PCH in Redondo. AWESOME breakfast! I suggest the 49er flapjacks, side of a breakfast meat of your choice and their killer coffee.

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