Celebrating Black History Month – Los Angeles Black Businesses – Breakfast Guide

Offering an updated 2018 guide to (B.O.) Breakfast & Brunch spots throughout Los Angeles, CA.

Adassa’s Breakfast Cafe
4305 Degnan Blvd
 – Ste 103
Los Angeles, CA 90008

Cafe Buna
3105 Washington Blvd., Marina del Rey
310-823-2430

Denny’s
3740 S. Crenshaw Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90016
323-298-5498

Flavor Table, The
2812 W. Florence Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90043
323-751-6000

Jack’s Family Kitchen
3965 S Western Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90062
323-296-5215

Mama Joan’s Soul Food
5496 W Centinela Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90045
310-670-5900

M’Dears Bakery & Bistro
7717 S. Western Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90047
323-759-2020

M’Dears Bakery & Bistro
2450 Carson St.
Lakewood, CA 90712
562-420-2400

M & M Soul Food
3300 West Manchester Boulevard (at 11th Ave)
(310) 673-5031

My Two Cents
5583 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90019
323-879-9881

Pips on Labrea
1356 S. Labrea Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90019
323-954-7477

Post & Bean
3767 Santa Rosalia Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90008
323-299-5599

Roscoe’s House of Chicken & Waffles
106 West Manchester
Los Angeles CA 90003
(323) 752-6211

Roscoe’s House of Chicken & Waffles
5006 West Pico Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90019
(323) 934-4405

Roscoe’s House of Chicken & Waffles
1514 North Gower Street (at Sunset)
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 466-7453

Roscoe’s House of Chicken & Waffles
830 North Lake Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91104
(626) 791-4890

Rusty Pot Cafe
324 S Market St.
Inglewood, CA 90301
310-412-5901

Serving Spoon, The
1403 Centinela Ave.
Inglewood, CA 90302
310-412-3927

Simply Wholesome (vegan options)
4508 West Slauson Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90043
(323) 294-2144

Sista Mary’s Soul Food
420 W Colorado Blvd
Glendale, CA 91204
818-396-5399

Stuff I Eat (vegan)
114 N. Market Street, Inglewood
310-671-0115

Tal’s Cafe
2701 W Florence Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90043
323-751-9749

Watts Coffee House
1827 E 103rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90002
(323) 249-4343

And if you know of any that I did not list, please provide in the comments section below so I can update the list.  Please & Thanks and maybe, just maybe I’ll see you there 🙂

 

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Breakfast near LAX

(Facebook repost & update)

Flying in or out of Los Angeles?  Well, the Eagle got me hip to this spot near the airport called The Coffee Company.  I tried their Waffle of which was fine, but soon learned about their french toast of which I had to try.  However, for some reason when we returned, I forgot to get the french toast and ordered the waffle <frustrated sigh>.  Every time I walk out of this place and look over to another persons plate I say to myself, “DAGGIT, I was suppose to try the french toast this time!”  And this is when (J) would say, “LOSER” and as I would say, “I SUCK”.

The Coffee Company serves breakfast, lunch and dinner just so you know.  A nice spot!  I absolutely love the hanging flower pots out front.  Reminds me of my mother.  A great spot to hit up when taking someone to or arriving from the airport and in need of some good food.  As always the customer service is great, food arrives quickly and the prices are reasonable.

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“OMG it’s them!”

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CHICKEN & WAFFLES

We’re not here for biscuits and gravy (even though we ordered that).  We’re not even here for eggs and ham.  PEOPLE, we are here for…CHICKEN & WAFFLES!!!

We pull up. “Hey sir, nice ride,” the security guard yells out.

“Thanks!” The Eagle responds back.

We’re at one of my favorite spots for breakfast.   A place I frequent regularly?  Enough I’d say.  So what I’ve learned early on is that you only order what the establishment is known for.  Therefor, when The Eagle asked where did I want to go for waffles, I responded without hesitation…Roscoe’s House of Chicken and Waffles.

As usual we had some small talk with the folks outside.  It’s what we like to do – talk to folks.  Almost making our way to the front door, “Looks like you could use some help,” I tell the man.  He agrees and takes on my offer.  He was trying to take a selfie photo with the restaurants logo.  I smiled with a head nod of approval and continued on.

We finally entered the two-toned, wooden paneled building.  The waitress seated us and we proceeded to read the menu.

Flatware drops on floor “TING, Ting, ting”

WAIT – WHAT?

Read the menu?  I know what I want!

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(looks like an owl <chuckle>)

“Is she actually reading the menu?” A woman yells out.

