There are many good reasons why breakfast is the most important meal of the day. For one, it’s the meal that gets you started, but it’s also the part of day that we’ve familiarized with a certain set of sweet and savory classics. Whether you’re craving pancakes with maple syrup or eggs and bacon, you might get a hankering for them at random times. Fortunately, we’ve put together a list of Los Angeles restaurants that won’t leave you having to wait to satisfy your cravings - and able to serve you breakfast even past 5 p.m.
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
Yes, breakfast all day and every day is available at this iconic American steakhouse, with its old style, train-like outfittings and cavernous dining room ensconced in crown moldings. Open since 1921, Pacific Dining Car allows you to build-your-own breakfast experience while featuring signature dishes such as a variety of tasty Eggs Benedict, featuring crab cakes, blue crab, and fresh wild salmon. Of course, you can’t go wrong with their classic steak and eggs.
1310 W 6th St, Los Angeles
Open 24 hours
This hotspot in Los Feliz not only serves breakfast all day, but 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Its retro stylings, countertop service and big, plush booths give Fred 62 a unique vibe. There are a variety of egg dishes, breakfast sandwiches and off-the-griddle dishes will make your breakfast - no matter what time of day - complete.
1850 N Vermont Ave, Los Feliz
Open 24 hours
There’s good reason why the interior of the 101 Coffee Shop might seem familiar, thanks to its appearance in multiple movies and TV series. But you’re here for breakfast. This entertainment and music industry mainstay located next to the iconic freeway offers up organic egg dishes, their soy counterparts for your vegan friends, and more amidst a 1960s vibe set to the sounds of one of the best jukebox selections in the city.
6145 Franklin Ave, Hollywood
Open daily 7 a.m. - 3 a.m.
Settle into the breakfast menu with its Mediterranean influences at Fiddler’s Bistro, a Fairfax neighborhood favorite. Their lamb burger may be the star, but there’s no shortage of buttermilk pancakes, French toast (the latter made with croissants) and egg dishes on the menu. Since Fiddler's is open til 10 p.m. every day except Sunday, you can comfortably have eggs for dinner.
6009 W 3rd St, Los Angeles
Monday-Saturday 7:30am-10pm, Sunday 7:30am-9pm
With a location near Hancock Park and another in Santa Monica, Swingers Diner is a longtime favorite and reliable California breakfast stop where you can find eggs, pancakes and French toast, as well as their vegan and gluten-free counterparts. Choose your playlist from the jukebox after building your own omelette featuring their organic eggs, and sit back to enjoy your breakfast - no matter what time of day - while in the aughts of Swinger’s retro, pop-culture vibe.
8020 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles
Open daily 6:30 a.m. - 4 a.m.
A hidden gem since 1949, this iconic, quaint, pink and green spot inside the Beverly Hills Hotel features 19 stools set around a soda fountain counter. The Fountain Coffee Room serves cereals, egg dishes, hot and cold sandwiches, and even cold pressed juices on the menu here, which is available until closing at 7 p.m. It may not be all day, but it will certainly be a welcome step back into an old day.
9641 Sunset Blvd., Beverly Hills
Open daily 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
At Amandine Patisserie Cafe, you’ll find a wide variety of French pastries and breads that are made from scratch every day. They’ve even got gluten-free renditions so there’s a baked treat for everyone at this westside cafe. They’re also known for their omelettes, of which they have a variety of fillings, but they also allow you to build-your-own. Open every day until 9 p.m., Amandine is a great casual spot to grab a bite, whether you’re eating on their sidewalk or taking something to go.
12225 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles
Open daily 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.
The breakfast-all-day menu at Mary and Robbs Westwood Cafe is vast. The egg selections include omelettes, scrambles, as well as specialty benedicts. They’ve also got pancakes and French toast as well as your classic breakfast burrito and breakfast sandwich. This cozy restaurant also has a storied history, dating all the way back to the 1950’s, so you know you’re part of a great tradition whenever you stop in.
1453 Westwood Blvd, Westwood
Monday-Friday 8am-8pm, Saturday 8am-2:30pm
All-day brunch is the name of the game at The Wood in Culver City. Happening daily until 10 p.m., the menu is pretty extensive, including modern classics like avocado toast all the way down to your classic flapjacks, corned beef hash, Benedicts, and even soups, salads and burgers. They also pour craft beers and wines, but if you come on the weekend you’ll also be privy to bottomless Bloody Marys and Mimosas.
12000 W Washington Blvd, Culver City
Tuesday-Friday 9am-10pm, Saturday-Sunday 8am-10pm
Although Dinah’s Family Restaurant may be more known for their fried chicken, you can get breakfast classics - including their just-as-well-known apple pancakes - all day here. Whether it’s their pancakes and waffles, egg combinations, omelettes or a variety of breakfast specials, Dinah’s always features breakfast as well as BBQ and burgers, every day and all day until 10 p.m.
6521 S. Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles
Open daily 6 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Located in Venice, Nighthawk Breakfast Bar earns an honorable mention - not for serving breakfast all day, every day, but for turning breakfast into a boozy evening affair. You’ll find fun twists on hearty breakfast classics as well as an extensive breakfast cocktail menu with spiked cereal milks, cold brew cocktails, and even a slushy Bloody Mary. Fortunately, you can enjoy this situation during the day on the weekends, so you don’t have to completely relegate breakfast to dinner or after hours if you don’t want to.
417 Washington Blvd, Venice
Monday-Thursday 6pm-midnight, Friday 6pm-1am
Saturday 11am-1am, Sunday 11am-midnight