Food & Drink

8 Casual Dining Spots That Offer Killer Breakfast

Start the day right at these West Hollywood restaurants.


West Hollywood boasts more than its fair share of celebrity-filled hot spots like Craig’s, Cecconi’s, Tesse and Catch. But what about those days you crave something a little more relaxed? Below are some great casual dining options, from the Design District to Santa Monica Boulevard to the Sunset Strip. Breakfast is the perfect time to throw on your favorite casually chic outfit, grab your sunnies and eat something delicious.

Breakfast by Salt’s Cure

I had to kick things off with this breakfast-only spot. If you fall in love with the house specialty, Griddle Cakes, you can take home your very own Griddle Cake Mix to impress any sleep-over guests you may have. In true West Hollywood fashion, you can make them gluten-free for a couple bucks more.

Savory: Breakfast Sandwich
Sweet: OG Cinnamon Sugar Griddle Cakes
Plant-Forward: Blueberry Griddle Cakes with Flaxseed Crumble

Dialog Café

Break the chain restaurant habit and head over to this mom-and-pop spot, a reported fave of the Eveleigh staff. This Sunset Strip adjacent spot offers a great patio, WiFi and budget-friendly breakfast offerings.

Savory: Brisket Verde Breakfast Burrito
Sweet: Grilled Nutella Banana Croissant
Plant-Forward: Seeded Coconut Granola

The Butcher, The Baker, The Cappuccino Maker

This super Instagrammable spot is definitely one of my faves. The unique design features a sun-drenched patio where one can happily people-watch while sipping on a cappuccino — or a mimosa or two. Be sure to make a reservation if you are planning on a Sunday brunch, because this place gets packed.

Savory: The Butcher’s Eggs Benedict
Sweet: Bananas Foster French Toast
Plant-Forward: Chia Pudding

Kitchen 24

If BBCM is the spot to people-watch in Sunset Plaza, then Kitchen 24 is where you go to watch the sidewalk show along Santa Monica Boulevard. With a huge patio, convenient parking and Bottomless Saturdays from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Mimosas and Bloody Mary’s, hello!), this is one of my favorite places to take a breakfast meeting.

Savory: Breakfast Brie Melt
Sweet: Belgian Waffle with Strawberries & Whipped Cream
Plant-Forward: Mediterranean Tofu Scramble

Hugo’s Restaurant

You may have seen their Valley location on Keeping Up With the Kardashians, but West Hollywood locals choose the Santa Monica Boulevard Hugo’s for delicious food complete with extensive vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options. They have a dog-friendly atmosphere and are very popular on Sunday mornings.

Savory: Pasta Papa
Sweet: Chocolate Chip Pancakes
Plant-Forward: Breakfast Salad

WeHo Bistro

Once upon a time I lived in Paris and loved dining outside at the cute cafés and bistros. This West Hollywood staple offers casual French dining right in the heart of our city. There is outdoor patio seating and they offer catering as well. Like many of the options on this roundup, breakfast is served all day.

Savory: Bistro Salmon Benedict
Sweet: Croissant French Toast
Plant Forward: Acai Bowl

Urth Caffé

This spot was made popular on Entourage and in that spirit, has evolved into a hotspot where super fancy cars and their owners can be seen hanging out on almost any night of the week. During the day, it’s a great place to sit outdoors and meet a friend for a bite and a big cup of some of LA’s yummiest coffee.

Savory: Eggs Verde
Sweet: Urth Bread Pudding Bowl
Plant-Forward: Berry Bowl

Mel’s Diner

Although Mel’s may best be known for its late-night dining, their breakfast menu should not be ignored. In fact, night owls can opt to have breakfast in those wee hours of the morning as this iconic diner is open until 3 a.m. on weekends.

Savory: The Lumberjack
Sweet: Short Stack or Waffle
Plant-Forward: They feature a full fresh juice and smoothie bar!

Maxine Tatlonghari
About Maxine Tatlonghari
Maxine Tatlonghari is the award-winning #femalefounder behind the Vanity Girl Hollywood brand. She is also a beauty boss lifestyle blogger and serves as the first Vice Chair of the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. She has been featured in Forbes and Huffington Post. She lives, works and plays in West Hollywood.

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