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Where to get good breakfast AND good coffee

lauren_nic Jan 14, 2012 09:56 AM

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?

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    maudies5 RE: lauren_nic Jan 14, 2012 10:01 AM

    What part of town?

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      bulavinaka RE: lauren_nic Jan 14, 2012 10:07 AM

      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...

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        maudies5 RE: bulavinaka Jan 14, 2012 10:34 AM

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

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          bulavinaka RE: maudies5 Jan 14, 2012 11:06 AM

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

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            sushigirlie RE: maudies5 Jan 14, 2012 07:57 PM

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

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              baloney RE: sushigirlie Jan 14, 2012 09:53 PM

              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.

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          Fru RE: lauren_nic Jan 14, 2012 10:43 AM

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

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            mrshankly RE: Fru Jan 17, 2012 05:27 PM

            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.

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            lauren_nic RE: lauren_nic Jan 14, 2012 11:28 AM

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

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              lileor RE: lauren_nic Jan 14, 2012 02:35 PM

              I like the breakfast and french press coffee at BLD.

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                yummyinmytummy RE: lileor Jan 14, 2012 05:02 PM

                second BLD

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                  Bob Brooks RE: yummyinmytummy Jan 14, 2012 06:32 PM

                  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.

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                sushigirlie RE: lauren_nic Jan 14, 2012 07:59 PM

                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.

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                  archer RE: lauren_nic Jan 15, 2012 01:09 AM

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

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                    archer RE: archer Jan 15, 2012 01:11 AM

                    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).

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                      Servorg RE: archer Jan 15, 2012 05:48 AM

                      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

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                        lapizzamaven RE: Servorg Jan 15, 2012 03:50 PM

                        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.

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                        ozhead RE: archer Jan 21, 2012 11:19 AM

                        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.

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                      bruinike RE: lauren_nic Jan 15, 2012 08:06 PM

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

                      1. Dommy RE: lauren_nic Jan 15, 2012 09:31 PM

                        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...


                        1. Veggietales RE: lauren_nic Jan 19, 2012 12:01 PM

                          Bottega Louie

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

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                            Geo7 RE: lauren_nic Jan 21, 2012 08:26 AM

                            Urth Cafe. Medium latte, poached eggs, outdoor seating

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