Eating the Weekend: LA's Best Breakfast?
We're glad the weekend has done that wondrous, clock-work thing again by showing up just when we need it to. Years ago, when weekends meant early shifts at undesirable jobs, or, maybe worse, late night shifts at even less desirable jobs, we didn't feel the love for the weekend. But we're one of the Monday-Friday work week folk, and weekends are about rest, fun, friends, and, more often than not, food. When we were little, weekend breakfast was a big deal. Pancakes shaped like Mickey Mouse's head held the allure that a bowl of Cheerios just couldn't hold a candle to. We'd scramble into our parents' bed on a weekend morning and say eagerly, "Talk of breakfast?" So, LA, let's talk breakfast. We want to know where the best weekend breakfasts are in the city, and we'll pass on a few faves of our own.
Jinky's in Sherman Oaks is the breakfast jewel of the Valley, with their signature cornflake crusted french toast and their hearty omlettes crammed with inventive and bold flavor combinations. The sometimes lengthy wait allows you prime people-watching, and a cup or two of their complimentary coffee takes the sting out of the ordeal.
On the other side of the proverbial hill, the Flora Kitchen is a lovely spot for a tasty weekend breakfast. The restaurant is a part of the Rita Flora flower shop, making the ambience just as palatable as their fresh and delicious egg or waffle dishes. We've had some struggles in the past with their wait staff (chiefly when we brought a large party to the tiny eatery), but we've always had a pleasant breakfast time there. Bring a date or a pal, and enjoy a menu that has its eye on organic, healthful, but never bland breakfast options.
In a pinch, remember, there's always the good old Bob's Big Boy. We (and Drew Carey, whom we've seen at the Riverside Drive location just about every damn time we've ever been there) love their classic breakfast menu, particularly their fluffy stacks of pancakes, and their traditional bacon-and-eggs dishes at great prices. It's pretty hard to go wrong with Bob's breakfast.
Now it's your turn. You tell us: Where is the Best Weekend Breakfast in LA?