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Early AM bike-worthy eats

lebong Jul 7, 2011 01:20 AM

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. Servorg RE: lebong Jul 7, 2011 06:25 AM

    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.

    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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      lebong RE: Servorg Jul 7, 2011 10:54 PM

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

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        Servorg RE: lebong Jul 8, 2011 04:23 AM

        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.

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

        1. re: Servorg
          Servorg RE: Servorg Jul 8, 2011 07:22 AM

          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.

          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

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      bad nono RE: lebong Jul 7, 2011 05:27 PM

      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. Emme RE: lebong Jul 7, 2011 07:27 PM

        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

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

        Omelette Parlor
        2732 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405

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          goodhealthgourmet RE: Emme Jul 7, 2011 08:26 PM

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

        2. ipsedixit RE: lebong Jul 7, 2011 08:19 PM

          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)

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

          1. goodhealthgourmet RE: lebong Jul 7, 2011 08:26 PM

            other places in Hollywood besides Fred 62 that are open 24 hours:
            Kitchen 24
            El Gran Burrito

            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

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              sushigirlie RE: lebong Jul 7, 2011 09:05 PM

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

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                Bradbury RE: lebong Jul 7, 2011 09:18 PM

                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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                  lebong RE: Bradbury Jul 7, 2011 10:00 PM

                  Sounds great! I'm going to try this.

                  1. re: lebong
                    nosh RE: lebong Jul 8, 2011 05:00 PM

                    Nick's actually is best known for their ham.

                2. Das Ubergeek RE: lebong Jul 7, 2011 09:31 PM

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

                  Corner Cottage
                  310 S Victory Blvd, Burbank, CA 91502

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                    lebong RE: Das Ubergeek Jul 7, 2011 09:59 PM

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

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                    JR90021 RE: lebong Jul 8, 2011 06:16 PM

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

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