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Breakfast in Beverly Hills


Looking for reasonable breakfast in B.H., not a fan of hotel dining so looking to get out and about within the city.

Any ideas?


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  1. Can't go wrong with Nate 'n Al's Deli.

    Nate 'n Al's Deli & Restaurant
    414 N Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

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        1. re: westsidegal

          y'know, i like nate 'n al's for the nostalgia of it all, and spotting the occasional old timey type famous person, but it is neither reasonable nor very good.

          1. re: linus

            they are the only establishment that has figured out how to cook matzo brei with onions properly.
            the onions need to be sauteed and caramelized separately BEFORE ever mixing them into the egg mixture.
            every other deli at which i've tried this dish, messes it up.
            only nate 'n al's will take the extra step so that the onions do not have a steamed/stewed quality AND the eggs never have a rubbery quality.
            so, for me, this is not a nostalgia issue, this is an issue of the restaurant cooking a dish RIGHT as opposed to cooking it efficiently.

            1. re: westsidegal

              it's keen you've found something swell to eat at nate 'n al's. i'm not normally a matzo brei person, but perhaps i'll try that next time i'm there.
              i have had some of the smoked fish dishes, sandwiches, chopped liver, coffee, juice, soup and found them straight outta meh-ville.

              1. re: linus

                have been sticking to their matzo brei for some time now because i rarely get to BH and Nate 'n Al's is the only place that cooks matzo brei as well as i do, with none of the hassle of shopping/cooking/cleanng nor the waste of throwing out the unused matzo.

                used to like their sandwiches. especially liked that the bread crust was always crisp while the inside part was alway soft. many, many, delis think nothing of serving sandwiches on cold bread in which the starch has already started to set up.

                never found any "old-style" deli here or in new york with actual good coffee or good juice. it's just not an old-time deli thing, and nate 'n al's is definitely an "old time" deli.

                their noodle kugel is made in the style my grandmother used in the early 1900's in Brooklyn-- the style that started in the days of "ice boxes" when refrigerated ingredients were considered to be luxuries. . . . .

                gotta admit though, never tried greengrass so maybe that's where the good coffee and juice are located. . . .

              2. re: westsidegal

                how's about the grill on the alley for their famed corned beef hash and eggs???

                1. re: kevin

                  G on the A more of a lunch place since they don't open until 11:30 AM

                  1. re: Servorg

                    Yeah, just remembered that. But it's breakfast to the Hollywood movers and shakers you wake up and begin the day after noon.

                  2. re: kevin

                    loved that place when i had an expense account.
                    top flight ingredients.
                    consistently careful execution.
                    never had a bad meal there.

          2. The Farm of Beverly Hills

            I think they do a great brunch/breakfast menu, not such a big fan of lunch/dinner.

            Farm of Beverly Hills
            439 N. Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

            1. If, when you say, you are not a fan of hotel dining I take it to mean staying in the hotel you are in for breakfast (or lunch or dinner)? If you aren't staying at the Pink Palace (the Beverly Hills Hotel) on Sunset Blvd. I would say that catching breakfast at The Fountain Coffee Shop http://www.beverlyhillshotel.com/the-... there would be worth the calories (I'm partial to the Belgian Pecan Waffle with a side of bacon) and to take in the "time warp" splendor of the hotel and its grounds. Just outside the Beverly Hills boundary proper is John O'Groat's on Pico Blvd in West L.A. for excellent pancakes and French Press coffee.

              If you do decide to take in the Beverly Hills Hotel and you want to avoid the valet parking ransom exchange then park on Lexington and stroll through the garden path up to the hotel. It's not far and it's a very beautiful and pleasant amble.

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

              Beverly Hills Hotel
              9641 W Sunset Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

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              1. Barney Greengrass at the top of Barney's is outstanding for breakfast. Sit on the outdoor patio.

                Barney Greengrass Restaurant
                9570 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90212

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                1. re: BSW6490

                  What's good for breakfast at Greengrass?

                  1. re: kevin

                    the various smoked and cured fish there are excellent, though not necessarily cheap.

                2. BreadBar is a very nice option. Much more reasonably priced than Nate n Al's and Barney Greengrass.

                  Barney Greengrass Restaurant
                  9570 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90212

                  1. When I lived in Beverly Hills, my favorite breakfast spot was La Provence on Olympic. Nice pastries, coffee, and egg dishes.

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                    1. re: aching

                      I like the casual ambiance and good food at the Brighton Coffee Shop on Brighton and Camden

                      Brighton Coffee Shop
                      9600 Brighton Way, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

                      1. re: aching

                        Absolutely second AND third that - lunch is terrific too - just bought two crusty sandwiches with butter, cheese and ham to eat on the plane when we went to Spain a couple of weeks ago.

                      2. As a Beverly Hills resident for more than a decade, my top BH restaurants for breakfast would be:
                        -La Provence (mentioned by Aching)-- Great food, divine pastries, yummy coffee and super cute location. Also, ample free parking.
                        -Champs Elysees on Robertson is also great-- owned and run by a nice French man. A true local's spot- delicious food, free parking, but the ambiance (if that is what you are going for) is a bit "rougher" than La Provence.
                        -Barney's Greengrass (mentioned by BSW6490) is very nice, but a bit pricey. Nice scene, nice food... I'd pick this location if you want more of a dress-up/sceney breakfast. You'll most likely spot a few celebrities while eating here!

                        1. If blueberry pancakes have any appeal, consider Porta Via. It's on Canon Drive in the heart of BH and has a very nice patio.

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

                          1. If you have a car, try breakfast at Clementine's in Century City.

                            1. Another good breakfast choice is Il Forenio.

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                              1. re: Gault

                                Do you mean Il Fornaio?

                                Il Fornaio
                                301 N.Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

                                1. re: aching

                                  Yes. You say Fornaio, I say Forenio. Sorry. Also, even though hotel dining was nixed, the counter diner at the BH Hotel is a classic.

                                  1. re: Gault

                                    I asked the OP about the "no hotel dining" statement they made up above and they replied that they were only referring to the hotel they were staying in (evidently they are not staying in the Beverly Hills Hotel up on Sunset) so the Fountain Coffee Shop is fair game as far as a breakfast destination is concerned.

                                    1. re: Gault

                                      I was hoping it was some great new Italian joint I hadn't heard of. =)

                                2. if you're looking for non-hotel and reasonable, Champagne bakery on S. Beverly is always packed and has decent croissants and crepes. I like Coupa on Canon for a good cappuccino.

                                  speaking of crepes, two new places have opened recently (is 2 a trend?)—Harajuku on Little Santa Monica, although it doesn't open till 10, and Vive la Crepe on Camden. maybe crepes are the latest BH breakfast must-have.


                                  Coupa Cafe
                                  419 N Canon Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210