We asked readers to tip us off to their favorite under-the-radar, locals-only sorta breakfast burrito spots, and boy did everyone deliver. From beachside surfer haunts to unheralded city diners, these are 17 of the best hidden breakfast burrito gems to look for the next time you're in a morning rut. If you'd rather hit some of the city favorites, here are 36 mind-blowing alternatives. Enjoy.Read More
17 Secret LA Breakfast Burritos, Revealed
Sometimes the best burritos fly under the radar.
1. Tacos Tu Madre
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Instagrammable Westwood stop Tacos Tu Madre does all-day breakfast burritos on the cheap, including a sub-$8 pastrami version that’s something of a local favorite.
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2. Yellow Basket
Carson favorite Yellow Basket earns raves for its $5 breakfast burritos, served in a charmingly no-frills interior. Or better yet, you can always hit the drive thru.
3. LA's Best Deli & Cafe
Los Angeles, CA 90021
A Downtown staple since before the launch of the Arts District, this Central Ave. spot does oversized breakfast burritos for a song.
4. Tam's Burgers #23
Compton, CA 90220
Number 23 on the Southern California ladder of Famous Tam’s, this Compton outpost is known for gigantic three-meat breakfast burritos that can feed a family.
5. Nick's Deli
Seal Beach, CA 90740
Right on the northern edge of Orange County, Seal Beach is a coastal community with a strong hunger for breakfast burritos. Most come to Nick’s for their fix, thanks to a wide array of choices, lots of melty cheese, and a low price tag.
6. Los Anaya Authentic Mexican Food
Los Anaya has been a longtime lunch and dinner staple for the West Adams area for years, but don’t skip on their simple breakfast burritos either. The red potatoes can be a bit hefty, so stick with the shredded beef machaca with chipotle salsa.
7. El Burrito Jr
Beachcombers love El Burrito Jr. on PCH in Redondo Beach, thanks to their long menu of Mexican favorites. Breakfast is only available from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., but don’t skip the hefty sub-$7 chorizo option.
8. Highland Cafe
Coming in under the radar is Highland Cafe on York, which has been serving the changing Highland Park neighborhood for quite a while now. Their straight up chilaquiles are pretty fantastic, but when wrapped into a tortilla become something ethereal. Bonus points for serving all day long.
9. 23rd Street Cafe
Offering a charming mix of Indian, Mexican, and American fare, this University Park spot is a hit with college kids from nearby USC. Thanks to finely shredded hash brown potato inside their breakfast burrito, each morning bomb is — while large — not so overwhelming as to knock you out with pounds of starch.
10. Cora's Coffee Shoppe
With its lovely atmosphere and early morning hours, readers love Cora’s Coffee Shoppe in Santa Monica. Their Ocean Avenue address certainly delivers on the breakfast burrito front, where chorizo is the strongest choice.
11. The Coffee Cup Cafe
One of Long Beach’s most beloved breakfast spots, this 7 a.m. -2 p.m. spot is all about the eggs. Their Baja breakfast burrito is made ‘healthier’ with black beans and brown rice, but is still a monster of a meal.
A longtime fan favorite thanks to its late hours and early mornings, the breakfast burrito at Swinger’s is a three egg beast. It can also be made vegan with a tofu and spinach scramble swapped in.
13. Patra's Burgers
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Echo Park locals know the drill at Patra: get the breakfast burrito. It’s simple, satisfying, and cheap as hell — though their pancakes are also surprisingly awesome, too.
14. Rick's Drive In & Out
A longtime favorite for Silver Lakers who don’t want to get out of their cars, Rick’s Drive In and Out has a breakfast burrito that’s as simple as it gets. That’s especially useful when you don’t want to wait in the massive brunch line at Home across the street.
15. Wild Oak Cafe
Glendale, CA 91206
Glendale hideaway Wild Oak Cafe its a fun, almost woodsy option for diners up that way. They’re health-conscious, too, with an egg white and vegan breakfast burrito option —the lattr using soyrizo to liven things up.
16. Pete's Blue Chip Burgers
Los Angeles, CA 90041
Pete’s is as old school as Eagle Rock gets, and it still rocks the light up menu board above the counter just to prove the point. Egg and sausage breakfast burritos are the order of the day here, served quickly in a fun, throwback dining room.
17. Myke's Cafe
Loaded with potatoes, these starchy bombs are meant to put you back in bed, quick. The best bet, say many, is the chorizo.