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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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1. Blu Jam Café

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7371 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 951-9191
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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.

2. Trois Familia

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3510 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(323) 725-7800
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When churros meet French toast, you have one hell of a breakfast meal.

3. The Original Philippe

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1001 N Alameda St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 617-3781
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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.

4. République

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624 S LA Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(310) 362-6115
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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.

5. Fred 62

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1850 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 667-0062
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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.

6. A.O.C.

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8700 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 653-6359
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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.

7. Canele Restaurant

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3219 Glendale Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90039
(323) 666-7133
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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.

8. Rutts Hawaiian Cafe

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12114 W Washington Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90066
(310) 398-6326
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Hawaiian bread french toast topped with powdered sugar. It only tastes right with Aunt Jemima syrup.

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9. Herringbone

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1755 Ocean Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 971-4460
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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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10. The Coffee Co

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8751 La Tijera Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90045
(310) 645-7315
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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.

11. Square One Dining

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4854 Fountain Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90029
(323) 661-1109
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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.

12. Ledlow

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400 S Main St
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 687-7015
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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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1. Blu Jam Café

7371 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046

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.

7371 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046

2. Trois Familia

3510 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026

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

3510 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026

3. The Original Philippe

1001 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

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.

1001 N Alameda St
Los Angeles, CA 90012

4. République

624 S LA Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

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.

624 S LA Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036

5. Fred 62

1850 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027

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.

1850 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027

6. A.O.C.

8700 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048

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.

8700 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90048

7. Canele Restaurant

3219 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039

“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.

3219 Glendale Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90039

8. Rutts Hawaiian Cafe

12114 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066
Matthew Kang

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

12114 W Washington Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90066

9. Herringbone

1755 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401
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.

1755 Ocean Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90401

10. The Coffee Co

8751 La Tijera Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045

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.

8751 La Tijera Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90045

11. Square One Dining

4854 Fountain Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90029

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.

4854 Fountain Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90029

12. Ledlow

400 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

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

400 S Main St
Los Angeles, CA 90013

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