Square One

4854 Fountain Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90029
323-661-1109
Square One

Photo by Anne Fishbein

Details

  • Daily 8am-3pm
  • $$
  • Breakfast, Lunch
  • BYOB
  • Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Takeout
  • Street Parking
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Not Necessary
It is hard to go wrong with bacon, but Square One, a cheerful, brightly painted breakfast place in the L. Ron Hubbard district of East Hollywood, may have the city's best: Nueske's bacon, the well-regarded artisanal product from northern Wisconsin, sliced thick, laid on a rack and slow-roasted until it becomes crisp but pliable, sweet and deeply smoky, exploding under your teeth into gushers of fragrant juice. Still, even without the bacon, Square One is a pretty good place - epochal breakfasts, big salads for lunch made with roasted beets or house-cured salmon, pressed ham-and-cheese sandwiches, organic grits, and fragile chocolate-chip cookies. The chefs shop the same way you do, or at least the way you would like to think that you would if your life were devoted to cooking breakfast rather than to such unimportant concerns as work, television and sex. See full review.

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