Los Angeles: Top 10 Coffee Shops

1. CiCi’s Cafe (San Fernando Valley) - With more than 25 variations of pancakes on its menu -- Aloha Pineapple has pineapple, coconut, almonds, caramelized walnuts, and roasted sesame seeds in buttermilk pancakes -- CiCi’s is creative in its combinations and also offers healthy options on its never-ending menu.
2. Rose Cafe & Market (Venice) - There really isn’t anything quite like having breakfast in the Rose Cafe’s outdoor patio on a clear, sunny morning. Fresh chocolate croissants and a menu packed with egg options and loads of coffee and espresso. Start a weekend off right and unwind over breakfast near the beach.
3. The Griddle (West Hollywood) - Located just off the Sunset Strip, the Griddle is a stylish breakfast spot on weekends. The Golden Ticket pancakes -- banana nut pancakes filled with caramel, walnuts, and streusel -- are among its delectable delights.
4. Cafe 50’s (Santa Monica) - Jukeboxes adorn every table, and the decor is straight out of an episode of Happy Days, but the food is classic.
5. Basix Café (West Hollywood) - Flavor-infused, health-conscious offerings and breakfast served until 3 p.m. daily. Specials include egg white power scramble and egg white power breakfast—mesquite grilled half-chicken breast, three scrambled egg whites, and fresh steamed spinach.
6. Jinky’s Cafe (Beverly Hills) - Serving eclectic breakfast all day; Southwestern, Indian, and European omelettes serve as centerpieces.
7. Nat’s Early Bite (San Fernando Valley) - Perhaps the greasiest of all the greasy spoons, Nat’s offers a taste of the classics: omelettes and homemade muffins and jelly. Healthy substitutions are optional if superfluous.
8. 101 Coffee Shop (Hollywood) - Open daily until 3 a.m. and located near many Hollywood hotspots, the 101 is an affordable spot to refuel after blowing all your dough on overpriced martinis.
9. Du-par’s (San Fernando Valley) - Homemade corned beef hash, crabcake omelette, and all the breakfast standards mark this trendy LA joint. The Farmer’s Market location has been around since 1938 and can be busy on weekends.
10. Joyce’s Coffee Shop (San Fernando Valley) - Joyce’s is the quintessential neighborhood coffee shop. It’s perfect for lazy Sunday mornings and large groups meeting up after a night out. Specials are reasonably priced, and you’ll always get service with a smile.
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