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The Griddle Cafe

7916 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
The Griddle Cafe

Photo: Christine Chiao Pancakes at The Griddle Cafe


  • Sun, Sat 8am-4pm, Mon-Fri 7am-4pm
  • $
  • Breakfast, Lunch
  • Beer/Wine
  • Catering, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Takeout
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Not Necessary
On a Sunday morning, the Griddle is really loud: clattering pans, a hundred shouted conversations, amplified rock & roll bouncing off the high ceilings. Actors from what seem like half the shows on Fox and the WB are rubbing sleep out of their eyes. And the woman next to you at the counter is eating a stack of berry pancakes so large that it looks like a movie prop, like three large pizzas piled on top of one another and smothered in powdered sugar. The enormous pancakes are available blanketed in cinnamon streusel, or spiked with Kahlua and Baileys, or smothered under an improbable mass of whipped cream and crumbled Oreos. They are not the best pancakes in Los Angeles, but they are good enough.

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