“Just browsing,” I mumbled.

Do I really need to explain what I ordered people?  Didn’t think so.  Well The Eagle got his regular, the #11, which are giblets with rice, gravy and a biscuit.

Did we enjoy the food?  No time for silly questions.  YES!  And you will too once you go try them out.  As far as I’m concerned, this (B.O.) establishment located in varied parts of Cali offers THE BEST combination of chicken and waffles in town or around.  Their special batter and seasonings are what some of us say, “Is Everything!”

And check this, they’re starting to make their entrees available at grocery stores throughout Southern California.  That’s awesome!

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The Serving Spoon

Another (B.O.) located in Inglewood is called The Serving Spoon.  You can find them on Facebook under The Serving Spoon Restaurant.  It’s a place The Eagle and I periodically visit.

Parking can get a tad difficult , but we make it work.  He’s been coming here for years so he knows the deal.  You can park in the lot out front or find street parking along the side of the building.  “Babe, get out and get a table,” is the usual dialog in the car.  “Ok, I’m on it!” the typical response.

Once you enter, there’s a woman behind a lectern who greets you and behind her off to your left is the counter where you pay your bill upon leaving.  There’s a couple chairs upfront to rest and wait while someone cleans off a table for you.

“Hey, babe check this out!” as I read the listings on the community board.  I’m always a sucker for businesses that promote local happenings.  Speaking of community, did you know The Serving Spoon has serviced so many locals and celebrities from Former President Bill Clinton, Lisa Leslie, Kat Williams, Cedric The Entertainer, Anthony Davis to Stevie Wonder – cool huh!?!?  Oh and there’s me <LOL>  You know, because I’m somebody too (BIG SMILE) – we all are.

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Well, when it comes to ordering, I’m starting to always get their chicken sausage.  Most sausage makes me sick and I hardly ever entertain it these days, but whenever I do, this one I can handle.  I decided to match it with four slices of tender french toast and as always, hard scrambled eggs.  I CAN NOT handle soft runny eggs – YUCK!  Maybe it’s mental, who knows.  The Eagle went with a soft buttery waffle accompanied by sausage.  As always we enjoyed our meal and the service is always great.  So, have you tried the spoon?

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Eat’n Park Memories

Do you know what time it is midwest-east coast???

It’s Eat’n Park Christmas Star Commercial time

(and the crowd screams)

The Eagle and I actually took a trip to the Burgh to visit some folk and before making our way to the airport, guess where we stopped?  OMG how did you know?  You got it – Eat’n Park!

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Oh how I remember the days of a child eating away and if lucky walking out with a little treat.  As I have gotten older, we would always go to Eat’n Park right before my road trip back to good ole Ohio.  It was ‘our thing’!   I tell ya, there’s nothing like cheap, pathetic, warm, restaurant chain food to put a smile on your face before a road trip. LOL

What all was on the menu for the day?  Well, I honestly don’t remember what The Eagle ordered, but I know I went for the buffet.  Now, lets pause for a sec.  You do understand what kind of place this is?  Think of such chains as Denny’s, Big Boy, IHOP, etc so lets not get our nose too high up in the air.  Bring it down some and enjoy the lower side of life <chuckle> You know, the common folk.  Besides, it makes you appreciate the really, really good stuff 🙂  Now, I had two plates LOL one consisted of mini waffles, eggs, potatoes while the second plate was compiled of grits, biscuits and gravy and yes, bread pudding OF WHICH I FREAKING LOVE!!!  How did it taste?  You know, average chain food.  Am I kicking and screaming to return soon?  No, but it’s a place I respect for what it is…cheap food.  So, I’ve learned to find a place in my heart for it 🙂

And speaking of things I love – THE SMILEY FACE COOKIES!!!  Anyone who’s anyone knows about the smiley face cookies.  And they know it’s almost tradition to purchase one or some on the way out.

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<big sigh> Oh I see the commercial now so clear.  (sit back and close your eyes…ok well keep one eye open to keep reading I guess)  SO, it starts off with a plain christmas tree all alone.  Oh look, a little star all by his lonesome too, just bouncing about.  The star makes his way over trying to be apart of tree but can’t reach the top.  OK – OK here’s the Hallmark moment.  Wait for it, Wait for it.  The tree then bends over and helps the star get to the top of the tree then BAM! The tree lights up and becomes a beautifully lit Christmas tree THE END!  (go to youtube to watch if you feel left out)

Goodbye E’nP, it’s been a nice reunion.

 

 

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Taste **
Price ***