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Dinah's Family Restaurant

6521 S. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90045


  • Daily, 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • $
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Beer/Wine
  • Kid Friendly, Takeout
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Accepted
The oven-baked German pancake at this Westchester-proximate coffee shop feeds three: It's brown around the edges, crisp and spongy like a giant Yorkshire pudding, thickening into a dense, moist, springy crepe as you descend into the pancake's interior. Less voracious appetites may wish to try the extra-cinnamony apple pancakes, or the thin, crisp Swedish pancakes, or French pancakes rolled in flavored butter, or the potato pancakes, sour, lacy-edged crepes that happen to have a little grated potato stirred into them.

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