For diehard British pub fans or outright expats, a big plate of English breakfast can be a truly warming experience. Filled with eggs, beans, bread, and meat, this hearty AM meal is available at some of greater Los Angeles’ most iconic pubs and restaurants, including the legendary Ye Olde King’s Head in Santa Monica. It’s a taste of home for many but well-known to all, and can be found from the Valley to Long Beach, and almost everywhere in between. Here now, 12 great places for a traditional full English breakfast.Read More
12 Places to Find a Proper English Breakfast in Los Angeles
From the Valley to Long Beach, these are the spots
1. Buchanan Arms Restaurant & Pub
41-year-old Buchanan Arms Restaurant & Pub is a Burbank mainstay, anchoring Burbank Boulevard with classic British fare and a mellow mood.
2. Robin Hood British Pub
The Valley hides more than a few British pub gems, Robin Hood in Sherman Oaks among them. The 36-year staple is still turning out pints, bangers, and breakfasts on the regular, along with plenty of American fare, of course. Best of all, they serve a full English breakfast here every single day.
3. Lucky Baldwin's Pub
Pasadena staple Lucky Baldwin’s has been playing to the Brit-loving masses for more than two decades. And while the focus has traditionally been on the company’s expansive beer collection, don’t forget the extended menu of classic meals as well.
4. The Fox and Hounds
Studio City Brit pub The Fox and Hounds is as much a sports bar as it is a home for classic British meals, including everyday fare like fish and chips and a few different takes on traditional English breakfast on weekends.
5. The Pikey
Available as part of the brunch menu at this longtime Hollywood restaurant, The Pikey opened partially in the former Ye Coach & Horses, a legendary pub and watering hole. Much of that pub interior remains in the bar area, which gives this English breakfast the perfect ambience to match with its polished traditional English breakfast.
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6. The Cat & Fiddle Pub & Restaurant
While it may not look like the most thoroughly traditional full English breakfast in town, the AM offering at The Cat & Fiddle is no less delicious. It helps that the family running this Hollywood institution has more than 30 years under their belt cooking classics just like this.
7. The Village Idiot
Melrose staple the Village Idiot is the quiet kind of British gastropub, working a menu that does indeed offer fish and chips and a burger, as well as a few variations on traditional breakfast available during brunch.
Despite being an anchor as an upscale Italian restaurant for greater West Hollywood, Cecconi’s does indeed also serve a full English breakfast. The daytime dish is a nod to the company’s beginnings in Mayfair in 1978.
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9. Ye Olde King's Head
Ye Olde King’s Head (or just King’s Head, for those more familiar) is undeniably the most famous British pub in Santa Monica, and maybe all of LA. That’s due in no small part to the pub’s location so close to the beach, but it’s also a reflection of the place’s 40-plus-year legacy.
10. Cock 'n Bull
While other British pubs may earn more praise, there’s something so charming about the low-key Cock ‘n Bull Pub on Lincoln Boulevard in Santa Monica. The place only has to focus on showing soccer, pouring pints, and offering classic British pub fare, and it more than excels in all three arenas.
11. London's Pub & Grill
Artesia is far less known than, say, Santa Monica for its British expat population, but that hasn’t stopped London’s Pub & Grill from becoming a mainstay along Artesia Boulevard — particularly when it comes to cold beer and weekend plates of breakfast.
12. The Auld Dubliner
Though technically listed as a “full Irish breakfast” on the menu, the 15-year-old Auld Dubliner in Long Beach’s signature breakfast does indeed carry all of the same ingredients as the more commonly-seen full English breakfast.