A semi-comprehensive list.
As if right on cue, the New York Times has decided to cover all things breakfast. Foregoing the fact that, well, it’s been done, the East Coast newspaper of record decided to spend some time on the sunnier side, exploring L.A.’s prodigious morning food scene. And yes, they wasted no time in citing Instagram and ‘shamanic healing’ as two normal aspects of everyday Angeleno life.
Thankfully, they also came up with a reasonably strong list of hometown breakfast favorites, citing spots like Republique and Sqirl as morning mainstays. Here’s the full list of where the Times says you should eat every morning:
- The Original Pantry Cafe: They call the place an ‘ancient war horse’.
- Republique: Where an ‘artists’ colony’ is making your breakfast.
- Gjelina/Gjusta: Travis Lett says breakfast shouldn’t be precious.
- Sqirl: Sorrel pesto rice! Tartines!
- Trois Familia: OK, OK, ‘wake-and-bake mash-ups’ is pretty clever.
- Cofax: Get the breakfast burrito.
- Leona: Ditto the Korean latkes (weekend brunch only).
- Post & Beam: A solid, often unheralded brunch pick. Get the short rib and eggs.
- Willie Jane: Quinoa alert.
- Jon & Vinny’s: Everyone’s favorite new restaurant, where olive oil fried eggs rule the morning. They also want you to know that the place serves a breakfast pizza, thank you very much.
- Eggslut: In case you didn’t know, there’s a line.
- Knead & Co.: Another decent pick, considering the place just opened for breakfast last week.
- Moon Juice: They serve shots of ‘ocean minerals.’ Ugh.
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