The diner. The coffee shop. It's a style of restaurant that's as definitive as the city of Los Angeles itself. As car culture expanded across Southern California (and the nation), places both small and large opened up across town, boasting good food and comfortable dining rooms with flashy neon signs, expansive roof lines, and large windows. They were those comfort joints where everyone from celebrities to the hoi polloi could enjoy a solid breakfast, lunch or dinner for a reasonable price. Hollywood took to these modest haunts, using them as backdrops in scenes for every conceivable genre. Here now, Eater presents a guide to iconic greasy spoons in Los Angeles, along with recommendations on what to order at each spot.