L.A.'s Hottest Breakfast Spots: Fresh Morning Grub Never Tasted So Deliciously Good

In Los Angeles, breakfast is more than just another important meal. Networking opportunities abound in the wee morning hours and L.A.'s eclectic first meal options will have you fueled and filled for the rest of your day. Many establishments offer breakfast menu items all day long, such as Brent's Deli and 17th Street Cafe. Spotting a celebrity high on your list of things to do? Check it off your list when you dine at The Griddle on Sunset Boulevard or Aroma Coffee and Bakery in Studio City. L.A. provides its population with an overwhelming number of options in terms of coffee and tea for a much-needed caffeine buzz. Caffe Latte boasts arguably the best cup of joe in Los Angeles. Cora's Coffee Shoppe not only serves spectacular coffee, but uses fresh ingredients bought from Santa Monica’s Farmers Market and strives to be organic when possible. Sip on freshly squeezed juices at Figaro Bistrot and Alcove. Pastry and dessert lovers rejoice! Alcove's take on the moon pie is an extravagant one – two chocolate chip cookies encasing made-from-scratch marshmallow, and the whole is dipped in chocolate and hand-decorated. At 17th Street Cafe, sample any number of pastry delights, all baked on premises, like butter cookies, delicious scones, and the ever-popular black and whites. Caffe latte's homemade pastries are certain to please your sweet tooth any time of day or night. Luxurious breakfast-eaters will feel right at home at Hotel Bel Air's newly renovated Wolfgang Puck restaruant or Michel Richard. Grab a fork, dig in, and start your day right at L.A.'s hottest breakfast spots!

Aroma Cafe
Photo courtesy of Amy Gahran

Partners with the Alcove Café & Bakery, another happening breakfast joint, the owners of these establishments clearly know the trick to running trendy, successful cafes. A hot spot for industry hob-nobbing, this Valley gem is always packed...  Read More

This reinvigorated 1920's coffee shop is a frequent morning hangout for area tourists, as well as for locals who know to snag a seat on the patio. A major draw is Cora's superb, if expensive, coffee – Illy is the brand of choice. Fresh...  Read More

Michel Richard

Recently relocated closer to Hollywood, Michel Richard continues to dazzle and inspire with its rich selection of sweet treats. Dessert lovers can overdose on over 28 pastries all made from fresh and natural ingredients. This patisserie features...  Read More

East Hollywood

Swim through a sea of hipsters to sit outside on the brick terrace, and people watch to your heart's content while sipping on a cup o' joe and enjoying a scrumptious brunch. A local favorite, breakfast is served on weekdays until 2:30pm and...  Read More

Regulars at The Griddle Cafe are used to long lines and a distinct lack of atmosphere, but with delights like chili and cheese omelets or "Apple Cobbler" French toast in mind, patrons wait contentedly for tables. Portions are truly enormous, so...  Read More

Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air
Photo courtesy of Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air

Wolfgang Puck took over Hotel Bel Air's food and beverage operations after an extensive 2-year renovation and overhaul of the entire property. Reopened in Fall 2011, the onsite restaurant features healthy California cuisine, with Mediterranean...  Read More

East Hollywood
Figaro Bistrot
Photo courtesy of Clinton Steeds

Site of Madonna's Louis Vuitton photo shoot and State Farm's "People Trust People" commercial, Figaro Bistrot is no stranger to Hollywood's panache. Decorated with lovely French antiques, this bistro in Los Feliz offers an authentic French menu...  Read More

Caffe Latte

This hip spot delights patrons with hot, fresh cornbread muffins and Wilshire's tastiest coffee. Folks frequently stop in for an early morning caffeine fix or for a post-show pick-me-up. The cozy, charming joint, tucked between a Subway and...  Read More

Brent's Deli

Recently featured in Food Network's hit show, "The Best Thing I Ever Ate... In a Deli," Brent's star quality continues to rise. Although the location is unassuming, this is THE deli in Los Angeles, according to aficionados. If plain brick walls,...  Read More


Meet Sujata Day

Living in the land of perpetual sun, beautiful beaches, and gorgeous people has fueled Sujata Day’s creativity in myriad ways. Her short story “Forbidden Fate” won the WRITE STUFF competition...  More About Sujata

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