HOME > Chowhound > Los Angeles Area >

Discussion

Where to get good breakfast AND good coffee

We're always trying to find places the offer good food and good coffee (not just the boring old brew stuff) - espresso, fresh beans. Any ideas?

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
Delete
    1. Off the bat, I'd pick one of maudie5's favorites (and mine) - Milo and Olive. They have a great pedigree (Huckleberry, Rustic Canyon, Sweet Rose Creamery), and the serve coffee from Verve Coffee Roasters in Santa Cruz...

      4 Replies
      1. re: bulavinaka

        Milo and Olive opens at 7:00, Huckleberry opens at 8:00. Wider selection of cooked breakfast items at Huckleberry.

        1. re: maudies5

          You wouldn't have to drag me to either. :)

          1. re: maudies5

            The coffee at Huckleberry isn't anything special, but it's decent.

            1. re: sushigirlie

              I'd say decent is even being generous. The cappuccino from M&O is even worse; the guy clearly did not know what he was doing(I additionally saw him butchering some poor woman's latte concoction afterwards, it was almost funny watching his confused/stoned face glancing around him to see if anyone was witnessing what he was doing). Such a shame wasting quality beans.

        2. While not my absolute favorite breakfast, Black Cow in Montrose has great coffee options including French Press.

          1 Reply
          1. re: Fru

            I agree... Black Cow has excellent coffee. They were using Royal Supreme blend from LAMill but they've recently switched it out for another great blend (can't remember off the top of my head). Their cornbread skillets are the best item on the menu, IMHO.

          2. We live mid-city but we're willing to go to other neighborhoods.

            1. I like the breakfast and french press coffee at BLD.

              2 Replies
                1. re: yummyinmytummy

                  Third this. Also, Il Fornaio has great coffee (various locations) and very good bread. If you order carefully, you can get a good breakfast there, too.

              1. Not a sit down breakfast place, but Gjelina Take away has good breakfast eats and good coffee. It's very hard to find good coffee at good restaurants for some reason.

                1. Sweet Butter in Sherman Oaks has delicious breakfasts (great eggs, pastries, hot cereal, etc) and serves excellent Intelligensia coffee.

                  4 Replies
                  1. re: archer

                    Also highly recommend Nat's Early Bite for great breakfast, ranging from classics to delicious, spicy Mexican-style choices; their coffee though is just adequate (but drinkable).

                    1. re: archer

                      John O'Groats has good food and good coffee (even their regular coffee is quite good) and they offer French Press as well.

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

                      John O'Groats
                      16120 Ventura Blvd, Encino, CA 91436

                      1. re: Servorg

                        I second servorg...been frequenting the Ventura Blvd branch the last year.quite tasty and reasonable...excellent coffee, excellent biscuits, excellent bacon, salads, fries, pretty good burgers..o good pancakes too.

                      2. re: archer

                        Or if you are farther west, Nat's West on Topanga Canyon a block east of Roscoe. But archer is right, the coffee is only adequate.

                    2. Kings Road Cafe, Huckleberry, BLD, Gjelina Take Away (limited offerings)

                      1. My. Favorite for when the coffee (espresso) really matters is Proof... Their quiche is AMAZING & the Cognoscenti Espresso pulls are weep worthy...

                        But the vibe is very casual & the quiche sells out quick, so get there before 10a...

                        --Dommy

                        1. Bottega Louie

                          -----
                          Bottega Louie
                          700 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90017

                          1. Urth Cafe. Medium latte, poached eggs, outdoor seating