6710 La Tijera Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90045
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  • Sun. & Wed., 7 a.m.-9 p.m., Thu.-Sat., 7 a.m.-10 p.m.; Mon.,-Tue., 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • $
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Beer/Wine
  • Catering, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Not Accepted
Every Angeleno has a secret backdoor shortcut to the airport, and Pann’s is smack on the route of at least two-thirds of them. It’s a grand ‘50s coffee shop right on the triangle formed by the intersection of La Cienega, La Tijera and Centinela, a bright, neon-lit fortress of patty melts, Dreamburgers, banana splits and pie, bottomless cups of coffee, and a twangy soundtrack that veers from Duane Eddy to Elvis and back. Mornings see customers from all over Los Angeles, some of them bleary-eyed from the previous night’s festivities, who can’t stay away from the sugar-cured ham, the thick blueberry pancakes or the big plates of steak and eggs. Pann’s is a coffee shop, not a temple of cuisine, but we all owe it to ourselves to stop by for a plate of chicken from time to time.

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