This featured post of the day comes from Marsha Takeda-Morrison. Marsha is the brain and wit behind UpTake’s Los Angeles Local Getaway Crew page on Facebook. She dishes daily on the happenings and daily deals around L.A. Check out her savvy eye for deals and great sense of humor on our LA Getaway Page. Below is Marsha’s note on everyone’s favorite meal (breakfast) and her favorite spots in L.A. to indulge in this morning ritual.
I love breakfast. I’m also one of those people who thinks breakfast can be for lunch, dinner or anything in between. In my opinion, bacon and eggs are just too good to confine to one meal. Here are some of my favorite breakfast spots in and around L.A. As you can see, I have so many that this post is just Part 1 of several posts. Like breakfast itself, even talking about it cannot be confined to one sitting. Am I scaring you with my love for breakfast? I thought so. Without further ado, here are my faves:
• EAT / North Hollywood
I can’t really call this an old favorite, because I discovered it recently. But I immediately fell in love with its no-nonsense decor and its equally no-nonsense menu. Not to be missed: Ned’s Shreds, which are thin strips of sauteed zucchini and that are so good they inspired me to take a picture of my plate. I may have even wrote a song about them, but I’ll keep that to myself.
• CORAL TREE CAFE / Brentwood, Encino, Century City
The only problem with the Coral Tree Cafe is that they only serve breakfast during breakfast hours, when most normal people order it. Hence, my idea of having eggs for dinner accompanied by a nice glass of chardonnay is squashed. But I learned to forgive them once I had their Applewood Scramble – Eggs mixed with Applewood smoked bacon, cheddar cheese and mushrooms. Bonus: Alexander Skarsgård was recently spotted eating there.
• NAT’S EARLY BITE / Van Nuys
Ask anyone who’s been to Nat’s and they immediately get a faraway look in their eyes, tilt their head back and start rattling off their favorite dishes and recounting the celebrities they’ve spotted there. Which is why if you’re in a hurry to eat you might not want to ask them. Breakfast is served all day (score!) and if you’re a carnivore like me the Pork Chop and Eggs will make your day. I’ve heard that one of my favorite people, Sandra Tsing Loh, eats there but I’ve yet to see her – maybe she’s more of a lunch person.