Though Los Angeles is decidedly a breakfast burrito town, that doesn’t mean that the breakfast sandwich scene isn’t just as impressive. The options are endless and often available at all times of the day featuring generous sandwiches with perfectly cooked eggs, bacon, and cheddar. In Southern California, global influences and plant-based options abound. Here are some of the Southland’s best breakfast sandwiches sorted from North to South.Read More
21 Seriously Decadent Breakfast Sandwiches in Los Angeles
Start the day with softly scrambled eggs, crispy bacon, and so much more
DC Cafe Donuts
If New York City has the bacon egg and cheese sandwich on a Kaiser roll, then SoCal’s version is the croissant breakfast sandwich. This staple can be found at just about any Cambodian-owned doughnut shop in California, but DC Cafe Donuts’s big, buttery, flaky, and inexpensive morning pick-me-ups make for perfect on-the-go AM dining.
Wild Oak Cafe
Wild Oak Cafe’s breakfast sandwich is absolutely stacked thanks to lots of creamy scrambled egg, fistfuls of bacon, cheddar cheese, and a thick swipe of mayonnaise.
Muffin Can Stop Us
The concept at Muffin Can Stop Us couldn’t be more simple; just put a bunch of eggs (mostly sunny side up) and different ingredients between an English muffin bun, and call it a day. From the classic with bacon, egg, and cheese, to shredded barbacoa or sliced turkey, this is the one-stop breakfast sandwich shop Glendale and Studio City always needed.
Bagel + Slice
For an ooey, gooey start to the day, there’s nothing quite like the breakfast sandwich at Bagel+Slice. Served on a bagel of choice, the hefty morning-only number includes Keller Farms bacon, organic eggs, cheddar, and best of all, a punchy jalapeno-pistachio pesto that jolts one’s senses awake.
All Day Baby
Biscuit sandwiches are definitely the move at All Day Baby, the restaurant turned takeaway window in Silver Lake. A gargantuan biscuit is loaded with eggs and a smear of jam which is delightfully different and very delicious.
Heading to Community Goods in Beverly Grove for coffee is a whole vibe, but the breakfast sliders make the visit an event. The bacon, avocado, and eggs are smushed between toasted Hawaiian rolls with a herby dipping sauce that will prove to be messy, but worth it.
One can’t miss Nomoo on Melrose. It’s the former Johnny Rockets space and is fully plant-based. The breakfast sandwich is served on an English muffin with truffle cheese, hashbrowns, an Impossible sausage patty, cheese, avocado, and Just Egg replacement.
Chef Eric Park’s bacon, egg, and cheese sandwich is a standout at this busy Silver Lake shop. But the chopped cheese is a SoCal version of an NYC classic on a pressed hero roll with chopped beef, American cheese, grilled onions and jalapeños, shredded lettuce, tomato, ketchup, and mayo. Both are equally delicious and served all day.
Strings of Life (S.O.L) Café
Strings of Life Cafe is the perfect contrast to the adjacent Urth Caffe, nestled in a quiet corner of West Hollywood with a breakfast sandwich to accompany a flat white. Order the sandwich with sausage and egg brekkie sandwich with egg, cheese, and a house-made sauce. Get the crispy potato cake add-on.
La Brea’s Burgers 99 decided that less is more with its no-frills menu. One can get classic burgers or the star of the show breakfast sandwich with American cheese, fried egg, and thick-cut bacon.
Egg Tuck has long positioned itself as the spiritual successor to Eggslut. With its big, airy brioche buns, soft scrambled eggs, and endless combinations (plus plenty of sauce) this is the place to capture that perfect Instagram breakfast sandwich shot. Locations are in Hollywood, Westwood, or Koreatown.
Yeastie Boys Bagels
There’s nothing quite like biting into a breakfast sandwich from the Yeastie Boys first thing in the morning. The choices are vast but the Game Over with soft scrambled eggs, peppered bacon, and beer cheese and jalapeno spread on a cheddar bagel sets the perfect tone for the day.
Vicky's All Day
This daytime West Adams spot puts applewood smoked bacon, folded egg, avocado, American cheese, and a secret sauce between toasted brioche. Don’t miss out on the mimosa flight.
Stef and Chris Schaldenbrand’s breakfast sandwich pop-up is a requirement on a weekend morning. AM Smash’s sandwiches are always served in an English muffin, house-made sausage patties, and plenty of cheese. Check Instagram to see where this couple will serve next.
Gjelina Take Away
Choose between two very nontraditional and flavorful breakfast sandwiches at Gjelina Take Away. First up is the turkey egg sandwich featuring a fried sunny-side-up egg, rapini pesto, and fontina on brioche. And then there’s the GTA egg sandwich with braised kale, melted gruyere, a fried egg, bacon, and hot sauce on an English muffin.
Hilltop Coffee + Kitchen View Park
Cheddar cheese, bacon, and spicy may set off the Bangin’ breakfast sandwich at Hilltop, now with four locations in Inglewood, Eagle Rock, Downtown, and the original in View Park/Windsor Hills.
Egg N Bird
As the name implies, this simple Maywood shop turns out solid and messy breakfast sandwiches, fried chicken sandwiches — and one sandwich that combines the two for maximum AM dominance.
Rusty Pot Cafe
Inglewood’s laid-back Rusty Pot Cafe is a simple, satisfying stop for anyone in the area. The Southern-inspired menu leans into big flavors and great value, like the Overload breakfast sandwich with eggs, bacon, avocado, and more.
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Beachgoers love Playa Provisions for its all-day menu of seaside staples with salads, ice cream, or a rich breakfast sandwich offered with one perfectly cooked runny egg.
Caps & Corks Liquor - Deli & Grill
This Torrance deli does it all with subs, breakfast burritos, and something called the wakey-wakey. It’s the messiest and most delicious creation with a runny egg breakfast sandwich on deeply griddled toast.
Wide Eyes Open Palms
Wide Eyes Open Palms has outstanding breakfast options, including a biscuit sandwich with lots of egg and love tucked right inside with eggs, arugula, and plenty of chives.