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Nick's Cafe

Map & Directions 1300 N. Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
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323-222-1450
  • Breakfast
  • Sun, Sat 6:30am-4pm, Mon-Fri 5:30am-3pm
  • cash
  • Takeout
  • Breakfast
  • No Alcohol
  • Reservations Not Accepted
  • Parking Lot Available, Street Parking

Description

LA Weekly's Description

Before yuzu vinaigrettes, before acai margaritas, before pigs whose lineage is better-traced than the Queen of England's, there was ham and eggs, which so powerfully signified contentment in Los Angeles that a Depression-era political movement was named for it. Ham and eggs on Thursdays -- what more could a man want? So it is not much of a surprise that Nick's Café, the best-preserved '40s diner in the downtown area, a breakfast place crowded with policemen before 6 a.m. and shut up tight before 2, should be famous for its version of the dish -- decent fried ham, carefully cooked eggs, hash browns: period. There's a jar of blender salsa if that's your sort of thing. Pictures of trains. Diner coffee -- no organic, shade-grown, fair-trade, single-finca joe allowed on the premises.

 
Member Reviews

  • jasonparker2560
    jasonparker2560 wrote a review for Nick's Cafe
    on 04/12/12
    4

    You don't get any more old school than Nick's Cafe. I've only been by once but it was quite an experience. The food is standard greasy spoon fare with one exception, tomatoe preserves. I never would have imagined that at 31 I would try a new condiment that might be the tastiest I have ever had. Great place to go next time you have an early meeing in downtown.

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  • LA Weekly on 12/01/10

    LA Weekly's Best of LA 2010 pick - Best Noir Breakfast!

  • Edgar V. on 12/10/11

    Make sure to check out the specials, best Eggs Benedict in town, usually 6 to 8 types. On the weekend get there before 11:am if you don't want to wait.

  • Rachael R. on 02/03/13

    Gotta get here before 10, otherwise you'll wait 20+ min to sit.

  • Katy T. on 11/03/12

    Had the huevos rancheros and it was amazing. It packs a little heat as you dig in, but it's quite flavorful.

  • Jazmin O. on 09/26/11

    Cash only.

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