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American breakfast

Hi L.A. Hounds, the family and I are visiting. Staying in San Gabriel area. Would love reco for American breakfast -- pancakes, omelets, etc -- on our way to universal studios (have had plenty of delicious Chinese breakfast -- the choices here are overwhelming, actually :) many thanks in advance.

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  1. If you are coming up the 101 freeway from SGV I would be inclined to try The Waffle http://thewafflehollywood.com/ in Hollywood just off the freeway on Sunset Blvd.

    1. Nickel Diner in DTLA

      1. Nick's Cafe is a classic! They make their own ham. Amazing biscuits and gravy, be sure to try the salsa! The Pantry is classic American also, ham & cheese omelet, pancakes and a good salsa also, Nick's is where I go 90% of the time!

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        1. re: Burger Boy

          +1 for Nick's Cafe.

          Get the deep fried home fries (yum!) and, in addition to their famous ham, and fab egg benedicts, their pancakes are surprisingly good.

          1. re: happybaker

            If you decide on Nick's, go to Groupon and get to the Los Angeles pages -- there was a discount available just a couple days ago.

        2. The Griddle Cafe on Sunset Blvd at Fairfax has pancakes bigger than your head.
          http://www.thegriddlecafe.com

          1. Pie N Burger, Pasadena.