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20 Classic Los Angeles Greasy Spoons Every Angeleno Should Try

Breakfast classics, patty melts, and pie a la mode

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Los Angeles has a wealth of great diners to enjoy everything from burgers and pancakes to ice cream sundaes and pie. Greasy spoons are hard to beat when it comes to affordability and familiarity. Here now are 20 classic greasy spoons in LA every Angeleno should try.

Removed: Nickel Diner, Cora’s Coffee Shop, Swinger’s, Uncle Bill’s Pancake House, Dinah’s Family Restaurant

Added: Du-Par's, House of Pies, Andy’s Coffee Shop

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1. Rae's Diner

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2901 Pico Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90405

Opened since the 1960s, Rae’s is a longtime neighborhood great where locals line up for a seat at the Formica counter or the wide booths that run the room.

2. Teddy's Cafe

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12043 W Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90064
(310) 444-9996

This West LA standby feels like it literally hasn't changed since the late 1980s when owner Ted Delgado opened the place. With oddball knick knacks and a wide dining room, it's a casual Westside diner with reliably good pancakes, eggs, and even steak served until 10 p.m. daily. Remember, it's cash only.

3. Nat's Early Bite Coffee Shop

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14115 Burbank Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91401
(818) 781-3040
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This Valley staple comes with a hearty side of Mexican breakfast classics, from chorizo and eggs to more inventive scrambles and lunchtime fare like burgers and meatloaf sandwiches.

4. S&W Country Diner

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9748 Washington Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232
(310) 204-5136
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Culver City’s diner legend S&W is an East Coast-style restaurant with plenty of hearty main dishes like biscuits and gravy. The weekend lines are a testament to the place’s enduring success as a spot for giant plates of comfort food.

5. Ocean Diner

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959 Aviation Blvd
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
(310) 372-3739
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One of the South Bay’s most beloved diners, Ocean Diner is a toss back to 1940s kitsch. Though the restaurant itself is only about 25 years old, the look and feel of the place is pure timeless Americana.

6. Nick's Coffee Shop & Diner

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8536 W Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90035
(310) 652-3567

Nick’s is a Jewish Corridor favorite for many reasons, not least of which is the affordable eats, fresh pours of coffee, and wonderfully brusque service. It’s a winning combination.

7. Norm's Restaurant

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470 N LA Cienega Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90048
(323) 655-0167
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The Googie architecture at the Norm’s on La Cienega was deemed a city treasure and saved from demolition a few years ago. For a good time, just grab a stool at the counter and dig into an affordable platter of steak and eggs.

8. Pann's Restaurant & Coffee Shop

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6710 LA Tijera Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90045
(323) 776-3770
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A must-stop on the way to LAX, Pann’s is a study in Googie diner architecture. Though it’s no longer open in the evenings, sitting down to a thick mug of black coffee and a plate of eggs is still a highlight.

9. Du-Pars

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6333 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 933-8446
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Whether dining in the mornings or well into the night, almost every table orders the pancakes that are drenched in clarified butter yet still fluffy somehow. It’s hard to go wrong with the chicken pot pie and classic meatloaf. And don’t forget to take a pie home.

10. The 101 Coffee Shop

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6145 Franklin Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 467-1175
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Sporting a retro vibe and lots of classic diner appeal, this nearly two decade old Hollywood spot began as the Hollywood Hills Coffee Shop before Brandon Boudet and Warner Ebbink brought the room back to life in 2001.

11. Olympic Cafe House of Breakfast

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3728 W Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90019
(323) 731-5405

A Koreatown classic known for its fantastic pancakes, Olympic Cafe is part neighborhood staple and part hipster hole-in-the-wall. Diners can congregate en masse without spending a fortune.

12. Millie's Cafe

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3524 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026

This classic Silver Lake breakfast spot continues to endure despite decades of development around Sunset Junction. There's nothing as reliable as Millie's in Silver Lake.

13. House of Pies

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1869 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 666-9961
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There’s more than just pie on the menu at this Los Feliz institution. Breakfast is served all day, while Thanksgiving dinner is served year round. And do save room for a slice of pie to finish.

14. Fred 62

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1850 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 667-0062
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This all-night diner in Los Feliz has some of the most colorful characters in the city. The Bearded Mr. Frenchy is a classic dish to try.

15. The Original Pantry

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877 S Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 972-9279
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Downtown’s most famous diner, The Original Pantry never closes — and never loses a step. Stop in any time (ideally late at night when the tourists have disappeared) for some steak and eggs, and a good time.

16. Brite Spot Family Restaurant

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1918 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(213) 484-9800
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Echo Park’s resident diner is Brite Spot, an orange-hued corner option right off Sunset Boulevard. Hipsters and old-timers alike stop in for slices of pie and patty melts.

17. Foxy's Restaurant

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206 W Colorado St
Glendale, CA 91204
(818) 246-0244
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Glendale’s own Foxy's has played the role of packed weekend favorite for years and years, showing off its prodigious plastic-wrapped menu of morning favorites and diner staples like massive sandwiches and sides.

18. Toasted Bun

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1013 S Brand Blvd
Glendale, CA 91204

This longtime Glendale diner, which originally opened on California Avenue in 1962, relocated to the former Eat Well space along Brand Boulevard in 2016. The roomier digs fill up with even more daily patrons while everything from breakfast staples to blue plate specials end up on the laminate tabletops. The Toasted Bun has a location in Van Nuys as well.

19. Nick's Cafe

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1300 N Spring St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(323) 222-1450
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Opened since 1948, Nick’s is a Chinatown staple with as much throwback appeal as one could possibly imagine. The stools are worn, it’s cash only, and plates full of ham and eggs come out fast and often.

