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Los Angeles' Best Weekday Breakfast Restaurants

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2008_10_hasmaps.jpgBrunch is always a welcome retreat on the weekends, but it's a little bit harder to find places that serve a great breakfast during the week. Since this city hosts so many people who work from home or get to enjoy odd hours (read: actors, writers, etc), there seems to be demand for those looking to enjoy the morning meal at more than just the corner diner or bodega. Here's a helpful guide to the best weekday breakfast spots in LA, from once-in-a-while splurges to every day routines.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Square One Dining

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4854 Fountain Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90029
(323) 661-1109
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Though ownership has changed over the years, the overall quality at this beloved East Hollywood breakfast nook (with a delightful patio) has remained the same, which means expert eggs benedict (smoked salmon is an option), and terrific omelets, steel-cut oatmeal, and grits. There's Intelligentsia coffee to boot.

2. Cora's Coffee Shoppe

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1802 Ocean Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 434-2467
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Bruce Marder's casual breakfast and lunch spot is the "affordable" way to get access to the ingredients and cooking of next-door Capo, the high-end Italian restaurant. The lovely wrap-around patio suits the high-quality plates coming out of the ktichen, like Wagyu steak & eggs, artichoke tarragon omelette, vegetable frittata, and blueberry buckwheat pancakes.

3. Beachwood Cafe

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2695 N Beachwood Dr
Hollywood, Ca 90068
(323) 871-1717
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The former Village Coffee Shop in the Hollywood Hills is now a modern eatery touting farm-fresh produce and chef-driven dishes. The breakfasts are a great place to get acquainted with the place, with plates like ham hock congee, toffee scramble with mushrooms and spinach, and baked brioche french toast.

4. The Parish

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840 S Spring St
Los Angeles, CA 90014
(213) 225-2400
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Casey Lane's elegant gastropub in South Downtown serves pastries like chocolate croissants and bacon cheddar cones, as well as biscuits filled with grilled escarole, roasted tomato, or trout. There's great coffee, pots of tea, and even beignets for a breakfast dessert.

5. Goldie's

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8422 W 3rd St.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 677-2470
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This all-day eatery on West 3rd Street serves a simple breakfast, with items like a breakfast roll filled with bacon, egg, tomato, and braised greens; bircher muesli; and avocado on toast. There's fresh juice, too.

6. Millie's Cafe

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3524 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(323) 664-0404
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This classic Silver Lake breakfast spot serves the essentials, like the Hangtown fry, corned beef hash, chilaquiles, and chicken-fried steak, to go along with all the usual egg and scramble dishes.

7450 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 930-9744
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Neal Fraser's enduring all-day restaurant on Beverly still does a respectable breakfast (bld stands for breakfast, lunch and dinner). There's a number of different benedicts, like the Ode to Butterfield's, which is a flat-iron steak with poached eggs and a cabernet hollandaise. The house-made turkey sausage works well in the frittata.

8. Cecconi's

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8764 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90069
(310) 432-2000
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This classy West Hollywood Italian restaurant does inspired dishes like the baked eggs "arrabiata," porchetta ham benedict, panettone French toast (sort of a weird contradiction), and a spinach & pancetta frittata to go along with a slew of fresh juices, tea, and coffee.

9. Huckleberry Cafe & Bakery

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1014 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 451-2311
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This instant-classic of a bakery and cafe in Santa Monica tends to endless crowds, especially on the weekends. Daily breakfast favorites include the fried egg sandwich, green eggs and ham (using arugula and pesto), brisket hash, and a house-cured salmon platter with all the deli-style fixin's. Of course the pastries and breads along with Verve coffee beverages are available.

10. Farmshop

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225 26th St
Santa Monica, CA 90402
(310) 566-2400
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Perhaps the most high-end breakfast spot in the city, Farm Shop serves near-perfect versions of dishes like French toast with blueberry marmalade, rolled omelets with soft herbs and fried potatoes, and pastrami & eggs served with green tomato ketchup.

