Breakfast has been taken to an art form in Los Angeles, for this is the place that invented the "power breakfast." But you don't need to be meeting the head of a Hollywood movie studio or a key player in the military-industrial complex that thrives in Southern California to treat yourself to a great morning meal. From classic diners to gorgeous bakeries all the way to posh hotels where the power brokers meet to eat, L.A. has everything a breakfast-loving foodie could ask for. Pancake lovers will find decadent versions of those fluffy pillows at Du-par's and Cici's Cafe; if it's the best baked breakfast morsels on the planet that make a morning complete, then get thee straight to Claudine Artisan Kitchen and Bakeshop and Pitchoun! For the perfect SoCal experience, head to The Kettle in Manhattan Beach, indulge in their famed Breakfast Potato Nachos, then walk it off along the sand, watching the waves crash against the shore. That's California breakfast at its best.