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Churro French Toast at Trois Familia
Churro French Toast at Trois Familia
Corey Marshall

12 Great French Toasts to Try in LA

For those who walk on the sweet side.

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Churro French Toast at Trois Familia
| Corey Marshall

The weekends are for reveling in the most indulgent of foods, and few morning meals compare to the classic French toast. When thick slices of bread are soaked in eggy custard, fried in butter, and doused in syrup and other sweet toppings, it's hard to end up with something that isn't delicious. Nevertheless, there are a few breakfast specialists in Los Angeles that have mastered the art of the perfect French toast. Whether it be covered in cinnamon sugar or rolled in crunchy corn flakes, here are some of the best in the city:

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Blu Jam Café

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There are few French toasts more celebrated than that of Blu Jam. The Melrose eatery isn’t playing around with its egg brioche that is battered, rolled in corn flakes, griddled, and topped with berries and powdered sugar.

Trois Familia

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When churros meet French toast, you have one hell of a breakfast meal.

The Original Philippe

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It’s all about the classics at Philippe, and the same goes for its French toast. Thick egg bread is cinnamon battered, and probably comes pretty close to your favorite childhood memories of the dish. Add bacon on top to up the gut-busting ante.

République

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The French toast at Republique is a behemoth of extra-thick brioche soaked overnight in custard. The buttery crust that gives way to the silky interior is the archetype of the brunch staple.

Fred 62

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This classic 24/7 diner in the heart of Los Feliz has French toast the way it was meant to be. Thick, fluffy, and begging to be drenched in syrup and butter. To go crazier, get the bearded mister frenchy, encrusted with corn flakes.

It’s little surprise that Suzanne Goin’s longstanding a.o.c. makes one of the most indulgent French toasts in town. Hers is flecked with vanilla bean and topped with brown-butter bourbon, apples, pecans, and mascarpone whip or strawberries and pistachios, depending on the season.

Canele Restaurant

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“Thick-cut” is a descriptor that tends to signify delicious things. At Canele, the thick-cut French toast comes in the form of super caramelized baguette that has the optional toping of poached prunes and mascarpone, which is, of course, a necessary addition.

Rutts Hawaiian Cafe

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Hawaiian bread french toast topped with powdered sugar. It only tastes right with Aunt Jemima syrup.

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Herringbone

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Brian Malarkey's oceanside restaurant has an Instagram-ready ricotta-stuffed french toast topped with fresh fruit and warm maple syrup for brunch.

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The Coffee Co

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This Westchester gem uses Hawaiian Bread for its French toast, making the morning specialty just a little sweeter and more custardy. And just minutes from the airport, is a convenient and comforting pre-flight meal.

Square One Dining

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Square One’s brioche French toast can be topped with bourbon-pecans, banana-citrus caramel, or seasonal fruit topping. There’s even amusing views of Scientologists as an added bonus.

What has become a Downtown brunch standby, Ledlow offers an egg-ceptional French toast that is piled high with blueberries and mascarpone.

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Blu Jam Café

There are few French toasts more celebrated than that of Blu Jam. The Melrose eatery isn’t playing around with its egg brioche that is battered, rolled in corn flakes, griddled, and topped with berries and powdered sugar.

Trois Familia

When churros meet French toast, you have one hell of a breakfast meal.

The Original Philippe

It’s all about the classics at Philippe, and the same goes for its French toast. Thick egg bread is cinnamon battered, and probably comes pretty close to your favorite childhood memories of the dish. Add bacon on top to up the gut-busting ante.

République

The French toast at Republique is a behemoth of extra-thick brioche soaked overnight in custard. The buttery crust that gives way to the silky interior is the archetype of the brunch staple.

Fred 62

This classic 24/7 diner in the heart of Los Feliz has French toast the way it was meant to be. Thick, fluffy, and begging to be drenched in syrup and butter. To go crazier, get the bearded mister frenchy, encrusted with corn flakes.

A.O.C.

It’s little surprise that Suzanne Goin’s longstanding a.o.c. makes one of the most indulgent French toasts in town. Hers is flecked with vanilla bean and topped with brown-butter bourbon, apples, pecans, and mascarpone whip or strawberries and pistachios, depending on the season.

Canele Restaurant

“Thick-cut” is a descriptor that tends to signify delicious things. At Canele, the thick-cut French toast comes in the form of super caramelized baguette that has the optional toping of poached prunes and mascarpone, which is, of course, a necessary addition.

Rutts Hawaiian Cafe

Matthew Kang

Hawaiian bread french toast topped with powdered sugar. It only tastes right with Aunt Jemima syrup.

Matthew Kang

Herringbone

Marie Buck

Brian Malarkey's oceanside restaurant has an Instagram-ready ricotta-stuffed french toast topped with fresh fruit and warm maple syrup for brunch.

Marie Buck

The Coffee Co

This Westchester gem uses Hawaiian Bread for its French toast, making the morning specialty just a little sweeter and more custardy. And just minutes from the airport, is a convenient and comforting pre-flight meal.

Square One Dining

Square One’s brioche French toast can be topped with bourbon-pecans, banana-citrus caramel, or seasonal fruit topping. There’s even amusing views of Scientologists as an added bonus.

Ledlow

What has become a Downtown brunch standby, Ledlow offers an egg-ceptional French toast that is piled high with blueberries and mascarpone.

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