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Nickel Diner

Los Angeles
Diner
$$$$

The home-made jam, classic diner dishes, and maple-bacon donuts at this revered diner located in downtown LA are worth a visit.

Tuesday
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

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The dynamic duo of chef Monica May and owner Kristen Trattner restored and reinvigorated this retro diner nearly 15 years ago, and have been serving up a menu of whimsical comfort food and plenty of decadent baked goods ever since. During the pandemic, they’ve gone above and beyond to support their unhoused neighbors in Downtown LA, offering a “Pay it Forward” meal program that only requires a $13 donation to provide a meal to someone else in need. Breakfast splurges include maple-bacon donuts, berry-topped brioche French Toast, and housemade Pop-Tarts, while lunch fare features burgers, mac n cheese, pozole, and a pulled pork sandwich. Vegans are welcome too, and can choose from tofu ranchero, tofu veggie scrambles, and a quinoa-stuffed avocado.
How to order: Walk in or order takeout online.

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Tuesday
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

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