11. Clementine

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1751 Ensley Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 552-1080
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This beloved Century City cafe does great pastries and other quick-bites that work well for office denizens in nearby towers, as well as local Westside residents. The house-cured gravlax, poached eggs, breakfast scrambles with smoked ham & leeks; and homemade granola are good picks.

12. Feed Body + Soul

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1239 Abbot Kinney Blvd
Venice, CA 90291
(310) 450-5550
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This Venice newcomer touting organic food and a healthy approach does an amazing acai bowl that works in acai, strawberry, blueberry, orange, red grapes, bananas and raw agave. Other breakfast bowls include the quinoa, with chia seeds, rice milk, honey, and virgin coconut oil. There's oatmeal and "Mexican" bowls with rotisserie Yucatan pork for something a bit heftier.

13. Milo and Olive

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2723 Wilshire Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90403
(310) 453-6776
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This bright, airy spot by the Huckleberry and Rustic Canyon folks does amazing breakfast items like a Croque Milo with prosciutto, raclette, and sun-dried tomato; a breakfast sandwich with house-cured salmon, creamy scrambled eggs and chives in a croissant; and finally Anson Mills grits & eggs, with either pork belly sausauge or wild mushrooms.

14. The Churchill

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8384 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 650-8384
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This all-day restaurant caters to hotel guests and locals by serving a solid breakfast option, such as short rib hash, poached eggs & prosciutto, and an omelet filled with market vegetables and fontina cheese.

15. The Larder at Maple Drive

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349 N Maple Dr #100
Beverly Hills, California 90210
(310) 248-3779
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This quick-serve spot in Beverly Hills does the classics with a twist, including challah French toast, chorizo & eggs with sweet pepper sofrito, queso iberico, and fried potatoes, and breakfast sandwiches filled with sorpressata, scrambled eggs, and fontina cheese.

16. Maison Giraud

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1032 Swarthmore Ave.
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
(310) 459-7561
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Though there's a near-perfect croissant available at chef Alain Giraud's casual Palisades spot, there's also a full breakfast daily, including roasted chicken apple sausage, eggs Benedict with either Canadian bacon or smoked salmon, French toast with homemade brioche, and of course a croque monsieur or madame (topped with egg).

17. John O'Groats

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10516 Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90064
(310) 204-0692
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This old-time Westside diner does massive portions of favorites like pancakes, ham & eggs, huevos o'Groats using a biscuit-dough tortilla, a variety of egg scrambles, and of course signature Irish oatmeal.

18. Nickel Diner

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524 S Main St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 623-8301
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This new-school diner in Downtown is known for their bacon doughnut, but they also make blueberry pancakes, ham & leek egg scrambles, huevos rancheros, and a hangover helper, a useful thing in this part of town.

19. Tavern Restaurant

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11648 San Vicente Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90049
(310) 806-6464
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This elegant Brentwood restaurant by chef Suzanne Goin has a few egg dishes like butter-crumbled eggs with parmesan and polenta, pancakes, French toast, as well as anything from the Larder, like croissants and muffins.

20. Little Dom's

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2128 Hillhurst Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 661-0055
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This Eastside Italian restaurant does a great daily breakfast, with dishes like the nutella panino, oven-roasted French toast souffle, smoked salmon pizza, and black kale frittata with onions and goat cheese leading the way. There's a breakfast pizza with speck, mozzarella, tomato sauce and sunny-side up egg, naturally.

21. The OP Cafe

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3117 Ocean Park Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 452-5720
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This Santa Monica favorite on the border of Sunset Park has been serving hearty breakfast dishes to Westside locals, like buttermilk pancakes, the affordable 2+2+2 with eggs, bacon or sausage, and two pancakes, and a Diablo burrito with chorizo, bacon, black beans, and home fries wrapped in a tortilla and served with a spicy sauce.

