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Jul 20, 2009 11:59 PM

Best French Toast in LA?

I'm willing to travel within a 20 mile radius of downtown...

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  1. I've been on the hunt for about 6 months now, and having tried a dozen places or so the clear winner so far is The Griddle Cafe on Sunset. It's just the perfect combination of sogginess and egginess and flavor while still holding its form. Not to mention that they have a million variations on it, but I'd recommend starting with the regular one at first before branching out.

    Blu Jam on Melrose is pretty high up there too, but only worth going to if you don't feel like braving the wait at The Griddle. Blu Jam is awesome though, it's much more pleasant of an experience than Griddle, but I'm just talking about the French Toast.

    1. Haven't really tried french toast at too many places, but I'm by Square One, so that's my usual stop for breakfast. They do a pretty solid french toast.

        1. 26 Beach Restaurant. They have some newer french toasts and salads that are not on the website yet, I had this orange french toast with a mascarpone cream and friend had lemon riccota, blueberry french toast.

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          1. re: Burger Boy

            I will second 26 Beach. I am sure there are others (ha, see the rest of the thread!) but have been happy enough with the place to go back a couple of times.

            1. re: Burger Boy

              Is the breakfast menu at 26 Beach available all day, or only during certain hours?

                1. re: Servorg

                  3 PM is when the stop serving breakfast items.

            2. The best no-nonsense, non-gourmet french toast I've had is at the Coffee Corner at the Farmer's Market. After cooking, they allow the butter to fully melt in before serving it to you. Very flavorful, filling and cheap too.

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              1. re: heckonwheels

                I think you mean Charlie's Coffee Shop which is on the western edge of the Farmers Market. The Coffee Corner is over on the east side next to Magee's and across from Bob's Donuts, and they mostly just sell beverages.

                1. re: wutzizname

                  You are correct, thanks for the info.