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7 Places in Los Angeles Where You Can Eat Breakfast Any Time, Day or Night

10 p.m. Pancake Party? Count Us In

Written By: Taylor R. Haynes of Locale Magazine

Breakfast has been said to be the most important meal of the day, and, in my opinion, the best. There’s something uniquely comforting and nostalgic about a stack of fresh, fluffy pancakes. Over-easy eggs and toast conjure images of early mornings in sunny kitchens. But, there’s no reason these foods should be relegated to the beginning hours of the day — we should be supporting the idea of enjoying breakfast at any time of day. This is why we especially love basking in the harmless rebellion of breakfast for dinner. We’ve selected the best places throughout Los Angeles to satisfy your craving for breakfast foods, even after the sun has set.

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The words “breakfast” and “bar” don’t usually spend much time in the same sentence, unless you’re at Nighthawk, our go-to diner-slash-lounge in Venice. Inspired by the midnight breakfasts sought by rock ‘n’ roll artists after a long night performing on the Sunset Strip, Nighthawk offers everything from brandy-infused French toast to spiked cereal milk cocktails—cocoa puffs and vanilla vodka, anyone? Plus, the lively, retro atmosphere amplifies the carefree vibes.

417 Washington Blvd

Venice, CA 90292

424.835.4556

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After dining at Rossoblu, you’ll be convinced maple syrup and whiskey are a match made in heaven. The Italian eatery offers a creative take on the classic Old Fashioned cocktail by swirling Whistle Pig 10-year with Whistle Pig maple syrup and Bonollo Amaro together for a sweet and boozy treat. They call it a Mattina “Breakfast” Old Fashioned, and to complete the experience, the drink is topped with sfrappole, a sugary pastry traditionally found at Italian carnivals.

1124 San Julian St

Los Angeles, CA 90015

213.749.1099

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The Kettle in Manhattan Beach knows how to crank out the classics. This family-friendly spot is open 24 hours, meaning you can indulge in your childhood favorites whenever the craving strikes. A few highlights from their anytime breakfast menu: crabcake Benedict with orange-cilantro hollandaise, and the buttermilk honey fried chicken and biscuits. We won’t judge if you order both.

1138 Highland Ave

Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

310.545.8511

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Roscoe’s is an LA institution. Founded in 1975 in Long Beach and now in multiple locations in Los Angeles, the restaurant has been serving simple and satisfying soul food since. As the name implies, Roscoe’s is known for the decadent fried chicken and waffles—nicknamed the Obama Special after the president visited in 2011.

730 E Braodway

Long Beach, CA 90802

562.437.8355

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For a more upscale approach to breakfast, check out Plan Check in Santa Monica. Although there are plenty of options for the rest of your crew—in the strange case that they aren’t on your level when it comes to eating breakfast off the clock—we especially appreciate the Pastrami Nosh. Imagine double-smoked pastrami with gooey Swiss cheese, kimchi mustard, pickles and a sunny fried egg. *Starts drooling*

Santa Monica

1401 Ocean Ave, Ste 104

Santa Monica, CA 90401

310.857.1364

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If sugary cereals like Fruity Pebbles or Frosted Corn Flakes are your thing, look no further than Milk. This inspiring dessert shop takes old mainstays like ice cream sandwiches, shakes and sundaes and gives them new life. Indulge in an ice cream sandwich if that fits your fancy, and go wild by having it dipped in Fruit Loops. Visit one of their shops on Midcity on Beverly or in Silverlake.

7290 Beverly Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90036

323.939.6455

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Few restaurants are accompanied by the same lore and respect as The Original Pantry Cafe in DTLA. Occupying the corner of Figueroa and James M Wood Blvd, the cafe has served loyal customers since openings its doors in 1924. Today, it is owned by former Los Angeles mayor Richard Riordan. There’s a lot of history here, and diners often frequent the cafe for the steaming hot stacks of pancakes and biscuits and gravy. Trust us, you won’t want to miss this legendary gem.

877 S Figueroa St

Los Angeles, CA 90017

213.972.9279