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Oct 25, 2011 12:45 PM

Business breakfast downtown: new possibilities?

I still belong to the same networking group which calls upon me to have a business breakfast with two other members at least once a month. So, are there new GOOD places downtown?

Here's what I know so far:

PDC: Good, but PRICEY,...

Pantry: crowded, noisy, it is what it is...same for Philipe's; neither conducive to much conversation below a yell..

The hotels: generally quiet (except for the Standard), but painfully overpriced...

Nickel Diner: guess it depends on what biz you think I'm in....

The chains (IHOP, Denny's) too depressing; if we at least had a NORM's, or Copper Penny, fer cryin' out loud....

Daily Grill: Doesn't do breakfast anymore.

Botegga Louie: SLOW service, and even at breakfast, mind-bogglingly loud...

So what else is around?

Nickel Diner
524 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

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  1. You might enjoy Cafe Nine. Definitely a "Hidden Los Angeles" spot.

    Cafe Nine
    453 S Spring St Ste 900, Los Angeles, CA 90013

    9 Replies
    1. re: Servorg

      What about Philippe the Original? See breakfast menu here:

      Philippe the Original
      1001 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

      1. re: Servorg

        My last suggestion: Farmer Boys:

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

        1. re: Servorg

          see the line referencing Pantry, above; I like their food, but their ambiance does not scream "business breakfast"....

        2. re: Servorg

          Looks tasty, but they don't start til 8:30. Outside of Silverlake, who the heck STARTS serving breakfast at 8:30?

          1. re: silverlakebodhisattva

            Farmer Boys makes up for them by serving 24/7/365

            1. re: Servorg

              as does the Pantry. I'm old enough that I still remember Vickman's as a go-to breakfast place; IIRC they were open 2 am to 2 pm....

              ...and while I think Huyge ("Hyge"? "Hyuge"?) (That Danish place!) has great baked goods, they really don't have much of anywhere to sit and eat...

              1. re: silverlakebodhisattva

                Hygge is what you're thinking of.

                Yorkshire Deli? Probably not a vast improvement over the Pantry in terms of ambience but at least a change of scenery.

                Engine Co. opens at 7:30

                1. re: soniabegonia

                  Sonia, I had no idea that Engine Co. 28 was open for breakfast during the week. Thanks for the info. Here is their breakfast menu:

            2. re: silverlakebodhisattva

              "Outside of Silverlake, who the heck STARTS serving breakfast at 8:30?"

              LOL, Local...

          2. Aloha Cafe, in Little Tokyo. Corner of 2nd & Central.

            Great island-style brekkies. Casual.

            1. Langer's! #80 - CORNED BEEF or PASTRAMI Pancake Style Includes Home Fried Potatoes and Choice of Toast.

              Langer's Delicatessen
              704 S Alvarado St, Los Angeles, CA 90057

              1. I was going to say Tiara Cafe but they only serve breakfast on the weekends.

                So, how about Pete's Cafe?

                Or, Gram and Papa's?