Westsiders have experienced “quality forever” since 1947 at The Apple Pan, a U-shaped counter with red cushioned stools that Ellen Baker and husband Alan founded before Westside Pavilion was ever a fragment in a developer’s mind. Daughter Martha Gamble now runs the humble legend, which specializes in burgers, fries, and pie. The base model of their off-menu patty melt features a juicy quarter-pound patty with sweet grilled onions and a slice of sharp Tillamook cheddar on a choice of griddled white, wheat, or rye bread. You can also get a tuna melt, but tuna salad pales in comparison to beef.
10801 W. Pico Blvd., West L.A.
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The tried-and-true, cash-only Original Pantry Cafe has been open for business since 1924 and Angelenos are all the better for it. The no-nonsense vibe of the place exudes charm but also expediency; orders are brought out just minutes after they’re given, and even the toast is worth accolades. It’s open 24/7, meaning that when it comes to the Original Pantry Cafe, it’s not just all-day breakfast but all-night, too.
877 S Figueroa St, Downtown L.A.
Open 24 hours
Bea Bea's, an understated breakfast and lunch spot in a Burbank shopping center that's close to the Warner Bros ranch, is known for its outrageous pancake, waffle, and French toast concoctions. The Green Tea Monster is among the top pancake orders - a stack of three plate-size matcha green tea pancakes are filled with white chocolate chips, and topped with green tea mascarpone, powdered sugar, and a large mound of house made whipped cream. Don’t forget the maple syrup served on the side. Bea Bea's also serves up a mighty fine green tea latte.
353 N. Pass Ave., Burbank