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Top Breakfast Spots in Studio City

Start your day with a good breakfast in the 818.

No matter your breakfast mood, Studio City has an eclectic selection of eateries to satisfy your morning cravings.

SMALL TOWN CAFES

This is the perennial cute cafe. Recently redone with olive and rust walls, select booths and new tables, there's a wide choice of breakfast items including omelets, crepes, pancakes, breakfast burritos and waffles and their special Cinammon Kiss—French baguette dipped in a brandy egg batter, golden brown, glazed in sugar and cinnamon on a bed of banana walnut saute.

You're likely to find cops sitting next to actors at this neighborhood cafe serving breakfast classics, plus the Eggs a la Fisdale—two poached eggs with spinach or ham and topped with tomato and cheese.

With its indoor/outdoor seating, Vivian's begs for an ocean nearby, but Ventura Boulevard will have to do. Basic breakfast of eggs and bacon mix with a wide choice of omelets, signature scrambles and some filling combos. Dogs are welcome at select tables in back.

 

Known for its pizza and "The" Salad, this Tujunga Avenue eatery  serves brunch on Saturday and Sunday, whipping up scrambles, pancakes, waffles and their specialty, Bachelor Toast (two
jumbo fried eggs in grilled sourdough bread holes with applewood bacon.

Home of the best caffe latte around with perfect foam, this indoor/outdoor urban eatery offers an array of egg dishes, pancakes, french toast, a signature breakfast panini and some select Mexican-themed entrees for rustic breakfast fare. The roasted potatoes are not to be missed.

Everything is giant-sized at this sister cafe to Sherman Oaks' Jinky's. Crepes, benedicts, cakes, waffles and eggs every which way.

Go retro at this small cafe inside Studio City's historic hotel. Gone are the dark booths which have been replaced with white retro vinyl with red accents. The menu is old-school comfort breakfast.

EUROPEAN STYLE

This outdoor cafe most often has a line out the door with people waiting to order special baked goods, coffee, tea and some very interesting seasonal breakfast choices, including eggs, veggies and melted brie; a breakfast sandwich with eggs, cheese and bacon; and a shrimp and lobster omelet.

 

Predominantly a bakery, it also serves up made-to-order omelets and ready-made individual quiches and filled croissants.

This English/Cape Cod style marketplace/cafe serves up pots of coffee and tea and offers a variety of eggs, omelets, benedicts (which can be ordered on latkes, grilled polenta or English muffins), savory and sweet crepes, croques and french toast.

Indoor and outdoor seating characterize this eatery that offers up a variety of scrambles as well as a sweet and savory selection of croissant sandwiches.

The European boulangerie with indoor/outdoor seating is a chain restaurant that doesn't resemble a chain. There's a bakery as well as a seasonal menu servings omelets, poached eggs, steel-cut oatmeal, berry parfaits and more.

HEALTHY-ISH

Known as a "healthy choice" restaurant, it's got it all—pancakes, omelets, waffles, tofu scrambles and more. 

Another "healthy" eatery with wheat, tofu and gluten-free choices, Hugo's is famous for its Pasta Mama: pasta mixed with eggs and other seasonings. An oatmeal frittata mixes in with egg dishes, pancakes and more.

DELIS AND COFFEE SHOPS

  At 50-plus, this family-owned restaurant is one of the oldest in the 818. If walls and booths could talk, oh, the stories you would hear about some of the biggest entertainment deals being made.

Home of the biggest menu in town. Name what you want and you're likely to find it.

This original coffee shop goes back over 70 years, is filled with booths and a menu boasting traditional fare such as corned beef hash, ham and cheese omelets, pancakes, sausage and bacon.

A classic old-school coffee shop with a wraparound "L" design of counter and booths. It serves eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes, waffles and hash browns. That canned peach half on the plate just adds to the kitsch.

Karen Young August 26, 2011 at 05:02 PM
Hi Allen, Vivian's and Il Tramezzino are dog friendly and have water bowls. If there is seating on a sidewalk, such as Aroma, you can bring a dog.
susan tyler August 26, 2011 at 06:46 PM
Charlie's is my spot.. always the best food and wonderful service.. lovely people.. give it a try...
Skraeling August 26, 2011 at 06:53 PM
All pretty good, but Four and Twenty on Laurel should be there, as well....Twains has the best pancakes in town.....not sure why but they are...
JESSYCA NYGREN August 26, 2011 at 11:00 PM
I love banana pancakes... I am going to Jumpin' Java!
Karen Young August 27, 2011 at 03:34 AM
Thanks, Jessyca! I know places in Sherman Oaks. I'll have to ask the boss for the assignment! :)

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