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Nice Breakfast in West LA

skane Aug 4, 2010 04:42 PM

Hello! I totally dropped the ball and forgot a friend's bday. Our tradition is to always go to a new restaurant for dinner. But, now we need to do breakfast because of schedules.

I was thinking of Cecconi's since I've had good breakfasts there before and one can sit outside.

However, does anyone have another idea of somewhere along the same vein? Because of timing it would have to be west of La Cienega. (I know, I know so many parameters if there weren't I'd got to my all time fav Pacific Dining Car!!)

Many thanks in advance!

Pacific Dining Car
1310 W 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90017

8764 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood, CA 90069

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  1. hnsbmg RE: skane Aug 4, 2010 04:48 PM

    PDC Santa Monica is certainly west of La Cienega -- or is it too far west?

    Pacific Dining Car
    2700 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403

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      lil mikey RE: hnsbmg Aug 5, 2010 07:24 AM

      Just had the creole benedict at PDC in Santa Monica yesterday. Eggs poached perfectly, crab cake fresh and full of seafood flavor, with lots of crab and no detectable filler, fresh mushrooms and a delightful sauce that had just a hint of spiciness, and a breath of white wine. And they chop real baby chives over the top... not green onions.

      Potatoes Lyonnaise were also cooked to perfection, like scalloped potatoes without the white sauce, but with onions.

      Coffee was good, too.

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      AAQjr RE: skane Aug 4, 2010 05:25 PM

      La Grande Orange in Santa Monica has a good breakfast and a nice space.

      La Grande Orange - Santa Monica
      2000 N. Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405

      1. maxzook RE: skane Aug 4, 2010 06:46 PM

        My favorite breakfast on the Westside (between La Cienega and the 405), and one of my two or three favorite in L.A., is John O'Groats on Pico near Rancho Park. It's impossibly crowded on weekends, but if you go for a weekday breakfast you can usually walk in.

        Especially good pancakes, biscuits and benedicts, but I have never had anything on their breakfast menu that wasn't delightful

        John O'Groats
        10516 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064

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          TracyS RE: skane Aug 5, 2010 02:45 PM

          Lots of choices, although your definition of West LA spans more east than what most would consider. Some ideas -- Joe's, Anisette, FIG, Huckleberry, Amandine Patisserie, Snug Harbor, Bread & Porridge.

          1. Emme RE: skane Aug 5, 2010 08:15 PM

            you might like Porta Via in Beverly hills. good food, good space.

            Porta Via
            424 N. Canon Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

            1. mstinawu RE: skane Aug 6, 2010 01:07 PM

              26 Beach in Venice!! Nothing says breakfast like a scoop of ice cream with your waffles. =P

              26 Beach
              3100 Washington Blvd., Venice, CA 90292

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