Nick’s Cafe. What a treat for the best American diner food in downtown Los Angeles. Now completely packed on the weekends. Get there before 10 am or you will end up waiting a while to sit and hoping that the people eating at the counter scarf their food faster then John Belushi in Animal House.

You can probably find me almost every weekend, either Saturday or Sunday eating breakfast at Nick’s Cafe. A small traditional American diner that is nothing short of delicious. Known for their meats, every truck driver from the last 30 years has probably eaten at Nick’s as well as the “pioneers” of DTLA. Those few that have lived here 10+ years.

I was introduced to its glory a year ago and know that every time I go I will be happy with my free coffee & breakfast. (Free coffee on weekends) The list for eggs benedict is about 6-8 choices long with a special benedict seasonally! Order them early enough in the morning since they only make enough hollandaise sauce for the day and when they run out, that’s it! You are SOL. Another must have is their biscuits, OMG they are heavenly. Big and fluffy with their homemade tomato jam… Seriously, I think I just go to eat the biscuits, ha ha. They are too good for words. Though they are heavy so run or walk afterwards or consider yourself sitting like a couch potato the rest of the day.

Now, my personal favorite is to sit inside around their U-shaped counter. It seems more dinerish. However, if you feel the need to sit outside they have that option, too. Though, I think out there you are kind of on your own since all the action is going on inside. And please don’t be a brat and think that just because the atmosphere is low-key that you can bring your kids and make a mess. Be considerate! I have seen it happen way too much and it’s just disgraceful! (not talking to you responsible parents)

Best of the best!

best peeps

Nick’s Cafe
1300 N Spring St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(323) 222-1450
http://www.nickscafela.com/

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My favorite breakfast spot



I have been obsessed with this new spot for breakfast. The Parish! I think I go about 3-4 mornings a week for biscuits and coffee or a pot of tea. My boyfriend and I are lucky to live just a couple blocks away. We can’t seem to stay away! It’s the cutest, quaintest spot to enjoy a small breakfast and watch the passerby. Huge windows that split you from the grime of both Spring and Main Street. Parish is sandwiched right in the intersection of the two streets. Which makes the seating area below small and narrow. About 5-6 tables that seat 2-3 people each. There is an outdoor patio that can seat much more which is great on a warm sunny day. My favorite biscuit is the cheddar eggs, avocado and bacon on the side. Like a true picky eater from California, bacon goes on the side. I’ve tried the others, but this one truly is the best! Served always with a pot of English breakfast. Of course, if you want coffee, they serve Handsome! One of my favorite roasters on the west coast! (more about them later)Now, I have gone for lunch, dinner and just for drinks and haven’t been disappointed. It really is a must try in dtla. 

The Parish
840 S. Spring street
Los Angeles, ca. 90014
www.theparishla.com

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