Grabbing a bite to eat at the diner always feels different from just eating at a regular café or restaurant. Good different. The leather booths, the swivel chairs by the counter, large mugs of coffee – there’s something about this picture that gives us a feeling of being home. And lucky for us, L.A. offers plenty of lovely diners! If you’re in the mood for comfy atmosphere and delicious home-style food, here are some of the best L.A. diners:
101 Coffee Shop, 6145 Franklin Avenue, Hollywood, CA 90028
This lovely diner is featured in the 1996 classic Swingers. That’s already a great reason to stop by the place! The interior design of 101 Coffee shop brings us back to a different era. Although the spot has undergone some renovations since Swingers, it still has all the stunning attributes of an old-fashioned diner. As for the menu, here you’ll find the usual popular dishes like huevos rancheros, a breakfast burrito, and silver dollar pancakes. The lunch and dinner menus offer a such selections as a blackened catfish sandwich and a grilled albacore burger. To check out the full menu, click here.
Millie’s Café, 3524 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026
Millie’s Café has been around since 1926, and, as explained on their website, does “everything the pain in the ass, Old-fashioned way, by hand, from scratch, because there is a difference.”
Stop by for all their yummy classics – scrambled eggs, fluffy pancakes – the usual hits. To check out their full menu, click here.
Cindy’s Eagle Rock, 1500 Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041
As the glorious vintage sign welcomes you to the restaurant, red booths, old-fashioned wallpaper, hanging globe lamps will make you feel right at home. As for the menu, besides the usual favorites, you’ll find items that are less common for diners, like a great bowl of gumbo or a catfish po’boy sandwich. To see their full menu, click here
Nickel Diner, 524 S Main St, downtown Los Angeles, CA 90013
Located in downtown LA, Nickel Diner greets you with an amazing selection of familiar dishes with little new additions, like Sloppy Veggie Jo – a vegan take on the Sloppy Joe made with portobello mushrooms and the buttermilk brined pork chop. Dessert is a must at Nickel Diner! We highly recommend leaving room for their yummy maple glazed bacon donut. To check out their full menu, click here.