As Jessica Biel’s new restaurant Au Fudge opens in West Hollywood touting a designated “kid-area”, I am reminded of the days I would look for restaurants with designated “dog-areas”. Here are my 5 favorite breakfast spots right now that happen to cater to both types of children.
This is my number 5 for food & drinks and number 2 for baby/bow-wow-ability. I sort of believe an egg sandwich shouldn’t cost over 11 dollars, even a Bistro Breakfast Sandwich, but I’ll consider the extra $1.95 a Los Feliz tax. The plethora of outdoor seating in cozy corners almost makes up for the 13 dollar mimosa…almost.
If the thought of a 13 dollar mimosa really boils your potatoes, then consider walking down the street for a $5 discount at Home instead. The entrees are well priced averaging $10.95 and their signature bloodys are only $9.50. With locations in both Los Feliz & Silverlake they have the east-side covered! The seating arrangements at the Los Feliz location are very similar to Alcove except that fido must be kept on the floor. Not generally a problem for most but unfortunately I have led my pooch to believe he belongs at the table.
The Black Cow Cafe in Montrose specializes in making you feel right at home. Case in point, they open at 9 AM but let people start sitting at 8:45 AM. So if you’re thinking of coming with your pooch try and arrive before they open as outdoor tables are sometimes hard to come by. As far as food goes go if you’re in the mood for something sweet, try what they have on special–doesn’t even matter what it is I promise it will be good. Savory lovers should try their entrees served in a skillet, with extra biscuits on the side.
Come carb overload at this Silverlake breakfast spot known for it’s Ricotta Toast and vegan specialities. It does tend to get extra crowded on the weekend though so try and arrive before 9:30 AM on weekends if you want to avoid a line out of the door. Ample outdoor seating on Virgil avenue as well as a designated outdoor area mean it won’t be too hard to find a spot for your pet or your baby carriage.
This is my number one for multiple reasons. 1. They serve beer at breakfast, which starts at 10 AM exclusively on weekends. 2. They have a designated play area for kids AND dogs. 3. The food menu is above average for a brewery, and most items are $10 or less, which leaves lots of money left over for those Golden Road brews.