Eastside restaurants make the list of best L.A. breakfast places

Storefront ReportIf you are a morning person, here are  three restaurants on the Eastside that made Eater LA’s list of “Best LA Breakfast Restaurants, 2017.”

  • The classic Silver Lake eatery Millie’s was complimented for its neighborhood vibe and reasonable prices. Millie’s is on the 3500 block of Sunset Boulevard.
  • In Boyle Heights, La Mascota Bakery earned praise for retaining old favorite dishes (pan dulce, tamales), while adding morning tortas, specialty coffees and good seating. La Mascota Bakery is on the 2700 block of Whittier Boulevard.
  • Kitchen Mouse in Highland Park was included for its down-home vegetarian offerings. Kitchen Mouse is on the 5900 block of North Figueroa Street.

We take issue that Eater found only 3 Eastside breakfast spots. Feel free to share your recommendation in the comments.

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  1. La oveja highland Park. Nuff said trendies

  2. Mohawk Bend, Local, Home in Loz Feliz, The Kitchen in Silver Lake, The Ostrich Farm, The Park’s Finest, Brite Spot, and also Semi-Tropic in Echo Park… the Eastside rules for Brunch/Breakfest! Whoever wrote this article on Eater LA must not live in this area if they skipped over all these great spots.

    • Brite spot is only good for sweets. The food is bland as hell. Once they took French press coffees off the menu I was out. The girls that go there are cute. I’ll give them that. Good place for a coffee date. Even though the coffee sucks per my previous comment

      • Tierra Mia on Alvarado is great for a coffee date fyi.

      • Brite Spot and Ostrich Farm are overpriced and mediocre for food. Lots of average in EP, very little genuinely good. Shame really, either the new rents are too high to have quality line cooks, or the punters too undiscriminating to notice the difference. I really like Woodcut, Terra Mia and Valerie for a coffee and pastry though.

    • Can’t miss with steak and eggs and a bloody mary breakfast at Home after a Fig to Travel Town loop along the L.A. river. One of my favorite weekend indulgences when I can do both.

  3. Hipster food sucks!

  4. Sunset Junction Coffee Shop. A couple great dishes (the Huevos Rancheros, The Chipotle Benedict…) and the nicest servers in town that always remember your name and make you feel welcome.

  5. Lemon Poppy Kitchen in Glassell Park (the green scramble and house jam are so good!), Gloria’s Cafe in Highland Park (I know, I know, avocado toast is a hipster treat – but seriously, you have to get the avocado toast!!), and Cindy’s in Eagle Rock (great food, great staff, great atmosphere).

  6. Flore’s breakfast burrito is the bomb as well as several offerings from Sage Bistro!

  7. Pat and Lorrain’s, Pete’s Blue Chip, Armon’s in Eagle Rock, La Abeja in Highland Park/Cypress Park, Cypress Best in Cypress Park, Lot 1 Cafe in EchoPark.

    • Yes to Pat’s. Though not the east side Conrad’s on walnut in Pasadena has insane portions .. Biscuits and gravy fried chicken just stay away from the Mexican food as it’s not too good. They have counters. I eat at counters.

  8. Gloria’s in Highland Park is amazing. Millie’s is terrible.

  9. It’s brand new and I’m biased cuz it’s in my hood but the esquite toast at B24 on Broadway is the best! Great coffee too, it’s worth it though it’s not the cheapest!!!

  10. Modern Eats por vida

  11. Cindy’s Diner in Eagle Rock is the best. Great breakfast. Great Pie.

  12. place called ‘Little Caesars’ behind the Walgreens in Echo Park

    • I’ve heard of that place. There’s another local on Fig in Highland Park below where the old massage wink wink parlor was. But that’s an Eastsider story for another day

  13. That’s an old photo of Millie’s. The brick walls are now white washed to reflect the surrounding neighborhood.

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