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19 Showstopping Breakfast Burritos in Los Angeles

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There are few more satisfying starts to the day than a delicious breakfast burrito. Laced with eggs, (usually, but not always) meat, and add-ins like cheese, avocado, salsa, and more, each is its own unique LA offering meant to kick the morning off on a delicious note. And while the ingredients usually stick to a familiar rhythm, the styles differ greatly, from pork-heavy options in Chinatown to soujouk creations in North Hollywood. Here now is a collection of must-try breakfast burritos in Los Angeles

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Great White

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Sunny Venice star Great White is all about the Australian influences in its menu, from flat whites to summery lunchtime bowls. Their breakfast burrito is all LA though, a mix of melty, stringy cheese, soft eggs, and fried tater tots.

Breakfast burrito at Great White
Breakfast burrito at Great White.
Great White

Best Damn Breakfast Burrito

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Don’t expect much more than a walk-up window at the Beverly Hills location of Best Damn Breakfast Burrito. That’s okay; this is a burrito that was built on portability thanks to its ultra-crispy tater tots and airy eggs. Snag a sidewalk table to pour on the simple salsa.

A cut breakfast burrito on a metal tray atop a floral table at daytime.
Best Damn Breakfast Burrito.
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Baran's 2239

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The weekend breakfast burritos at this do-it-all South Bay destination are more than a hit: they’re a sensation. Hundreds of burritos sell each Saturday and Sunday, and for good reason. The soft eggs, crispy bacon, and tater tots are a killer combo, as is the addition of just enough green onion.

Phanny's

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Redondo Beach can’t get enough of Phanny’s, the seaside option that’s been fueling up surfers and beachgoers for years. It’s not hard to see why given the massive quantities and big flavors of Phanny’s breakfast burrito offerings.

Breakfast burritos filled with bacon and sausage stacked atop one another.
Phanny’s
Wonho Frank Lee

The Rooster

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The Rooster is the first standalone restaurant from Rouha Sadighi, the chef behind LA’s famous Rooster Truck. Now, customers can snag a Rico Suave breakfast burrito with tater tots and avocado every day from a single location, instead of chasing Sadighi’s truck all over the city.

Bread & Breakfast

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North Hollywood’s Bread & Breakfast does a bit of everything, offering early morning quesadillas, sandwiches, and breakfast burritos. The Circus Liquor stand’s real claim to fame is the use of cured and dried beef basturma and soujouk sausages in its creations. And, this being LA, of course, it’s also possible to ask for a cheesy crust.

A hand holds up a stack of soft breakfast burrito against a wall at daytime.
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The most famous creation at Fairfax hotspot Cofax is undoubtedly the breakfast burrito, a near-legendary affair that can be served vegetarian or with a collection of possible meats, plus those smoked potatoes. The quintessential order is the chorizo burrito with the addition of avocado, the latter ingredient giving an extra layer of creaminess to balance the crisp tortilla seal.

Happy Taco

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Hoover Street’s Happy Taco hides well under the radar of most breakfast burrito specialists, and that’s okay with locals who swear that the fried egg and hash brown creation is among the city’s best. Bacon and sausage are available here, of course, but so is carne asada.

All Day Baby

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The house-smoked longaniza makes All Day Baby’s breakfast burrito stand out, but there is another hidden trick: refried beans and fried eggs, both lesser seen around town. The result is a less crispy but no less satisfying daytime starter that is big and flavorful.

Breakfast burrito from All Day Baby in Silver Lake.
The longaniza breakfast burrito
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Doubting Thomas

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Rich with braised pork, crispy smashed potatoes, smoked chili, and softened eggs, the breakfast burrito at Doubting Thomas is a masterpiece of a breakfast meal.

Tacos Villa Corona

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Everyone loves Tacos Villa Corona in Atwater Village. That’s why weekend sidewalk waits can sometimes stretch to an hour or more, though most hangers-on agree the time spent salivating at the simple a.m. burritos — from the unadorned papas and chilaquiles burritos to the nopales burrito stuffed with spinach and cheese — is ultimately more than worth it.

Tacos Villa Corona
Tacos Villa Corona
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Wake & Late

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With options and add-ons galore, Wake & Late is meant for all morning commuters — even if it is available throughout the day. The soft, cheesy eggs and tater tot base really set this one up for success no matter what a diner might throw at it, making this Downtown walk-up one of the best places for a burrito anywhere in Southern California.

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Breakfast burritos from Wake & Late.
Wake & Late

Angry Egret Dinette

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Like most things chef Wes Avila does, the breakfast burrito at Angry Egret Dinette is big, bold, and packed with flavor. This pork-heavy beast might require a friend to finish, or at least a nap after.

