Food & Drink

5 new breakfast sandwiches to stuff your mouth with this weekend

Published On 05/08/2014 Published On 05/08/2014
Jeff Miller

Los Angeles When you don’t have time for a leisurely, boozy brunch, there’s nothing more satisfying than grabbing a fistful of breakfast. This Mother’s Day weekend, show Mom that you don’t need a fork to eat like a grown-up, and instead, get one/all of these new breakfast sandwiches.

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Torta Company: You love your breakfast burrito -- we totally understand. But this weekend, reconsider your vision of a Mexican-inspired morning, and grab a satisfying breakfast torta. Loteria Grill’s Chef Jimmy Shaw delivers the goods on homemade telera rolls packed with scrambled eggs, avo, black beans, chipotle mayo, and optional (hahaha) smoked ham or chorizo. Continue Reading

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CiBOTECA: Because you need a good breakfast panini to complement your morning macchiato and Italian lifestyle, this cozy new SaMo deli will have you shouting, “che figata!” Park your Vespa and order up the “BreakFAST”, a hot-pressed ciabatta filled with an egg omelet, prosciutto cotto & Montasio cheese, or the “BreakSLOW” without eggs.

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Open Air Kitchen + Bar: The Brick+Mortar gang has finally launched their WeHo joint, so start your day right with breakfast on the open-air (you don't say...) patio. Chow down on an English muffin sandwich of eggs, hash, and bacon, but only after you’ve ordered the Maestro margarita, or hit the top-it-yourself Bloody Mary bar.

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Superba Food + Bread: This new Venice staple dropped $65K on a four-deck, Italian bread oven, so you better believe they're going to use it to bring the breakfast. And that’s exactly what the newest addition to the Superba family does with their morning sammie: slow-cooked eggs, linguica, and braised kale, all deliciously nestled in the sweet, fluffy goodness of a freshly baked pain au lait.

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EggSlut: Okay, this one's not BRAND new, but, goddamn, it's so good. Get in line early at Grand Central Market, and belly up to EggSlut's counter for The Fairfax, a coquettish combo of soft scrambled eggs, chives, cheddar cheese, and caramelized onions, sandwiched between a Sriracha mayo-brushed brioche bun.

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1. Torta Company 735 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90017 (Downtown)

Brought to you by the Shaw Brothers, this Downtown spot specializes in Mexican sammies, with a number of options like the Papa Con Rajas (roasted poblano peppers, panela and Oaxaca cheese, pinto beans) and the Tinga de Setas (mushrooms, tomato-chipotle sauce, pinto beans, avocado, Oaxaca string cheese).

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2. Ciboteca 606 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401 (Santa Monica)

This SM brunch spot is known for having everything under the sun to cure your next-morning aches. Gulp down one of their delicious paninis, Italian sodas, or black sesame cheesecake (??).

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3. Open Air Kitchen + Bar 892 N. La Cienega, Los Angeles, CA 90069 (West Hollywood)

This West Hollywood haunt is never a bad option for drinks, with a menu loaded with numerous wines, beers, and cocktails; but the real treat is their edibles menu, featuring options like prosciutto, fig, and arugula salad and a kale and spinach pizza with Parmesan cream sauce.

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4. Superba Food + Bread 1900 S Lincoln Blvd, Venice, CA 90291 (Venice)

Spearheaded by Bread and Pastry Director Carlos Enriquez, Superba is a bright and spacious spot offering up treats from an everything croissant (!) to kouign amann to avocado toast on house-baked bread. Don't roll your eyes just yet -- the avocado toast here is actually some of the best in the city. No matter what you put on Superba's bread, you'll find yourself craving more after each bite, so be sure to take some home with you. And don't forget to pick up a Nutella banana pop tart and a bag of bombolini, too.

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5. Eggslut 317 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90013 (Downtown)

Eggslut found a permanent home in Grand Central Market after carting around their in-demand goods for years. Building a bacon, egg, & cheese may not seem difficult, but building one as exceptional as Eggslut does is pure art. But really, nothing on this menu will let you down -- the line is worth it.

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