22. Axe

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1009 Abbot Kinney Blvd
Venice, CA 90291
(310) 664-9787
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Available Wednesday through Saturday, this Abbot Kinney restaurant serves breakfast from 9-11 a.m. featuring toast in a variety of toppings, granola, and scone, along with coffees and teas.

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1. Square One Dining

4854 Fountain Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90029

Though ownership has changed over the years, the overall quality at this beloved East Hollywood breakfast nook (with a delightful patio) has remained the same, which means expert eggs benedict (smoked salmon is an option), and terrific omelets, steel-cut oatmeal, and grits. There's Intelligentsia coffee to boot.

4854 Fountain Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90029

2. Cora's Coffee Shoppe

1802 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Bruce Marder's casual breakfast and lunch spot is the "affordable" way to get access to the ingredients and cooking of next-door Capo, the high-end Italian restaurant. The lovely wrap-around patio suits the high-quality plates coming out of the ktichen, like Wagyu steak & eggs, artichoke tarragon omelette, vegetable frittata, and blueberry buckwheat pancakes.

1802 Ocean Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90401

3. Beachwood Cafe

2695 N Beachwood Dr, Hollywood, Ca 90068

The former Village Coffee Shop in the Hollywood Hills is now a modern eatery touting farm-fresh produce and chef-driven dishes. The breakfasts are a great place to get acquainted with the place, with plates like ham hock congee, toffee scramble with mushrooms and spinach, and baked brioche french toast.

2695 N Beachwood Dr
Hollywood, Ca 90068

4. The Parish

840 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90014

Casey Lane's elegant gastropub in South Downtown serves pastries like chocolate croissants and bacon cheddar cones, as well as biscuits filled with grilled escarole, roasted tomato, or trout. There's great coffee, pots of tea, and even beignets for a breakfast dessert.

840 S Spring St
Los Angeles, CA 90014

5. Goldie's

8422 W 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90048

This all-day eatery on West 3rd Street serves a simple breakfast, with items like a breakfast roll filled with bacon, egg, tomato, and braised greens; bircher muesli; and avocado on toast. There's fresh juice, too.

8422 W 3rd St.
Los Angeles, CA 90048

6. Millie's Cafe

3524 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026

This classic Silver Lake breakfast spot serves the essentials, like the Hangtown fry, corned beef hash, chilaquiles, and chicken-fried steak, to go along with all the usual egg and scramble dishes.

3524 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026

7. BLD

7450 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Neal Fraser's enduring all-day restaurant on Beverly still does a respectable breakfast (bld stands for breakfast, lunch and dinner). There's a number of different benedicts, like the Ode to Butterfield's, which is a flat-iron steak with poached eggs and a cabernet hollandaise. The house-made turkey sausage works well in the frittata.

7450 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036

8. Cecconi's

8764 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90069

This classy West Hollywood Italian restaurant does inspired dishes like the baked eggs "arrabiata," porchetta ham benedict, panettone French toast (sort of a weird contradiction), and a spinach & pancetta frittata to go along with a slew of fresh juices, tea, and coffee.

8764 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90069

9. Huckleberry Cafe & Bakery

1014 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401

This instant-classic of a bakery and cafe in Santa Monica tends to endless crowds, especially on the weekends. Daily breakfast favorites include the fried egg sandwich, green eggs and ham (using arugula and pesto), brisket hash, and a house-cured salmon platter with all the deli-style fixin's. Of course the pastries and breads along with Verve coffee beverages are available.

1014 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90401

10. Farmshop

225 26th St, Santa Monica, CA 90402

Perhaps the most high-end breakfast spot in the city, Farm Shop serves near-perfect versions of dishes like French toast with blueberry marmalade, rolled omelets with soft herbs and fried potatoes, and pastrami & eggs served with green tomato ketchup.

225 26th St
Santa Monica, CA 90402

11. Clementine

1751 Ensley Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024

This beloved Century City cafe does great pastries and other quick-bites that work well for office denizens in nearby towers, as well as local Westside residents. The house-cured gravlax, poached eggs, breakfast scrambles with smoked ham & leeks; and homemade granola are good picks.

