Blu Jam - with three locations in the Valley and another in Hollywood - is crazy on weekends, but becomes a low-key neighborhood spot during the week. You’re here for the all-day breakfast, which happens to include a “Healthy & Fitness” section for all your post-Crossfit protein needs. Don’t worry, there are plenty of benedict options too.
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Rao’s is the LA location of the classic NYC Italian restaurant, and while the food won’t blow your mind, it’s still very crowd-pleasing.
Stout is a neighborhood beer and burger spot, done very well. It's not groundbreaking, but it's become a Hollywood staple.
Musso & Frank Grill
Musso & Frank is an unexpected piece of actual culture along Hollywood Blvd: a class restaurant where it’s impossible to have a bad time.
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Lodge Bread Co
Lodge Bread Co. is the best bakery in Culver City. And one of the best casual places to eat in all of Los Angeles.
Clark Street Bread
Clark Street Bread in Downtown LA’s Grand Central Market is a bakery with a bunch of pastries, plus a handful of toasts and sandwiches.
Thyme Cafe and Market
Thyme Cafe in Santa Monica is a great neighborhood spot for breakfast when you don't feel like waiting two hours to eat.
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Paramount Coffee Project
A coffee shop and cafe in Hollywood that doesn't feel like your second office.
Lincoln is a favorite spot for Pasadena locals, thanks to its pastries and its takes on classic brunch staples.
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