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katealexa May 12, 2013 10:07 PM

I'm looking for a healthy but not too expensive breakfast. Things like whole wheat pancakes, interesting egg dishes...thanks!

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  1. Servorg RE: katealexa May 13, 2013 05:09 AM

    What area are you looking at for this? LA is a BIG place...That said a place like Hugo's http://hugosrestaurant.com/menu/break... would probably work based on your post.

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      katealexa RE: Servorg May 13, 2013 09:08 AM

      Not too picky about location - Mid-Wilshire, Hancock Park, Downtown, near USC, Westwood, Brentwood, Culver City, probably willing to drive to Santa Monica...

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        Servorg RE: katealexa May 13, 2013 09:14 AM

        Try Millie's http://www.milliescafe.net/index2.html on Sunset as well as Cafe Stella http://cafestella.com/ at Sunset Junction.

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          Savour RE: katealexa May 14, 2013 11:44 AM

          Le Pain Quotidien has some great breakfast options. Favorite location is the one on Melrose.

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            ipsedixit RE: Savour May 14, 2013 08:59 PM

            LPQ has no great breakfast options -- healthy, or otherwise.

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              aventinus RE: ipsedixit May 14, 2013 09:29 PM

              It's pretty lackluster, but IMO, it's extremely hard to find anything decent for breakfast in America. So I would definitely say LPQ is one of the best breakfast bets around.

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                ipsedixit RE: aventinus May 15, 2013 08:38 AM

                .... it's extremely hard to find anything decent for breakfast in America.
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                What "America"?

                South America? Central America?

                Cuz, here in the U.S. of A., it's mighty easy to find good breakfast, and you can fall out of bed half-ass drunk and find "decent" breakfast.

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                  MissBubbles RE: aventinus May 15, 2013 08:40 AM

                  Really? I think good breakfast is one of the easier things to find in the US.

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                  Savour RE: ipsedixit May 15, 2013 09:44 AM

                  It depends on what you're looking for. I quite like their soft boiled egg. I mean, it's not fancy, but it's something I enjoy for breakfast. The oatmeal is also not bad, though I'd rather eat oatmeal at home. It's not in the grand tradition of American BREAKFAST but that usually isn't "healthy" in the same way I thought the OP might mean. Personally, I pretty much always choose the strata and a scone from the Little Flower Cafe over LPQ, but then I think whole wheat pancakes are probably an abomination.

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                    ipsedixit RE: Savour May 15, 2013 09:53 AM

                    Here's the thing.

                    The only times I will settle for a place like LPQ is when I'm traveling and it is both convenient and I'm under a time constraint to grab something quick with a cup of coffee.

                    But I'd rather shave my eyebrows and go browless for the rest of my life than eat at LPQ in a city where I actually own or rent an abode.

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                      Savour RE: ipsedixit May 15, 2013 10:10 AM

                      I really like their egg salad. Capers, anchovies on top. I usually make it myself, but it's a good sandwich. As I said, I don't usually go there for breakfast but they do have a lot of food that a lot of people would consider "healthy" (like chia seeds and agave syrup) and it's IME a step up from eating at Whole Foods.

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                        mwhitmore RE: ipsedixit May 15, 2013 10:13 AM

                        Hey, I like my eyebrows! Still, I have never tried LPQ, so I can't say for sure.

            2. CharlesKochel RE: katealexa May 13, 2013 07:56 AM

              Cora's
              http://www.corascoffee.com/

              Jack and Jills
              http://www.eatatjacknjills.com/

              are both very good breakfast destinations in SM, Servorg is correct, if you can tighten up your search re: location and what you are looking for, it might be easier to pinpoint some suggestions.

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                katealexa RE: CharlesKochel May 13, 2013 09:08 AM

                Not too picky about location - Mid-Wilshire, Hancock Park, Downtown, near USC, Westwood, Brentwood, Culver City, probably willing to drive to Santa Monica

              2. MissBubbles RE: katealexa May 13, 2013 05:25 PM

                Try Four Cafe in Eagle Rock. http://fourcafe.net/Four_Cafe/Four_Ca...

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                  aventinus RE: katealexa May 14, 2013 07:22 PM

                  Try Gjelina take away. They have, for example, whole grain toasts with avocado. You might also try a good Whole Foods.

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                    katealexa RE: aventinus May 24, 2013 07:30 PM

                    So funny you mentioned Whole Foods - I LOVE Whole Foods for ANY meal! I wish it was acceptable to actually go out to eat there...

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