Du-Par's Restaurant & Bakery
Los Angeles, CA 90036
LA Weekly's Description
Until its Farmers Market flagship closed, Du-par's was the last of Southern California's quality-obsessed coffee shop chains. Then the chain was sold - to W.W. "Biff" Naylor, whose father founded the Tiny Naylor's chain 80 years ago. Biff installed as chef his daughter Jennifer Naylor, a Wolfgang Puck protÃ©gÃ©e, and longtime customers who lived and died for Du-par's French toast started contemplating the Grand Slam Breakfast at Denny's. Is the French toast the same? It is not - it's more of the egg-dipped-and-fried school than of the buttery, puddingy variety I had always insisted was the best in town. But to everyone's surprise, Jennifer Naylor's Du-par's is neither a chefly interpretation of a coffee shop, like BLD, nor a parlor of seven-sprout omelets and tofu scrambles. It is, more or less, Du-par's, but with a killer hash browns recipe, very decent bacon from Daily's, and all the tuna melts, Monte Cristos, tri-tip sandwiches and liver-and-onions any coffee-shop aficionado could possibly want. Also at 12036 Ventura Blvd., Studio City. (818) 766-4437.
Tips from foursquare
Try Du-par's for a great breakfast anytime of the day or night!
This diner offers a full menu, but we love the pies. Try the gooseberry. It's got a lattice crust and more tart than rhubarb. It's said to be a favorite of actor Nicolas Cage.
The pancakes are to die for. Seriously.
I know they are known for their pancakes, but du-pars has the best French toast in the world, and has since I was a kid!
Beat-the-clock dinner deals 4 - 6 pm. Pay only the time you check in... I got here at 4 and had a simple Chicken Picatta meal for only $4! It was actually surprisingly delicious.
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