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The Griddle Café
7916 Sunset Blvd. (Hollywood)
Los Angeles, CA
(1) 323-874-0377 | www.thegriddlecafe.com
HOURSMon.-Fri.: 7:00am-4:00pm; Sat.-Sun.: 8:00am-4:00pm
BEST FORBreakfast; brunch; lunch
RESERVATIONSOnly accepted for large groups
PRICE (SIDES; PANCAKES; LUNCH)USD 1.25-3.95; USD 6.95-10.95; USD 6.95-9.95
FAMOUS PLATESPancakes; french toast
DRINKS AND WINEStrong coffee; orange juice; beer
# OF SEATS75
PRIVATE ROOM AVAILABLE?Yes
Grungy diner famed for its manhole cover-sized pancakes and equally gargantuan sound system. Trendy types are not at all put off by the worn surrounds and blasting stereo, lining up for hours on busy weekend mornings just to snag one of the vinyl seats and indulge in calorific fresh-from-griddle treats like the “Saturday Morning Fever” pancakes spiked with Kahlua and Baileys.
Lots of creative types, from out-of-work actors to seasoned screenwriters. Popular with hipsters and tourists, too.
WHAT WE WOULD WEAR
Whatever’s close at hand when you roll out of bed–we’d go with a tee, jeans, and flip flops.
GO HERE WITH
Friends to recuperate from a night out; family for brunch
WHY WE LIKE IT
Those pancakes man…they’re the best (and biggest) we’ve ever sampled. Definitely worth the wait. And let’s not forget about the eggs–amazing scramble/omelette combos (served with a couple pancakes as well!).
WHAT WE WOULD CHANGE
The out-the-door-and-around-the-block lines on weekend mornings.
GOOD TO KNOW
If you want some of their dreamy pancakes but can’t bear the wait, three options: 1) go at off-hours; 2) try their takeaway service; or 3) head to The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf that’s across the street and get a tasty beverage to tide you over.
24/7 Restaurant (Los Angeles)
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