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Downtown LA breakfasts or brunches?

tesh11 Jan 24, 2010 09:50 PM

Looking to do a Sunday Metro Red Line & Gold Line excursion ending with dinner at Moles La Tia in East LA.

But where to have breakfast? So far have found Bottega Louie & Nickel Diner.

Would like to keep it within a block or two of a Metro Red Line stop. Not interested in the Pantry as I've eaten there before.

Any suggestions?

Thomas Hamlett

Moles La Tia
4619 E Cesar E Chavez Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90022

Nickel Diner
524 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Bottega Louie
700 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90017

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    d_doubleyew Jan 25, 2010 02:21 PM

    Chinatown Station: Philippe's or Yum Cha
    Union Station: Olvera Street
    Hollwood/Vine Station: Hollywood Farmer's Market

    1. Servorg Jan 25, 2010 12:33 PM

      If you like Mexican breakfasts then off the Gold Line you ought to give Teresita's a try. Here is a Gold Line list that the LA Times put together: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/666415

      3826 E 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90063

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      1. re: Servorg
        tesh11 Jan 25, 2010 01:51 PM

        We read that article .....that's why we are ending at Moles La Tia for early dinner....

        1. re: tesh11
          JAB Jan 25, 2010 03:44 PM

          Do a search. I seem to remember the chef leaving.

      2. mrshankly Jan 25, 2010 12:16 PM

        Get the salmon benedict at Bottega Louie... delicious!!!

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          degustateur Jan 25, 2010 12:33 AM

          Pacific Dining Car
          1310 W. 6th St.
          Los Angeles, CA 90017
          (213) 483-6000
          (BLD 24/7)

          Exceptional Breakfasts. Truffled Eggs, Roast Beef Hash, Maryland Crab Hash, Banana Pecan Pancakes, etc. Old school ambience, food & service. Same location for over 90 years. An LA institution. Start with a Bloody Mary - one of the best anywhere.

          Probably closest to the Westlake/MacArthur Park station.

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          1. re: degustateur
            rickym13 Jan 25, 2010 10:34 AM

            i agree with pacific dining car for breakfast.....not cheap but really good!

            1. re: rickym13
              TomSwift Jan 25, 2010 11:47 AM

              Another vote for PDC. I don't care for the RB hash, but get the hash browned potatoes well done.

            2. re: degustateur
              mollyomormon Jan 25, 2010 12:02 PM

              Great rec. All of their benedicts are damn good, too.

            3. wienermobile Jan 24, 2010 10:20 PM

              Nickel Dinner = Bacon Donuts.

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              1. re: wienermobile
                tesh11 Jan 25, 2010 10:22 AM

                Ands whats wrong w/Bacon Donuts? ;-) How is the rest of the food?

                1. re: tesh11
                  wienermobile Jan 25, 2010 10:32 AM

                  Nothing is wrong with the bacon donut, it is great as is the rest of the food.

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