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Wake Up LA: Bread and Porridge

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Bread and Porridge has gone through a number of changes since LAist last reviewed it in 2004. It still retains its tiny dining room, decorated simply in red and white with lots of little country decorations about. They bought the space next door and stocked it with brown leather couches and ottomans, newspapers and a coffee counter and now it’s become the perfect place to wait for brunch. Because wait you do, my friends, 20 minutes, an hour on weekends. But here’s the secret – it’s worth it.

There’s not much Bread and Porridge doesn’t do well. Most folks go for their vast variety of omelets, always served with black beans and salsa. For those of us not so omeletly inclined, they have excellent pancakes, huge and fluffy, which they will serve with any of the following: blueberries, strawberries, pecans and bananas or chocolate chips. I bet if you asked real nice, they’d mix them all together. Their French toast is delicious and custardy. (Though both are served with fake syrup, unless you ask and pay two dollars extra for the real thing.)