It’s Time for Breakfast in L.A.

Forks up! Let’s greet the day with style, indulging in, yes, pancakes and sausage, but also masala dosas, bacon-stuffed waffles, and foie gras Bloody Marys. Here we present the ultimate, syrup-soaked guide to the city’s first and foremost meal



20 Eye Opening Breakfasts in L.A.

Breakfast in L.A. used to mean sliding up to a Formica counter for a combo plate of grease and carbohydrates. While coffee shop cuisine is still one of the city’s cherished morning mainstays, today’s Angelenos can wake up to lobster Benedict or wafer-thin breakfast pizzas, cinnamon brioche French toast or blueberry-lemon-ricotta pancakes, boudin blanc or huevos rancheros—all while basking in the sun’s early rays on a tree-lined patio. Coffee is now a shade-grown, fair-trade, precision-roasted affair, and the doughnuts we dunk come peanut butter filled or bacon topped. Sure, our tendency to linger over gojiberry oatmeal as happily at noon as we do at 6 a.m. may throw outsiders for a loop, but we embrace the day at our own speed and with an ambitious appetite. Here are 20 superior places for indulging, from everyday good-for-you starts to wicked weekend-only brunches. Rise and shine, Los Angeles! Breakfast is served Read