Du-par's Restaurant & Bakery

6333 W. Third St.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
323-933-8446

Details

  • Daily, 24 hours
  • $$
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Open 24 Hours
  • No Alcohol
  • Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Not Accepted
Until its Farmers Market flagship closed, Du-par's was the last of Southern California's quality-obsessed coffee shop chains. Then the chain was sold to W.W. "Biff" Naylor, whose father founded the Tiny Naylor's chain 80 years ago. Biff installed his daughter Jennifer Naylor as chef, a Wolfgang Puck protégée, and longtime customers who lived and died for Du-par's French toast started contemplating the Grand Slam Breakfast at Denny's. Is the French toast the same? It is not — it's more of the egg-dipped-and-fried school than of the buttery, puddingy variety I had always insisted was the best in town. But to everyone's surprise, Jennifer Naylor's Du-par's is neither a chefly interpretation of a coffee shop, like BLD, nor a parlor of seven-sprout omelets and tofu scrambles. It is, more or less, Du-par's, but with a killer hash browns recipe, very decent bacon from Daily's, and all the tuna melts, Monte Cristos, tri-tip sandwiches and liver-and-onions any coffee-shop aficionado could possibly want. Also at 12036 Ventura Blvd., Studio City. (818) 766-4437.

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