Auntie Em's Kitchen

4616 N. Eagle Rock Blvd.
Eagle Rock, CA 90041
Critics' Pick
Auntie Em's Kitchen +

Photo: Lesley Balla


  • Sat.-Sun., 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • $$
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • No Alcohol
  • Catering, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Takeout
  • Street Parking
  • Reservations Not Accepted
Terri Wahl's evolved diner may be the grooviest place in Eagle Rock on Saturday afternoons, a converted bungalow a few blocks from Occidental College, crowded with punk moms, rogue artists, and pretty much anyone who likes to eat breakfast at 3 p.m. The service is basically DIY, down to the menus tucked behind the napkin dispensers and the fetch-your-own Intelligentsia coffee. Cupcakes are what the people in that long line up front are waiting for, also chocolate-chip cookies the diameter and thickness of old EPs. Sometimes, Auntie Em's feels less like a restaurant than it does like a house party gone slightly out of control, plates filled with Cobb salad scrambles, BLT sandwiches with sprouts, impossible concoctions of cheddar grits and andouille sausage, or open-face breakfast sandwiches piled with Gruyère, meatloaf, salsa and eggs — food that seems occasionally less put together by a cook than grabbed out of a well-stocked fridge.

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