Big Ben: Four Eggs Benedicts We Love

Runny yolk meets crispy muffin: it’s wise to dress in layers

Blu Jam Café has the market covered with three versions. Lazy Sundays call for the standard: buttered English muffins cradling Black Forest ham, crisp bacon, and two poached eggs. Hollandaise—with a touch of cayenne—cloaks the pile. » 7371 Melrose Ave.,

Eggs Squared
Only Petrossian tops its gravlax Benny with California white sturgeon caviar (oooooh). Toasted brioche forms a base above a jumble of bitter greens, while salmon and perky poached eggs lie beneath a slick of lemony hollandaise. » 321 N. Robertson Blvd., West Hollywood,

Child’s Play
Chef Zoe Nathan channels Dr. Seuss with her Green Eggs & Ham at Huckleberry. Thick-cut ham supports a fried egg with a yolk the color of sunshine; a drizzle of basil pesto provides the signature hue. » 1014 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica,

Butter Ball
Superba Snack Bar subs out the muffin for buttermilk biscuits and loads them up with braised chard, smoked ham, and two poached eggs. Brown butter hollandaise spiked with dill and tarragon is the crown jewel. » 533 Rose Ave., Santa Monica,