Across from LA State Historic Park sits a little diner—unassuming, unadorned and totally delicious. It's been open at the same spot on Spring Street since 1968, which should tell you something. The best ham and eggs in town are served here, plus crispy hash browns and a baller, 1lb monster burger. The waitstaff is friendly, the decor is legitimately retro (a working train set runs the perimeter of the diner, just below the ceiling), and the lunch specials are cheap and surprisingly tasty, with unique twists like homemade spicy salsa or jalapeño bacon meatloaf. Note: This old-school joint is cash only (natch).
|Venue name:||Nick's Cafe||Contact:|
1300 N Spring St
|Opening hours:||Mon-Fri 5:30am-3pm; Sat-Sun 6:30am-4pm|
Eggs Benedict lovers, your prayers have been answered. Nick's Cafe has soooo many types of Eggs Benedicts and they're so delicious. It's the quintessential greasy spoon spot. The place is fairly small and has a counter in the center where people are seated. It's kinda nice rubbing elbows with your neighbor—makes the place more friendly. It's like traveling back in time without the over-the-top, trendy kitsch of other places like Swingers, Fred 62 or Brite Spot.