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Healthy breakfast?

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. 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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    1. re: Servorg

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

        1. re: katealexa

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

          1. re: Savour

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

            1. re: ipsedixit

              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.

              1. re: aventinus

                .... 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.

                1. re: aventinus

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

                2. re: ipsedixit

                  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.

                  1. re: Savour

                    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.

                    1. re: ipsedixit

                      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.

                      1. re: ipsedixit

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

            2. 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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              1. re: CharlesKochel

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

                1. 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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                  1. re: aventinus

                    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...