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Brite Spot

Restaurants, Diners Echo Park
2 out of 5 stars
(3user reviews)
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Photograph: Jakob N. LaymanCheezy Mac at Brite Spot
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Photograph: Jakob N. LaymanBrite Spot
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Photograph: Jakob N. LaymanKrunchy Kale Salad at Brite Spot
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Photograph: Jakob N. LaymanBrite Spot

Like so many of Echo Park’s worthiest eateries, Brite Spot has a knowing sort of charm. Their retro décor, complete with rosewood tufted booths and shiny display cases, matches the menu, which can best be described as classic diner with a SoCal twist. Brite Spot's vegan menu, which offers PETA-approved nachos ($9.75), sweet potato fries ($6.95) and more, does not disappoint. Omnivores can guiltlessly tuck into a bowl of Cheezy Mac ($9.25) or double stack of Belgian Waffles ($7)—neither of which anyone with a pulse could deny at 2am. And there’s always Brite Spot’s weekday happy hour, when from 3pm to 6pm, half a dozen of their most popular menu items become $6 each.

By: Amanda Montell


Venue name: Brite Spot
Address: 1918 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles
Opening hours: Mon-Tue dam-midnight; Wed-Sat 8am-3am; Sun 8am-midnight
Price: $7-$15
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Average User Rating

2.3 / 5

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Unpredictable hours. Food quality is very, very low. And menus prices are insanely high for the product. The pies are overrated. For instance the "banana cream pie" is nothing but whole bananas in a pie shell with whip cream on top priced at $7.00. Yeah, Brite Spot needs a overhaul in kitchen and management. For people that live in Echo Park the Brite Spot has become a place to avoid and make jokes about.


I may have had some serious stomach issues after coming here, but all that grease will do that to you. And how can you not have grease at a diner? Embrace Brite Spot for what it is: a charming eatery that offers a vast menu of omelets and pancakes and plates filled with a combination of breakfast items. Their pies are exceptional and worth coming for alone. 

This is inevitably the place I end up at 2am. It's casual, homey and there's hardly ever a wait. The food doesn't really stand out (hey, it's a diner) but their pies are simply amazing. When I walk in, their pastry display case just beckons me. It's a great, no-fuss late night spot to finish a night out.