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