20. Andy's Coffee Shop

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1234 E Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91106
(626) 793-0825
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Everyone leaves happy and satisfied at Andy’s Coffee Shop, a retro diner located a stone’s throw from Pasadena City College. Come in for early for classic breakfast staples or Mexican specialties; the shop closes at 3 p.m.

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1. Rae's Diner

2901 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405

Opened since the 1960s, Rae’s is a longtime neighborhood great where locals line up for a seat at the Formica counter or the wide booths that run the room.

2901 Pico Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90405

2. Teddy's Cafe

12043 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064

This West LA standby feels like it literally hasn't changed since the late 1980s when owner Ted Delgado opened the place. With oddball knick knacks and a wide dining room, it's a casual Westside diner with reliably good pancakes, eggs, and even steak served until 10 p.m. daily. Remember, it's cash only.

12043 W Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90064

3. Nat's Early Bite Coffee Shop

14115 Burbank Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91401

This Valley staple comes with a hearty side of Mexican breakfast classics, from chorizo and eggs to more inventive scrambles and lunchtime fare like burgers and meatloaf sandwiches.

14115 Burbank Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91401

4. S&W Country Diner

9748 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232

Culver City’s diner legend S&W is an East Coast-style restaurant with plenty of hearty main dishes like biscuits and gravy. The weekend lines are a testament to the place’s enduring success as a spot for giant plates of comfort food.

9748 Washington Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232

5. Ocean Diner

959 Aviation Blvd, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

One of the South Bay’s most beloved diners, Ocean Diner is a toss back to 1940s kitsch. Though the restaurant itself is only about 25 years old, the look and feel of the place is pure timeless Americana.

959 Aviation Blvd
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

6. Nick's Coffee Shop & Diner

8536 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90035

Nick’s is a Jewish Corridor favorite for many reasons, not least of which is the affordable eats, fresh pours of coffee, and wonderfully brusque service. It’s a winning combination.

8536 W Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90035

7. Norm's Restaurant

470 N LA Cienega Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90048

The Googie architecture at the Norm’s on La Cienega was deemed a city treasure and saved from demolition a few years ago. For a good time, just grab a stool at the counter and dig into an affordable platter of steak and eggs.

470 N LA Cienega Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90048

8. Pann's Restaurant & Coffee Shop

6710 LA Tijera Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045

A must-stop on the way to LAX, Pann’s is a study in Googie diner architecture. Though it’s no longer open in the evenings, sitting down to a thick mug of black coffee and a plate of eggs is still a highlight.

6710 LA Tijera Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90045

9. Du-Pars

6333 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Whether dining in the mornings or well into the night, almost every table orders the pancakes that are drenched in clarified butter yet still fluffy somehow. It’s hard to go wrong with the chicken pot pie and classic meatloaf. And don’t forget to take a pie home.

6333 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90036

10. The 101 Coffee Shop

6145 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Sporting a retro vibe and lots of classic diner appeal, this nearly two decade old Hollywood spot began as the Hollywood Hills Coffee Shop before Brandon Boudet and Warner Ebbink brought the room back to life in 2001.

6145 Franklin Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90028

11. Olympic Cafe House of Breakfast

3728 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90019

A Koreatown classic known for its fantastic pancakes, Olympic Cafe is part neighborhood staple and part hipster hole-in-the-wall. Diners can congregate en masse without spending a fortune.

3728 W Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90019

12. Millie's Cafe

3524 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026

This classic Silver Lake breakfast spot continues to endure despite decades of development around Sunset Junction. There's nothing as reliable as Millie's in Silver Lake.

3524 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026

13. House of Pies

1869 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027

There’s more than just pie on the menu at this Los Feliz institution. Breakfast is served all day, while Thanksgiving dinner is served year round. And do save room for a slice of pie to finish.

1869 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027

14. Fred 62

1850 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027

This all-night diner in Los Feliz has some of the most colorful characters in the city. The Bearded Mr. Frenchy is a classic dish to try.

1850 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027

15. The Original Pantry

877 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90017

Downtown’s most famous diner, The Original Pantry never closes — and never loses a step. Stop in any time (ideally late at night when the tourists have disappeared) for some steak and eggs, and a good time.

877 S Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90017

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16. Brite Spot Family Restaurant

1918 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026

Echo Park’s resident diner is Brite Spot, an orange-hued corner option right off Sunset Boulevard. Hipsters and old-timers alike stop in for slices of pie and patty melts.

1918 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026

17. Foxy's Restaurant

206 W Colorado St, Glendale, CA 91204

Glendale’s own Foxy's has played the role of packed weekend favorite for years and years, showing off its prodigious plastic-wrapped menu of morning favorites and diner staples like massive sandwiches and sides.

206 W Colorado St
Glendale, CA 91204

18. Toasted Bun

1013 S Brand Blvd, Glendale, CA 91204

This longtime Glendale diner, which originally opened on California Avenue in 1962, relocated to the former Eat Well space along Brand Boulevard in 2016. The roomier digs fill up with even more daily patrons while everything from breakfast staples to blue plate specials end up on the laminate tabletops. The Toasted Bun has a location in Van Nuys as well.

1013 S Brand Blvd
Glendale, CA 91204

19. Nick's Cafe

1300 N Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Opened since 1948, Nick’s is a Chinatown staple with as much throwback appeal as one could possibly imagine. The stools are worn, it’s cash only, and plates full of ham and eggs come out fast and often.

1300 N Spring St
Los Angeles, CA 90012

20. Andy's Coffee Shop

1234 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91106

Everyone leaves happy and satisfied at Andy’s Coffee Shop, a retro diner located a stone’s throw from Pasadena City College. Come in for early for classic breakfast staples or Mexican specialties; the shop closes at 3 p.m.

1234 E Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91106

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