Who isn’t on a budget these days? To stick to your budget, but also have some great eats first thing in the morning, stick to this list and you and your wallet will surely be satisfied!
$8, Ricotta Blueberry Pancakes at Little Dom’s
Pancakes have always been a breakfast staple. At this Los Feliz outpost, grab this grown-up version at made with smooth ricotta cheese and fresh blueberries, then topped with maple syrup. These thin, delicious pancakes may be nothing like the ones we grew up with, but they sure do make for just as happy a Saturday morning.
$10, 5th & Main at Nickel Diner
After a night of one too many drinks, nothing cures that hangover like the 5th & Main at the Nickel Diner which puts together the delicious combo of BBQ pork hash & eggs. This savory master piece is also perfect for those are just ravenous and not quite hung over.
$9, Breakfast Bäco at Bäco Mercat
This unique downtown eatery has chef Josef Centeno’s flat bread/taco invention that can be filled with everything from crispy shrimp to oxtail hash to pork & beef carnitas. But on Saturdays and Sundays, the Bäco turns its attention to breakfast. The Breakfast Bäco is stuffed with eggs and chorizo and covered in a creamy sauce. This breakfast sandwich gives other breakfast sandwiches a run for their money.
$7, Duck Porridge with Egg at Siam Sunset
Tucked away inside a discount motel on Sunset Blvd, there is an unassuming, no-frills restaurant that dishes out some of the best Thai food in the city. And while the Duck Porridge with Egg at Siam Sunset may not be the ritsy experience that you’re used to, it certainly is uniquely delish. Called “jok,” this simple rice porridge has the addition of egg, ginger and tender roast duck. It’s a unique new spin on your breakfast.
$6, Steel Cut Oatmeal at Square One Dining
Steel Cut Oatmeal at Square One Dining is a hearty version of a tried-and-true classic. This is a health regimen whose whole grains you can get behind. For a couple bucks more, you can also customize with an array of toppings (including bourbon pecans).
$5, Breakfast Burrito at Frank’s
When you think of a Los Angeles breakfast, breakfast burrito comes to mind. You can find it at various restaurants in every neighborhood in every part of town. But, try the one at Frank’s on Fairfax. It combines potatoes, eggs & cheese, and your choice of meat into a delicious breakfast bundle.
$4, Pain au Chocolat at Maison Giraud
If you find yourself in the Palisades, head to Maison Giraud for their Pain Au Chocolat. It’s flaky and light, but with a chocolate center. It will surely satisfy your chocolate, sweet tooth first thing in the morning.
$3, Housemade English Muffin at M Street Kitchen
The big, toasty Housemade English Muffins at M Street Kitchen are more than the grocery store packaged muffins. These muffins with a pat of melting butter is the perfect way to start a day in Santa Monica.
$2, Bacon Wrapped Eggs at The EggSlut Truck
$2?! Yes, for $2, you get a hard-boiled egg wrapped in smoky bacon and covered with a Sriracha-infused mayo. This delicious, compact, three-bite-breakfast is the protein boost you need to get you through your mornings.
$1, Everything Bagel at The Bagel Broker
In New York, great bagels are a dime a dozen, but in Los Angeles, a decent bagel is a little harder to find. The Bagel Broker comes as close as you’re going to get to the real NY thing.
“Peanut Bubba” French Toast at The Griddle
Ok, ok…this one is a little over the $10 mark, but it’s too good to not mention. The “Peanut Bubba” French Toast at The Griddle Cafe on Sunset is fluffy, crunchy mounds of peanut-buttery goodness. Actually, anything at The Griddle is gut-bustingly good. The lines around the block proves it.