Breakfast is said to be the most important meal of the day, so why not do it up big? One of my favorite breakfast spots in the world is The Griddle Cafe, right down the street from my home here in West Hollywood. If you look closely, you might spot a movie star or two hiding behind their hat and sunglasses... this place is frequented by all kinds of celebrities, locals and tourists. The Griddle boasts over the top portions and serves up stacks of pancakes bigger than your head.
My favorite item on the menu, isn't even on the menu at all. A french toast coffee-cake type of goodness dubbed the "Secret French Toast" is my go-to item every single time. As we all know, every good secret worth keeping requires a secret password to go along with it. Thats right, you can't just stroll in and order "The Secret French Toast" without knowing the secret password. This french toast is so good it's had some of my friends talking about our breakfast here for years. Expecting me to offer up the secret password? I can't do that unfortunately or it wouldn't be a secret, but I am sure you will find a way to figure it out. I call it "Life Changing French Toast" because it will spoil you so bad that you will never be able to enjoy any other french toast the same way ever again.
Don't just come for the french toast, however. Their Red Velvet Pancake is very popular and delicious, as well as all of their specialty items including and their own version of huevos rancharos called "Tequila Sunrise". This item features two corn tortillas topped with re-fried beans, two eggs sunny side up, jack & cheddar covered with their own gold tequila-spiked rancheros sauce and served with chicken tequila sausage!
Planning on going on a weekend? Well, plan on waiting a while. The line at this place on the weekends can wrap around the building and passed the Directors Guild which is next door! I definitley recommend coming on a weekday if possible.
Even though this place is a slightly pricier than your average breakfast spot ($12.95 for their version of huevos rancharos), I'm still going to classify this breakfast as a bargain. I still consider it a good deal due to the fact that there is no way you will ever be able to finish a stack of pancakes or an order of french toast without some help from a friend, or two. Split the cost and share...or don't, eat up and enjoy!
The Griddle Cafe is located at 7916 W Sunset Blvd in West Hollywood, California. Also, look for their new location coming to Las Vegas soon (I've heard in true Vegas fashion, it will be open 24 hours).