After your 15th time trying to cook the perfect “over easy” egg, you’re done over-exuding yourself for breakfast. Time to call in reinforcements. In this indefinite quarantine, restaurants across the city have stepped up to the plate and are offering all sorts of breakfast and brunch options. Whether you’re in the mood for pastries and coffee, a giant stack of pancakes, or a five-egg scramble to help you cure your ten-whiskey hangover, this list has what you’re looking for.
Very few mornings go by when we aren’t thinking about Bea Bea’s iconic Green Tea Monster pancakes. Luckily, this Valley staple (they have locations in Burbank and Glendale) is offering both takeout and delivery starting at 7am daily. Call (818) 846-2327 to order.
Breakfast By Salt’s Cure doesn’t have a large menu, but a restaurant doesn’t need one when they serve one of the greatest breakfast dishes in LA - the OG griddle cake. Topped with whipped sea-salt butter and toasted cinnamon sugar, it’s a glorious stack of sugar and comfort, and exactly what we need during quarantine. There are plenty of other menu highlights too, like the breakfast sandwich. Available for takeout and delivery every day from 8am-2pm.
Claudine is a consistent, all-day restaurant in Encino that’s offering takeout and delivery Tuesday-Sunday from 8am-6pm. They have a wide-ranging menu that features everything from malted pancakes to chilaquiles to avocado toast, so whatever you’re in the mood for this morning, Claudine’s probably has it.
Indefinite self-isolation can really mess with your mood, but one way to make it better is to keep Cofax’s breakfast burritos in your weekly routine. They’re available daily for takeout or delivery starting at 7am, and so are frozen packs of six that you can take home for the week (or, let’s be real, the night).
Coffee For Breakfast is a tiny Venezuelan cafe in North Hollywood and one of our favorite breakfast spots in The Valley. Open at 8:30am Tuesday-Friday (8am on the weekends), every order here should include several cachapas (corn-based pancakes stuffed with combinations of meat and cheese), a few beef empanadas, and a cinnamon cafe con leche. Available for both takeout and delivery.
Open every day at 9am, this coffee shop inside a Gardena bowling alley is serving their entire menu for takeout. It’s a large menu, to be sure, but you want to concentrate on the Hawaiian/Asian dishes. The kimchi bacon fried rice is excellent and we wish we were eating the Hawaiian Royal - a massive plate of eggs, rice, chashu, and Portuguese sausage - right now. Call (310) 532-0820 to order.
One of our favorite Tex-Mex spots in LA, HomeState is offering their excellent breakfast tacos, queso, and more starting at 10am Monday-Thursday and 8am Friday-Sunday. Right now, all three locations (Los Feliz, Highland Park, and Playa del Rey) are offering takeout only and ordering is done through their website.
This Santa Monica cafe has been open for a decade now, but it’s still one of our favorite breakfasts on the Westside. Open everyday from 9am-3pm, they’re offering their full menu, as well as family-style breakfast kits and pantry boxes, for takeout and delivery on most major platforms.
One of John O’Groats’ biggest selling points is being able to sit in their classic diner space on Pico and watch a restaurant full of regulars read newspapers and grumble to themselves. But since that’s not possible right now, we’ll certainly still eat their iconic biscuits at home. Open daily from 9am-3pm, call (310) 204-0692 for takeout or here for delivery.
While most people in this city only think of Jon & Vinny’s for dinner, you know their true secret lies in their brunch menu. Starting at 8am, their early menu is filled with highlights like the breakfast BLT, buttermilk pancakes, and polenta, as well as some pizza and pasta from the dinner menu. Available for both takeout and delivery.
Kings Road Cafe
Kings Road’s lethally strong coffee has helped us through many hangovers, and it continues to help us through the quarantine. Available daily for takeout or delivery starting at 7am, this Beverly Grove cafe has coffee as well as a solid menu of breakfast staples ready to make your mornings (slightly) better.
If you’re quarantining in Malibu, we’re very jealous of you. For obvious reasons, of course, but also because you’re close enough to pick up a breakfast burrito from Lily’s on a daily basis. Loaded with fluffy eggs, cheese, refried beans, and bacon, it’s an early morning masterpiece that’ll make the rest of your day much better, too. Takeout only.
Marco’s isn’t as well-known as some of Weho’s rowdier brunch spots, but when you’re looking for a solid, affordable breakfast in the neighborhood, this family-run cafe can’t be beat. Think make-your-omelettes, French toast, and giant breakfast sandwiches. Open seven days a week at 10am, both takeout and delivery available.
It only takes a few Zoom Happy Hours with friends to realize that quarantine hangovers are a very real thing. And when that happens, be sure to call Millie’s. Though their Silver Lake location is temporarily closed, the Pasadena location is available for takeout from 8am-3pm and delivery from 11:30am-7pm.
One of the most consistent pizza spots on the Westside, it goes under-the-radar that Milo And Olive is also open every day at 8am offering coffee, baked goods, and pastries. And now, they’re offering both takeout and delivery.
Open since 1948, breakfast doesn’t get more iconic in LA than Nick’s Cafe, and right now, their entire soul-curing diner menu is available for takeout/pickup. That means all the waffles, omelettes, and their famous ham for your quarantine needs.
LA has no shortage of Australian cafes, but Paramount remains one of our favorites. Though they’ve temporarily closed their Downtown location, the original location on Fairfax is going strong and offering both takeout (it’s a walk-up window) or delivery. If one of their Brekkie Wraps isn’t enough today, go for their $35 Brekkie Wrap Packs, which give you all the fixings and ingredients to make four at home.
Open daily from 8am, this multi-concept restaurant in Playa Del Rey is offering a limited menu that’s available for both takeout and delivery. It includes coffee and tea, deli case specials, a separate kids menu, and much more. Visit their website, or call (310) 683-5019 to place your order.
When we wake up in need of pure comfort as fast as possible, you will find us ordering from Phnom Penh Noodle Shack. The family-run Cambodian restaurant in Long Beach is open from 7am-3pm Tuesday-Sunday and serves phnom penh (noodle soup made with pork bone broth), rice porridge, meat pies, and other delicious noodles. Both takeout and delivery is available.
The long-standing Venice spot is offering both takeout and delivery from their location on Lincoln Blvd. You can order everything from breakfast sandwiches to hot cakes to lattes, but for all bakery and bread orders, call (310) 907-5075. Open everyday at 8am.
Has getting out of bed during quarantine proven difficult for you? It has for us, which is why we always have Wexler’s waiting for us first thing in the morning. Their Santa Monica location is still open (all other locations have temporarily closed) and is offering delivery and takeout of their full menu starting at 7am daily.