Bring on Breakfast
It doesn’t take much for us to embrace a holiday. We don Halloween costumes, camp out for fireworks on the 4th, go green on St. Patty’s, and down that worm on Cinco de Mayo! And of course, we’ve been practicing our arrrrs for Talk Like a Pirate Day.
So when we heard that September is National Breakfast Month, we knew we had to celebrate the most important meal of the day all month long. It’s delicious, satisfying, and hey, studies show that people who eat breakfast tend to weigh less than those who don’t. It’s time to bring on the breakfast, people!
So in honor of this incredibly important holiday, we have rounded up our 10 all-time fave breakfast spots around the city. Enjoy!
The Tasting Kitchen
1633 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice
Executive Chef Casey Lane knows how to elevate seasonal Santa Monica Farmers Market ingredients into a breakfast of gastronomic proportions. Try the squash blossom, tomato, and ricotta frittata or indulge after a long night with savory waffles and fried clucks.
Black Cat Bakery
519 S. Fairfax Ave., Mid-Wilshire and 8687 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood
These cute little breakfast spots feature American cuisine with an eclectic twist. Think classic buttermilk and blueberry pancakes, Crab Benedict and the must-try hangover cure: a breakfast bánh mì sandwich featuring bacon, eggs, ham, cilantro, jalapeño, and carrot daikon slaw.
Cora’s Coffee Shoppe
1802 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica
Just steps from the beach, this quaint little outdoor breakfast spot and upscale coffee shop is all about the burrata. The fresh Italian cheese made from mozzarella and cream oozes out of their delish omelets and spreads magically over their homemade bagels!
8136 W. 3rd St.
With an almost endless variety of indulgent breakfast treats, it can be impossible to choose just one dish. We recommend going splits and trying some of their unique creations like the Rice Krispie pancakes, the southern corn pudding special, the morning pizza, the pulled pork and eggs fat boy breakfast burrito, or the PBC&B — a grilled chunky peanut butter, bittersweet chocolate, and banana sandwich. Calorie counts not included!
1014 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica
The Rustic Canyon offshoot offers delectable breakfast pastries, doughnuts, and a can’t-miss flaky maple bacon biscuit. Yum. Their eclectic country-inspired healthy menu features roasted corn hash; breakfast porridge; a kale, quinoa, and egg trio; and a classic croque-monsieur.
7916 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood
Banana Nana, Red Velvet, Oreo Black Magic — oh my! These wildly creative pancakes are stuffed and topped with everything and anything you could possibly imagine! The longtime fave also features unique egg dishes like the baked potato omelet, the hoagie omelet, and more!
1447 2nd St., Santa Monica
Comfy and casual, Jinky’s is another spot with a giant menu of eclectic breakfast options. Seven kinds of eggs benedict, six kinds of waffles, 15 kinds of pancakes, and 16 kinds of omelets mean there’s a little something for everyone!
13329 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City
Homey and hearty, the small, popular Culver City old-school diner has become a Westside staple. Maxwell’s specializes in traditional morning classics like omelets, scrambles, and pancakes with a few unique vegan twists like the tofu breakfast bruschetta.
6255 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood
Who knew the waffle could be such a versatile vessel for fab flavors and tasty toppings? Carrot cake, date nut, or cornmeal jalapeño? Sign us up!
353 N. Pass Ave., Burbank
This retro Burbank breakfast favorite features a crazy variety of delicious dishes. Pumpkin pancakes topped with pumpkin cream cheese and marmalade compote is the perf fall morning treat.
xx, The FabFitFun LA Team
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