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Jan 24, 2010 09:50 PM

Downtown LA breakfasts or brunches?

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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    1. re: wienermobile

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

      1. re: tesh11

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

    2. 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

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

        1. re: rickym13

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

        2. re: degustateur

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

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

          1. 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

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

              1. re: tesh11

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

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