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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

  1. 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.

    2. d
      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.

      3 Replies
      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. mrshankly Jan 25, 2010 12:16 PM

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

          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. d
              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

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