clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile
A bacon, egg, and cheese sandwich from Bodega Park.
Bodega Park’s bacon, egg, and cheese.
Wonho Frank Lee

21 Seriously Decadent Breakfast Sandwiches in Los Angeles

Start the day with softly scrambled eggs, crispy bacon, and so much more

View as Map
Bodega Park’s bacon, egg, and cheese.
| Wonho Frank Lee

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
Eater maps are curated by editors and aim to reflect a diversity of neighborhoods, cuisines, and prices. Learn more about our editorial process. If you buy something or book a reservation from an Eater link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics policy.

DC Cafe Donuts

Copy Link

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

Copy Link

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

Copy Link

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.

Sujoo sandwich from Muffin Can Stop in Glendale.
Muffin Can Stop Us.
Cathy Chaplin

Bagel + Slice

Copy Link

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.

The exterior of Bagel + Slice in Los Angeles.
Bagel + Slice.
Wonho Frank Lee

All Day Baby

Copy Link

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.

Community Goods

Copy Link

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.

Bodega Park

Copy Link

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.

A roll stuffed with chopped meat, cheese, lettuce, and tomato at Bodega Park.
Chopped cheese from Bodega Park.
Wonho Frank Lee

Strings of Life (S.O.L) Café

Copy Link

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.

Strings of Life Cafe’s sausage and egg brekkie sandwich.
Strings of Life Cafe’s sausage and egg brekkie sandwich.
Strings of Life Cafe

Burgers 99

Copy Link

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.

An eggy breakfast sandwich on its side, with bacon.
Burgers 99
Farley Elliott

Egg Tuck

Copy Link

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.

A pair of hands holds six breakfast sandwiches at Egg Tuck in Los Angeles.
Egg Tuck.
Egg Tuck

Yeastie Boys Bagels

Copy Link

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

Copy Link

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.

AM Smash

Copy Link

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

Copy Link

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

Copy Link

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.

The interior of Inglewood’s Hilltop Coffee + Kitchen
Hilltop Coffee + Kitchen.
Ed Rudolph

Egg N Bird

Copy Link

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

Copy Link

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.

Playa Provisions

Copy Link

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

Copy Link

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

Copy Link

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.

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.

Sujoo sandwich from Muffin Can Stop in Glendale.
Muffin Can Stop Us.
Cathy Chaplin

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.

The exterior of Bagel + Slice in Los Angeles.
Bagel + Slice.
Wonho Frank Lee

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.

Community Goods

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.

Nomoo

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.

Bodega Park

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.

A roll stuffed with chopped meat, cheese, lettuce, and tomato at Bodega Park.
Chopped cheese from Bodega Park.
Wonho Frank Lee

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.

Strings of Life Cafe’s sausage and egg brekkie sandwich.
Strings of Life Cafe’s sausage and egg brekkie sandwich.
Strings of Life Cafe

Burgers 99

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.

An eggy breakfast sandwich on its side, with bacon.
Burgers 99
Farley Elliott

Egg Tuck

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.

A pair of hands holds six breakfast sandwiches at Egg Tuck in Los Angeles.
Egg Tuck.
Egg Tuck

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.

AM Smash

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.

Related Maps

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.

The interior of Inglewood’s Hilltop Coffee + Kitchen
Hilltop Coffee + Kitchen.
Ed Rudolph

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.

Playa Provisions

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.

Related Maps