Is It Any Good?

A heavy duty Breakfast place in Hollywood.

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Listen, I like the Griddle.  I had a great time with the ladies I was with, and had a great meal.  The only problem is…is a breakfast…any breakfast…worth an hour’s wait to get to?  Even with the fantastic omelets and the manhole cover sized Pancakes, it’s still a damn good place…if you can get in.


WHAT SHOULD I GET?: Well, you’re getting breakfast. That’s obvious. I declined the wonderful looking pancakes, as I wanted to be able to function the rest of the day. (Falling asleep at the wheel, still a no-no in L.A., despite the quality of driving.) I went with Chicago Charlie’s Scramble: Italian Sausage, Bacon, Mozzarella, you get the picture.

The Griddle Cafe in West Hollywood.

IMPORTANT SAFETY TIP, PEOPLE: Despite my complaint about the length of time it takes to get in there, the staff has got the line reasonably well organized. There is a Staff Member constantly patrolling the line, available for questions, like “How much longer”, and aware of the number of people in your party. So if you’re a party of two, and a table for two opens up, and there are a bunch of parties of four in front of you, they’ll get you in.

Expect to drop around 10-15 bucks a person.



Oh, wait, you’re serious.

You’re parking on the street, and and walking a loooong way. Deal with it. Worse, some of the residential streets are Permit Parking only, so be aware.



The Griddle Cafe
7916 Sunset Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90046
(On the corner of Sunset and Fairfax)

Tel: (323) 874-0377

Monday-Friday: 7:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday-Sunday: 8:00am – 4:00pm