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Nicks coffee shop on pico

kevin Apr 2, 2012 09:25 PM

What do you guys think?

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    pammi Apr 3, 2012 07:48 AM

    I am hesitant to say anything,since this has been our go-to breakfast spot for over 30 years. Frankly we love it as part of that group of restaurants,like the Apple Pan orLangers or Phillipes French dip, that remind any LA resident of what life was like 30 -40 years ago. Nothing has changed,and that's a good thing. I'm guessing the griddle hasn't been cleaned in decades :) Everything is yummy,comforting and fattening. big pancakes,hot chocolate with mountains of whipped cream, patty melts,Farmer John sausages. I grew up with all of this, then my daughter, now the grand kids. thank goodness they have tables big enough.. no more-my mouth is watering! Hope this answers your questions. please don't ell anyone about this place. Thanks!

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      lad1818 Apr 3, 2012 04:20 PM

      I love this place so much I want to marry it.

      Blueberry walnut pancakes!!!!

      Nick and his family are really nice folks too.

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      munchette Apr 11, 2012 09:38 AM

      Doesn't sound like the Nick's of the last couple of years. Used to go there a lot, but then the prices spiked & portions got MUCH smaller (no more doggie bags for me at Nick's), so we stopped going.

      Maybe things have improved - will have to drop by again.

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        pschachter Apr 11, 2012 10:39 AM

        tasty place but it is no where near west hollywood

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          Servorg Apr 11, 2012 10:45 AM

          "...but it is no where near west hollywood"

          I'll bite...who said it was (since you seem to be disputing that "fact" for some reason)?

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            kevin Apr 11, 2012 03:22 PM

            yeah, i don't no why either.

            servorg, have you tried nick's ? or i'm presuming you stick to pann's usually ?

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              Servorg Apr 11, 2012 04:24 PM

              Lately I've been glued to John O'Groat's on Pico. It's closer to me and I am seriously in lust with their pancakes. We were planning on going to Pann's last Saturday but somehow detoured to Rutt's on Washington instead.

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                kevin Apr 11, 2012 05:50 PM

                on that note, rutt's has loco moco on the menu?

                i think i'll have to try nick's by this wknd.

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                  Servorg Apr 11, 2012 07:32 PM

                  Rutt's moco is indeed loco...

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                    kevin Apr 11, 2012 10:24 PM

                    Ok, but first nick's.

                    and now that i have taken a gander at nick's menu, it is quite encycolepidic.

                    i will have to probably report back after a few visits.

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          funkycold Apr 11, 2012 03:45 PM

          I love this place. Great family establishment with the best greasy spoon fair. I admit I have mostly eaten there for breakfast so I can tell you that everything is greasy and good. Bacon, sausage, fluffy eggs, pancakes, juevos rancheros, corn beef hash and the best hash browns. Everyone is friendly and the prices are fair for the location.

          The only non-breakfast item I have had there was the burger which was fine.

          For years I use to pass by here without ever stopping until one morning I saw about 8 LAPD motorcycles and 4 squad cars parked in front. I knew there was something up and I tried it the next day. I have been a fan ever since. I don't live in the neighborhood any more so I definitely miss it but I try and stop by whenever I am there on a weekend morning.

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            CLowe Jan 28, 2013 06:45 PM

            I love Nick's. I have never had anything but extremely pleasant service there, and breakfast is always solid. Prices are very low, I think. I dream of their hash browns specifically.

            I agree with Servorg that John O'Groats is also amazing. The potato pancakes are killer and so are the biscuits.

            Did you ever make it to either place, Kevin?

            1. re: CLowe
              Servorg Jan 28, 2013 07:26 PM

              Here is a link to my review of Nick's. Still trying to get back to try more items: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7142...

              I was very pleased with their hash browns, which have only recently been surpassed on my recent foray to Fred62.

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                kevin Jan 28, 2013 07:30 PM

                Yea, now I've been a few times. But every time I go it's either on a weekend or a holiday, and even though I'm just grabbing a city at the counter, it takes more than an hour wait. This happened on every occasion.

                Now on to the food, the huevos rancheros was pretty good if heavy. This is definitely a greasy spoon.

                But I was not at all a fan of their poached eggs, nor their patty melts which was not good at all, but their chocolate chip pancakes was not half bad.

                Let's put it this way, if I didn't have to wait (or maybe wait 10 or 20 minutes), and I was already in the 'hood and I ordered those huevos rancheros again, which i did on my last visit, or maybe a scramble with hh salami then its worth it.

                anyhow, to me, now Pann's in the epitome, paragon, paradigm of what a coffee shoppe should be. Nuff said, fo fucking show.

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