For one of LA’s best breakfast burritos, promise: Angry Egret Dinette.
Angry Egret Dinette.
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Kumquat

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Highland Park’s Kumquat Coffee makes an excellent breakfast burrito, sized right to not overwhelm the day. Here, garlic confit does most of the heavy flavor lifting, helped along by soft scrambled eggs, a mix of protein options, and a nice griddle on the tortilla.

A small, wide breakfast burrito cut in half on a round white plate in front of a plastic cup of coffee.
Kumquat’s breakfast burrito
Kumquat

Burgerlords

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Don’t worry, vegans: there’s a breakfast burrito for you, too. The turmeric-spiced no-egg tofu scramble situation at Burgerlords is a fantastic option for those eschewing meat and dairy (thanks to vegan cheese), but it’s also just a great LA burrito, period.

Lowkey Burritos

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After a stint at a takeout window in Hollywood, Lowkey Burritos is now back on the streets serving at coffee shops and breweries around town (though mostly in the Long Beach and greater South Bay areas). A prime originator of LA’s cheesy crust breakfast burrito trend, this spot still serves up hundreds of morning eats to those willing to follow online to find out where the next pop-up is.

Burrito stuffed to the brim with cheese, meat, and avocado.
Lowkey Burritos.
Farley Elliott

La Azteca

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La Azteca Tortilleria is a greater Los Angeles staple. The East LA mainstay makes its claim to fame with the namesake tortillas, made on-site and stuffed with all manner of daytime ingredients from chile relleno and extra cheese to eggs to cactus.

Breakfast burrito at La Azteca Tortilleria in East Los Angeles.
Breakfast burrito at La Azteca Tortilleria in East Los Angeles.
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Lucky Boy

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Ringed with potato and weighing in at several pounds (at least it feels that way), the Lucky Boy burrito is a thing of gigantic beauty. No wonder it’s consistently ranked as among the best in greater Los Angeles — and is known to be one heck of a hangover cure.

Breakfast Burrito with eggs and bacon in paper wrap on a white plate at Lucky Boy.
Lucky Boy
Wonho Frank Lee

LJ's Lil’ Cafe

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The best new breakfast burrito in greater Los Angeles is actually just over the border in Orange County — and hiding in a Home Depot parking lot to boot. LJ’s is a cheesy beast made with crispy tater tots and, for best effect, Italian sausage and grilled jalapenos.

A side angle view of a split breakfast burrito on a bright wooden bench.
LJ’s Lil Cafe
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Great White

Sunny Venice star Great White is all about the Australian influences in its menu, from flat whites to summery lunchtime bowls. Their breakfast burrito is all LA though, a mix of melty, stringy cheese, soft eggs, and fried tater tots.

Breakfast burrito at Great White
Breakfast burrito at Great White.
Great White

Best Damn Breakfast Burrito

Don’t expect much more than a walk-up window at the Beverly Hills location of Best Damn Breakfast Burrito. That’s okay; this is a burrito that was built on portability thanks to its ultra-crispy tater tots and airy eggs. Snag a sidewalk table to pour on the simple salsa.

A cut breakfast burrito on a metal tray atop a floral table at daytime.
Best Damn Breakfast Burrito.
Farley Elliott

Baran's 2239

The weekend breakfast burritos at this do-it-all South Bay destination are more than a hit: they’re a sensation. Hundreds of burritos sell each Saturday and Sunday, and for good reason. The soft eggs, crispy bacon, and tater tots are a killer combo, as is the addition of just enough green onion.

Phanny's

Redondo Beach can’t get enough of Phanny’s, the seaside option that’s been fueling up surfers and beachgoers for years. It’s not hard to see why given the massive quantities and big flavors of Phanny’s breakfast burrito offerings.

Breakfast burritos filled with bacon and sausage stacked atop one another.
Phanny’s
Wonho Frank Lee

The Rooster

The Rooster is the first standalone restaurant from Rouha Sadighi, the chef behind LA’s famous Rooster Truck. Now, customers can snag a Rico Suave breakfast burrito with tater tots and avocado every day from a single location, instead of chasing Sadighi’s truck all over the city.

Bread & Breakfast

North Hollywood’s Bread & Breakfast does a bit of everything, offering early morning quesadillas, sandwiches, and breakfast burritos. The Circus Liquor stand’s real claim to fame is the use of cured and dried beef basturma and soujouk sausages in its creations. And, this being LA, of course, it’s also possible to ask for a cheesy crust.