1751 Ensley Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90024

12. Feed Body + Soul

1239 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291

This Venice newcomer touting organic food and a healthy approach does an amazing acai bowl that works in acai, strawberry, blueberry, orange, red grapes, bananas and raw agave. Other breakfast bowls include the quinoa, with chia seeds, rice milk, honey, and virgin coconut oil. There's oatmeal and "Mexican" bowls with rotisserie Yucatan pork for something a bit heftier.

1239 Abbot Kinney Blvd
Venice, CA 90291

13. Milo and Olive

2723 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90403

This bright, airy spot by the Huckleberry and Rustic Canyon folks does amazing breakfast items like a Croque Milo with prosciutto, raclette, and sun-dried tomato; a breakfast sandwich with house-cured salmon, creamy scrambled eggs and chives in a croissant; and finally Anson Mills grits & eggs, with either pork belly sausauge or wild mushrooms.

2723 Wilshire Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90403

14. The Churchill

8384 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048

This all-day restaurant caters to hotel guests and locals by serving a solid breakfast option, such as short rib hash, poached eggs & prosciutto, and an omelet filled with market vegetables and fontina cheese.

8384 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90048

15. The Larder at Maple Drive

349 N Maple Dr #100, Beverly Hills, California 90210

This quick-serve spot in Beverly Hills does the classics with a twist, including challah French toast, chorizo & eggs with sweet pepper sofrito, queso iberico, and fried potatoes, and breakfast sandwiches filled with sorpressata, scrambled eggs, and fontina cheese.

349 N Maple Dr #100
Beverly Hills, California 90210

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16. Maison Giraud

1032 Swarthmore Ave., Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

Though there's a near-perfect croissant available at chef Alain Giraud's casual Palisades spot, there's also a full breakfast daily, including roasted chicken apple sausage, eggs Benedict with either Canadian bacon or smoked salmon, French toast with homemade brioche, and of course a croque monsieur or madame (topped with egg).

1032 Swarthmore Ave.
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

17. John O'Groats

10516 Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064

This old-time Westside diner does massive portions of favorites like pancakes, ham & eggs, huevos o'Groats using a biscuit-dough tortilla, a variety of egg scrambles, and of course signature Irish oatmeal.

10516 Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90064

18. Nickel Diner

524 S Main St., Los Angeles, CA 90013

This new-school diner in Downtown is known for their bacon doughnut, but they also make blueberry pancakes, ham & leek egg scrambles, huevos rancheros, and a hangover helper, a useful thing in this part of town.

524 S Main St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013

19. Tavern Restaurant

11648 San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049

This elegant Brentwood restaurant by chef Suzanne Goin has a few egg dishes like butter-crumbled eggs with parmesan and polenta, pancakes, French toast, as well as anything from the Larder, like croissants and muffins.

11648 San Vicente Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90049

20. Little Dom's

2128 Hillhurst Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90027

This Eastside Italian restaurant does a great daily breakfast, with dishes like the nutella panino, oven-roasted French toast souffle, smoked salmon pizza, and black kale frittata with onions and goat cheese leading the way. There's a breakfast pizza with speck, mozzarella, tomato sauce and sunny-side up egg, naturally.

2128 Hillhurst Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027

21. The OP Cafe

3117 Ocean Park Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405

This Santa Monica favorite on the border of Sunset Park has been serving hearty breakfast dishes to Westside locals, like buttermilk pancakes, the affordable 2+2+2 with eggs, bacon or sausage, and two pancakes, and a Diablo burrito with chorizo, bacon, black beans, and home fries wrapped in a tortilla and served with a spicy sauce.

3117 Ocean Park Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90405

22. Axe

1009 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291

Available Wednesday through Saturday, this Abbot Kinney restaurant serves breakfast from 9-11 a.m. featuring toast in a variety of toppings, granola, and scone, along with coffees and teas.

1009 Abbot Kinney Blvd
Venice, CA 90291

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