Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. Even if my day starts at 4 p.m. after a long night out. And lucky for me, L.A. has plenty of great breakfast spots that offer up everything from hotcakes to tofu hash. I’d be happy to start my day at any one of these restaurants (and I frequently do).
I always start off with a Ball and a Biscuit before digging in to the Sunny Side Cup. It’s baked eggs on polenta with spinach, garlic, and parm. And it’s amazing. Oh. And they’re kind of famous for their homemade pop tarts and maple glazed bacon donuts. I mean…
Eating here makes me feel like I’m in NYC, and I love NYC. Service is attentive, and the brunch items are imaginative enough without being alienating. Try the duck hash or steak and eggs, which is served with a spinach and mushroom herb soft scramble.
Eat here for the ultimate greasy spoon experience. And for their “Real Food, Real People, Real Diner” approach to breakfast. Their ham and eggs are some of the best in town, and their pancakes taste just like Mom’s.
I respect any establishment that flat irons its bacon. And the psychedelic cupcakes are worth the trip alone. Who says you can’t have dessert for breakfast? There are plenty of winning choices on the menu, including seven different omelets, sloppy tofu hash, and oh yeah, a breakfast burger.
The Country Kitchen
Stopping at the Country Kitchen en route to the beach has become a ritual. Happiness is a warm breakfast burrito. And this Malibu beach shack serves them all. day. long.
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