Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Los Angeles: Original Pantry Cafe

My first visit to the Original Pantry Cafe was a real treat. It's been open continuously since the 1920s with one change in location. It's a wonderful piece of old Los Angeles.

The interior is little changed from the old days. The tables are huge by modern standards, with plenty of room to settle in. They seem to attract a steady stream of regulars. That sense of community is part of the attraction of an establishment such as this.

The service is exactly what you want from this sort of place. My waitress crisp and efficient and she kept the coffee flowing. I could barely set down my cup without her appearing with the pot in hand. That's the sort of quiet care that one appreciates in the morning.

This is my #4 breakfast, which was excellent. The eggs were perfect: fluffy and no hint of grease. The potatoes had a superb crust. I ordered the buckwheat pancakes, a special treat. I love the nutty, offbeat flavor of buckwheat.

Original Pantry Cafe

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