Nothing like a greasy spoon or coffee shop to enjoy an affordable meal
If there’s ever an enduring way to eat in Los Angeles, it’s the classic diner. Whether it’s more of the daytime coffee shop with endless mugs of watery joe to the late night hipster hangout, LA has a wealth of great diners to enjoy everything from burgers and pancakes to ham & eggs.
What makes this type of restaurant so good? The affordability. The quintessential American dishes. The often cinematic vibe at places like Fred 62, 101 Coffee Shop, and Nickel Diner. LA has long celebrated these proletarian restaurants from the days of Mildred Pierce all the way up to newer films like Pulp Fiction, The Big Lebowski, and Swingers. Here now, a roundup of classic diners in Los Angeles, listed in no particular order.
Added: The Toasted Bun, Teddy’s Cafe, Uncle Bill’s Pancake House
Dropped: Starling Diner, Mel’s Drive In, Bob’s Big Boy, The Griddle Cafe, Du-Par’s
“22 Classic Diners Every Angeleno Should Try, 2017 Edition.” Eater LA – All. https://la.eater.com/maps/best-los-angeles-diners-coffee-shops.