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Doughboys Serves Breakfast Just the Way We Like It

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There's a sort of art form to a good breakfast, and LAist is extremely dedicated to unearthing the city's best. We take our breakfast seriously. We like choices, quality, substance, invention of ingredients, and that hard-to-come by feeling of satisfaction after a morning meal. A good cup of coffee and efficient service helps, too. Recently we made the foray down to the restaurant-heavy section of West Third Street, past The Grove and on the way to shopping heaven, AKA Robertson Boulevard, and to Doughboys.

It was late morning on a weekday, so we avoided the crowd and chaos we'd been forwarned about, and were seated right away in the expanded back section--we dig the egg-crate ceiling--and got right down to the menu. Joy and delight abound: Choices! So many choices it was staggering. Fun egg-centric options like Jelly-rolled omelets ($8.50) and Scrapple with dirty eggs ($8.75) danced before our eyes, but Doughboys is a bakery, and we were up for some baked goods. Perhaps some of their legendary stuffed french toast ($8.25)? We had to rule out the PBC&B, which is a peanut butter, bittersweet chocolate, and banana sandwich dipped in egg batter, grilled, and served with raspberry dipping syrup ($8.50) only because we were fairly certain it would kill us. So we went for the Sourdough semolina waffle, which came with a cool, creamy, lightly sweet topping of mascarpone cheese and a generous side of tangy-sweet cherry compote ($6.95). Our fellow breakfast adventurer opted for the Breakfast sandwich ($8.50) which is bigger than your head and oozing with melted cheese. We indulged in a little plate of cheese and onion covered potatoes to share ($3.95) and of course, cups of coffee.