Schedule your power brunch meeting or recover from your all night rager by hopping into one of these popular breakfast spots in Los Angeles for your top o’ the morning grub.
Aroma Coffee & Tea (4360 Tujunga Ave.)
A hot spot for industry hob-nobbing, this Valley gem is always packed. If you don’t find an empty meter on Tujunga, check the side neighborhood streets for plenty of free parking. As a tea snob myself, Aroma has the best selection of white and green teas, and you can never go wrong with the iced variety. Try the Aroma Breakfast Sandwich on a croissant with rosemary potatoes and your belly will thank you.
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Jinky’s (Sherman Oaks, Studio City, and Santa Monica locations)
Home of the best flaky French toast found west of the Mississippi. Friendly servers carry out new menu items like crunchy tater tots and whole wheat English muffins along with delicious veggie-filled frittatas, hearty buttermilk pancakes, and original Mexican and Indian inspired dishes.. Order the 2+2+2 breakfast (with eggs, bacon, and pancakes) if it’s too early for your taste buds to make a difficult decision between savory and sweet.
Hugo’s (8401 Santa Monica Blvd. & 12851 Riverside Dr.)
Nosh on complimentary warm whole wheat rolls as you peruse the organic menu. Redefine the term “Power Breakfast” while refueling with the protein-filled Go Green Frittata. Save room for Hugo’s scrumptious pumpkin pancakes served with orange slices. Make sure to pack your celebrity goggles, stars have been known to flock here in the late morning hours for a healthy pick-me-up.