A hand holds up a stack of soft breakfast burrito against a wall at daytime.
Bread & Breakfast
Farley Elliott

Cofax

The most famous creation at Fairfax hotspot Cofax is undoubtedly the breakfast burrito, a near-legendary affair that can be served vegetarian or with a collection of possible meats, plus those smoked potatoes. The quintessential order is the chorizo burrito with the addition of avocado, the latter ingredient giving an extra layer of creaminess to balance the crisp tortilla seal.

Happy Taco

Hoover Street’s Happy Taco hides well under the radar of most breakfast burrito specialists, and that’s okay with locals who swear that the fried egg and hash brown creation is among the city’s best. Bacon and sausage are available here, of course, but so is carne asada.

All Day Baby

The house-smoked longaniza makes All Day Baby’s breakfast burrito stand out, but there is another hidden trick: refried beans and fried eggs, both lesser seen around town. The result is a less crispy but no less satisfying daytime starter that is big and flavorful.

Breakfast burrito from All Day Baby in Silver Lake.
The longaniza breakfast burrito
Farley Elliott

Doubting Thomas

Rich with braised pork, crispy smashed potatoes, smoked chili, and softened eggs, the breakfast burrito at Doubting Thomas is a masterpiece of a breakfast meal.

Tacos Villa Corona

Everyone loves Tacos Villa Corona in Atwater Village. That’s why weekend sidewalk waits can sometimes stretch to an hour or more, though most hangers-on agree the time spent salivating at the simple a.m. burritos — from the unadorned papas and chilaquiles burritos to the nopales burrito stuffed with spinach and cheese — is ultimately more than worth it.

Tacos Villa Corona
Tacos Villa Corona
Farley Elliott

Wake & Late

With options and add-ons galore, Wake & Late is meant for all morning commuters — even if it is available throughout the day. The soft, cheesy eggs and tater tot base really set this one up for success no matter what a diner might throw at it, making this Downtown walk-up one of the best places for a burrito anywhere in Southern California.

Close up of breakfast burrito.
Breakfast burritos from Wake & Late.
Wake & Late

Angry Egret Dinette

Like most things chef Wes Avila does, the breakfast burrito at Angry Egret Dinette is big, bold, and packed with flavor. This pork-heavy beast might require a friend to finish, or at least a nap after.

For one of LA’s best breakfast burritos, promise: Angry Egret Dinette.
Angry Egret Dinette.
Farley Elliott

Kumquat

Highland Park’s Kumquat Coffee makes an excellent breakfast burrito, sized right to not overwhelm the day. Here, garlic confit does most of the heavy flavor lifting, helped along by soft scrambled eggs, a mix of protein options, and a nice griddle on the tortilla.

A small, wide breakfast burrito cut in half on a round white plate in front of a plastic cup of coffee.
Kumquat’s breakfast burrito
Kumquat

Burgerlords

Don’t worry, vegans: there’s a breakfast burrito for you, too. The turmeric-spiced no-egg tofu scramble situation at Burgerlords is a fantastic option for those eschewing meat and dairy (thanks to vegan cheese), but it’s also just a great LA burrito, period.

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Lowkey Burritos

After a stint at a takeout window in Hollywood, Lowkey Burritos is now back on the streets serving at coffee shops and breweries around town (though mostly in the Long Beach and greater South Bay areas). A prime originator of LA’s cheesy crust breakfast burrito trend, this spot still serves up hundreds of morning eats to those willing to follow online to find out where the next pop-up is.

Burrito stuffed to the brim with cheese, meat, and avocado.
Lowkey Burritos.
Farley Elliott

La Azteca

La Azteca Tortilleria is a greater Los Angeles staple. The East LA mainstay makes its claim to fame with the namesake tortillas, made on-site and stuffed with all manner of daytime ingredients from chile relleno and extra cheese to eggs to cactus.

Breakfast burrito at La Azteca Tortilleria in East Los Angeles.
Breakfast burrito at La Azteca Tortilleria in East Los Angeles.
La Azteca Tortilleria

Lucky Boy

Ringed with potato and weighing in at several pounds (at least it feels that way), the Lucky Boy burrito is a thing of gigantic beauty. No wonder it’s consistently ranked as among the best in greater Los Angeles — and is known to be one heck of a hangover cure.

Breakfast Burrito with eggs and bacon in paper wrap on a white plate at Lucky Boy.
Lucky Boy
Wonho Frank Lee

LJ's Lil’ Cafe

The best new breakfast burrito in greater Los Angeles is actually just over the border in Orange County — and hiding in a Home Depot parking lot to boot. LJ’s is a cheesy beast made with crispy tater tots and, for best effect, Italian sausage and grilled jalapenos.

A side angle view of a split breakfast burrito on a bright wooden bench.
LJ’s Lil Cafe
Farley Elliott

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