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Early AM bike-worthy eats

I have a wonderful yet tricky schedule. I get off work at 4:30am and have a great opportunity to get my bike ride before the traffic gets crazy. I'm trying to find places within a 15 mile radius of my house (in mid-town/Koreatown) that will serve a slightly sweaty customer at such an hour.

It doesn't have to be breakfast food, necessarily. I can ride as far as Santa Monica, Pasadena, the SG Valley, or Burbank, for example. I would prefer that any place I go to be open by 6:30 or I probably won't beat the traffic.

Thanks in advance!

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  1. I ride in the middle of the night by choice, so I too look for early opening places. Immediately Fred 62 springs to mind. It's open 24/7 so the time factor isn't an issue. Another great place for 24/7 food that is close to you is Farmers Boy. Breakfast served all day. If you want to experience Korean food then Hodori is open 24/7 also and should be right in your neighborhood.

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    Farmer Boys
    726 S Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90021

    Fred 62
    1854 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027

    Hodori Restaurant
    1001 S Vermont Ave Ste 101, Los Angeles, CA 90006

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    1. re: Servorg

      Thanks for this. I just had a Farmer Boy's breakfast burrito last weekend!

      1. re: lebong

        Another 24/7 place I regularly hit up is the Big Tomy's on Sawtelle and Pico - especially for their chorizo breakfast burrito or an omelet.

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        Big Tomy's
        11289 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064

        1. re: Servorg

          A couple of other thoughts which are geographically desirable to your location and are both 24/7. The Standard Coffee shop (you can see their "Overnight" menu - served from 11PM to 6AM - here http://www.standardhotels.com/upload/... ) downtown and (if you are in somewhat of a splurge mode) Pacific Dining Car.

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

          The Restaurant at the Standard, Downtown LA
          550 South Flower Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071

    2. I don't know if it's bike worthy but C&J Café on Pico (about a block West of Hauser) opens at 6.30 AM weekdays. http://cjscafe.net/default.aspx

      1. if you feel like riding over to Mar Vista, there's Pepy's Galley in the bowling alley that opens at 6 am, I believe.

        Rae's on Pico again in West LA is a decent diner... good biscuit and gravy... i think also open at 6

        once more west LA, the Omelette Parlor on Main.

        on La Brea... I can't remember the intersection, but I believe it's Lucy's... 24/7

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        Pepy's Galley
        12125 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066

        Omelette Parlor
        2732 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405

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        1. re: Emme

          on La Brea... I can't remember the intersection, but I believe it's Lucy's... 24/7
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          it's between Pico & San Vicente

        2. Four Sea (aka Si Hai)
          708 E Las Tunas Dr., San Gabriel
          (626) 285-8369
          Opens at 6:30 am (sometimes earlier if there are tour buses)

          Tonny's
          843 E Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena
          (626) 797-0866
          Opens at 6 am (call to make sure this is still the case)

          1. other places in Hollywood besides Fred 62 that are open 24 hours:
            Benito's
            Kitchen 24
            El Gran Burrito

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            Fred 62
            1854 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027

            El Gran Burrito
            4716 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029

            Kitchen 24
            1610 N Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

            1. The Pantry is the first place that comes to my mind.

              1. If you've got the proper gearing, do a hill workout through Highland Park and Mt Washington, then descend into Elysian Park for breakfast at Nick's Cafe. Opens at 5:30 and has the best hash&eggs this side of Harris Ranch.

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                1. re: Bradbury

                  Sounds great! I'm going to try this.

                  1. re: lebong

                    Nick's actually is best known for their ham.

                2. Corner Cottage in Burbank... breakfast burrito... you'll be going back home much more slowly from the weight gain, but damn it's good.

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                  Corner Cottage
                  310 S Victory Blvd, Burbank, CA 91502

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                  1. re: Das Ubergeek

                    Oh, yeah. Corner Cottage is perfect for me! What you say is true about the slow ride back.

                  2. Julienne's in San Marino.
                    2649 Mission Street
                    Pasadena, CA 91108
                    Open Mon-Sat 7:30am-3:30pm